PORCUPINE – Curtiss D. Pourier “Ho Tanka Nanwica Kciji” (Loud Voice Defends Them”, 66, made his journey to the Spirit World on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Curtiss D. Pourier, “Ho Tanka Nanwica Kciji” was born on January 29, 1952 in Pine Ridge to Hobert and Olivia (Black Elk) Pourier.
Curtiss is survived by his children, Myron Pourier, Sr., Curt Pourier, Jr., Cody Pourier, Angeline Barreno, Cash Pourier, Sr., Natalie Pourier, Richard Christensen, and Wiley Pourier; 16 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; brothers, Lester Pourier, Duane Pourier, and Delbert Pourier; and sisters, Edna Pilcher, Lavonne Pourier-Richards, Deanna Pourier, and Phyllis Pourier.
Curtiss was preceded in death by his parents, Hobert and Olivia (Black Elk) Pourier; brothers, Cecil Pourier, Clarence Pourier, and Dennis Pourier; sister, Carol Pourier-Jacobs, and numerous nieces & nephews.
A one night wake service started on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the Rockyford School Gymnasium. Mass of Christian burial was held on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at the Rockyford School Gymnasium, with Father Edmund Yainao, S.J. officiating. Tra-