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Francis Aloysius White Dress



AMERICAN HORSE CREEK – Francis Aloysius White Dress, 87, made his journey to the Spirit World on Sunday, January 22, 2017, at the Pine Ridge I.H.S. Hospital in Pine Ridge. Francis was born on September 16, 1929 in Denby, to James and Amelia (Red Bear) White Dress.

Francis joined the United States Army and was honorably discharged on April 7, 1953. Francis married Adeline Sun Bear and to this union they had 9 children. They made their home at Denby, later moving to Kyle to American Horse Creek where he resided until the time of his passing. Francis was a rancher and also loved to garden. He was employed at various places throughout his life until he retired. Francis will be dearly missed by his children, his grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren, whom he loved dearly and they were his pride and joy.

Francis gratefully shared his life with his daughters, Mary (Ted) Lame of Number 4 Community,

Lucille (Belleron) White Dress of Kyle and Cynthia (Donovan) Thunder Hawk of Porcupine; sons, Wallace (Delphine) White Dress, Francis White Dress, Jr., Richard White Dress, Taylor White Dress, Boyd White Dress, and John White Dress all of Kyle; and sister, Pearl White Dress of Kyle.

Francis was preceded in death by his parents, James and Amelia White Dress; spouse, Adeline Sun Bear; brothers, Edward White Dress, Sr. and Floyd White Eyes; sister, Cecelia Frazier; step-daughter, Catherine Sun Bear; and grandchildren, Lorelie Lame, Emily Blue Bird, Asa Blue Bird, and Shirley Fresquez.

A one night wake service was held Jan. 29, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church Hall in Kyle. Funeral services were held Jan. 30, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church Hall, with Father Rick Abert, S.J. officiating. Traditional Lakota services were held by Mr. Rick Two Dogs. Burial services were held Jan. 30, at the Lakota Freedom Veterans Cemetery in Kyle.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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