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2017-04-19 / Spirit World

Michael Joseph Hawk ‘Wanbli Hoksila’

OGLALA - Michael Joseph Hawk “Wanbli Hoksila”, 85, made his journey to the Spirit World on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at his home in the Drywood Community.

Michael Joseph Hawk is a U.S. Army Veteran.

Michael Joseph Hawk was born on November 19, 1931 in the Drywood Community North of Oglala to Tal and Jennie (Hat) Hawk.

Michael is survived by his daughters, Tillie Hawk of Rapid City and Joy (Josef) Marks of Chesapeake, Va/; son, Daniel Garneaux of Chesapeake, Va.; brothers, Lambert (Mary) Hawk of Pine Ridge and Steven (Pru) Hawk of Oglala; sister, Sarah (Darold) Forney of Oglala; 14 grandchildren; and 8 grandchildren.

Michael was preceded in death by his daughter, Beverly Hawk; son, Lee Hawk; and sisters, Phoebe Thunder Horse and Tillie White.

A one night wake service was held April 12 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala with Mass of Christian Burial at 6:30 p.m. Funeral services were held April 13 at the Brother Rene Hall, with Father Joe Dauost, S.J. and Sister Barb Bogenschutz officiating. Traditional Lakota services were held by Mr. Ivis Long Visitor. Burial services were held at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Cemetery in Oglala.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge

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