2017-11-08 / Spirit World

William F. Butcher

RED SCAFFOLD — William F. Butcher, 47, journeyed to the Spirit World on Monday, October 23, 2017 at the I.H.S. Hospital in Eagle Butte.

Willie is survived by his daughters: Ann D. Mae Butcher (Jon Taken Alive) of Eagle Butte, and LeeAnna Butcher of Lawrence, Kan.; son, Yamni Bobtail Bear; grandsons, Jayden and Jackson Taken Alive of Eagle Butte; sister, Yolanda Butcher of Salt Lake City, Utah; brothers: Louie Butcher Jr. and family of Rapid City, Danny Butcher and family of Eagle Butte, Clark Iron Hawk of Red Scaffold, Arthur Butcher of Farmington, N.M., and Samuel Butcher and family of Thermal, Calif.; aunties: Christina Moran, Philomine Moran and Wanda Hahne of Eagle Butte, Inez Iron Hawk of Red Scaffold, and Bonita Iron Hawk of Spearfish; uncles: Steve Moran of Bear Creek, Manny Iron Hawk of Red Scaffold, Dewey Bad Warrior of Eagle Butte, Gary Bad Warrior Sr. of Eagle Butte and Leonard “Foss” Chasing Hawk of Eagle Butte; Lois Chasing Hawk (unci) of Eagle Butte and High Elk Tiwahe of Green Grass.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ione Iron Hawk Butcher and father, Louis Butcher Sr.; daughter, Louise Butcher; maternal grandparents, Claude and Goldie Iron Hawk; paternal grandma, Maethel Butcher Moran; paternal grandpa, Roy High Elk; grandparents, Raymond Sr. and Ethel Uses The Knife; sister, Jolene Counting; niece, Sunny Butcher; nephew, Keiko Iron Hawk; great-great grandma, Alice Ghost Horse; great-great grandparents, Sam and Agnes Butcher; great grandma, Nellie Clown; great grandparents, Bill and Edith War Bonnet; cousins, Milt, Myron and Mike Bad Warrior; uncles, Ken War Bonnet and Rodney Iron Hawk Sr.; and Coach Earl Roberts.

A one night wake service started on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at the St. John’s Episcopal Church in Eagle Butte. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at the St. John’s Episcopal Church, with Mother Margaret Watson and Mother Mikayla Dunfee presiding. Burial followed at the Frazier Memorial Cemetery in rural Red Scaffold.

Luce Funeral Chapel of Eagle Butte has been entrusted with William’s arrangements.

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