PINE RIDGE –– Francis Ray Rencountre, 46, made his journey to the Spirit World on Thursday, August 17, 2017, north of Rushville.
Francis Ray Rencountre was born on February 21, 1971 in Pine Ridge to Evans Rencountre and Clarissa Marie Loafer.
Francis is survived by his spouse, Sandra White Magpie of Pine Ridge; father, Evans “Binky” Rencountre of Pine Ridge; brother, Jared Duane Rencountre of Sioux Falls; sister, Leah DuBray of Atlanta, Ga.; children, Latisha White Magpie and Caitlin Rencountre both of Pine Ridge, Kristina Rencountre and Jenny Red Cloud both of Rapid City; and grandchildren, LaNayah “Sweetie Pie” White Magpie, Susanna Sitting Bear, and Esperanza Rencountre.
Francis was preceded in death by his mother, Clarissa Marie Loafer; son, Sabastian Rencountre; paternal grandparents, Francis Gordon Rencountre, Paul R. Fuhrman, and Anna L. “Coba” Fire Thunder-Fuhrman; maternal grandparents, Francis Loafer and Yvonne Rooks-Loafer.
A one night wake service started on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge. Funeral services were held on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge with Mr. Charles McGaa officiating. Traditional services were held with Ms. Darla Black. Burial Service was at the Fire Thunder Family Cemetery in Pine Ridge.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.