2017-05-17 / Spirit World

Louise Long Soldier

OGLALA - Louise Long Soldier, 83, made her journey to the Spirit World on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at the Hospice of the Hills in Rapid City.

Louise Long Soldier was born on March 24, 1934 in Oglala to John and Edna Alice (Loafer Joe) Blacksmith.

Louise is survived by her daughters, Fedelia (Robert) Cross, Marian Poor Bear, Ina Mae Sounding Side and Priscilla Long Soldier; son, Nolan (Daisy) Warrior; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, spiritual acquaintances, friends, and relatives.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents, John and Edna Blacksmith; sons, Allen Long Soldier, Leon Long Soldier, Elton Long Soldier, and Clayton Warrior; daughter, Verlene Long Soldier; nephews, Peter Blacksmith Jr., Robert Blacksmith, Al Blacksmith, and Verdell White Bear Claws; nieces, Eldean Blacksmith, Lorna Blacksmith, Dorothy White Magpie, Rosalyn White Magpie, and Jessie American Bear; grandchildren, Allen Long Soldier Jr., Alvin Iron Cloud III, Brent Sounding Side, Shelly Sounding Side, and Enzo Blacksmith-Looks Twice; brothers, Max, Peter Sr., Kenneth, Tom, Leo, Franklin, and Wilbur Blacksmith; and sisters, Rose Blacksmith White Magpie and Elizabeth Blacksmith-Walks Out.

A one night wake service was held May 11 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala. Funeral services were held May 12 at the Brother Rene Hall, with Sister Barb Bogenschutz officiating. Traditional Lakota services were held by Mr. Marvin Helper. Burial Services were held at St. Peter’s Cemetery on Lakeside Road in Oglala.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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