August 27, 1939 ~ May 10, 2023
ALLEN – Irene Ruth Fast Wolf, 83, made her journey to the Spirit World on May 10, 2023 at the Bennett County Hospital in Martin, SD. Irene was born on August 27, 1939 in Pine Ridge, SD to Antoine Makes Good and Olive (LaMont) Makes Good.
PeeWee was the 2nd of 4 children (she was the only girl). She graduated from American Horse Day School in 1954 and continued to attend high school at OCS in Pine Ridge graduating with the Class of 1958. After high school, she returned to Allen, SD where she married the love of her life, Tommy Fast Wolf.
In August of 1965, PeeWee started her lifelong passion of teaching by working as a teacher aid in all the classrooms at the American Horse School. Education was very important to PeeWee. She attended OLC and graduated with an A.A. in Education with the Class of 1984. She had been moved to the kindergarten classrooms and was there until she moved to the library in 1998. In 2021 she retired from the American Horse School. During this time, the school had dedicated the library in honor of her, The Irene Fast Wolf Library. PeeWee gave 65 years to education at the American Horse School, and she enjoyed every minute of it with all the students and staff, past and present.
PeeWee left a legacy of laughter, love, a smile that would melt your heart, and a hug that would warm your soul.
“Your mom wasn’t a fighter, she was a lover, but the love she had for you all, she fought hard”. ~JPB
Irene is survived by her children, Carol Makes Good-Rouillard, Tom “Al” (Danelle) Fast Wolf, Twila Fast Wolf, Jerilyn Fast Wolf and Tim Fast Wolf, Sr.; grandchildren, Antoine “Tony” Rouillard, Antoinette “Sissy” Rouillard, Spencer Rouillard, T.R. Fast Wolf, “Bubba” Fast Wolf, “Punky” Fast Wolf, Henry (Tianna) Tallman, Arianna “Baby Girl” Fast Wolf, Tasha Fast Wolf, Summer “Babes” Fast Wolf, Tim Fast Wolf, Jr., and Terry Fast Wolf; great grandchildren, Triston, Marquee, Antonia “Lovey”, Tiffany “Tiffy”, Tariah “Skuya”, Talon, Dominic “Sweet Boy”, Kansas, “Lil’ Timmy”, Tanner. Tamila, Tayla, Tayden, and Ariaella; hunka grandson, Eien Krolikowski; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Irene was preceded in death by her parents, Antoine and Olive Makes Good; husband, Thomas Wilbert Fast Wolf; son, Robert “Beefy” Fast Wolf; siblings, Stewart Makes Good, Joe Makes Good and Rev. Daniel Makes Good; grandson, Seymour Yamni Rouillard; nephew, “Little Joe” Makes Good; and niece, Stevie Ray Makes Good.
Pallbearers will be Owen Ferguson, Jim Cross, Eien Krolikowski, Wade Janis, Caesar Fire Thunder, Lester DuBray, Mike Hicks, and Milton Around Him.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Lila Casper, Ron & Irene Duke & Family, Anna Means, Joe Reddest, Tilden Reddest, Cornell Reddest, Rudy Reddest, Nancy Reddest, Tony & Marilyn W.H., Rhonda Makes Good & Family, Elizabeth Makes Good & Family, Anna Lee Makes Good & Family, Stacy Makes Good & Family, Webbie Makes Good, Donna L, Boggie L. & Family, Colleen B.E. & Family, Rose Y. & Family, Robert R.S. & Family, Shirley C. & Family, Roxie DuBray & Family, Larry & Sandra S., Lea D. & Family, Billy D., Brenda D. & Family, Betty Robertson, Echo F.T., Miss Jackson, Edwina , Elwanda F.T., Jeanette L.B. & Family, White Woman & Family, Jessica R. & Family, Justin, Christin & Family, Lindolfo, Lola Martinez, Barbara Dull Knife & Family, Lenora Longman & Family, Shilo K. & Family, Shirley B., Gloria K., Daneen Fast Wolf & Family, Carmelita D. & Family, Felice D. & Family, Isabella, Garland N.F., Jodie & Gary R., John R., Melvin & Eula Y. & Family, Kim Reddy, Steph & Neal Kindle & Family, Edna P.A. & Family, Carol Janis & Family, Patty Fire Thunder, Sharlene M., Annabelle B.B., Lisa J., Lola S., Justin & Cassie S. & Family, Buzz, Karen & Family, Buck T., Tony T., Brett, Camron P., Frank, Consuelo & Family, Dario& Mariette & Family, Sara Means & Family, George R.N. & Family, Shonna E. & Anthony & Family, Mary J.H. & Family, Linda B.W. & Family, Maria “Ching”, Donald Clifford, Steve & Lolita & Family, Pam A.H. & Family, Louise M., Misty T., Genia & Stormie C., Alicia & Dan & Family, Vinnie, Miles, Joey, Colleen S.B., Dean & Chas B.K. & Family, Clovia R.H. & Family, Darrell Marshall, Poor Bear Family, Tallman Family, Nelson Family, The Makes Good Boys, Around Him Family, Allen Elderly, Bennett County Nursing Home & Hospital, All American Horse School Students & Staff – Past and Present, and All Friends & Relatives.
Wake Services: Two night wake service starting at 1:00 PM, Saturday, May 20, 2023 at the American Horse School in Allen, SD
Funeral Services: 10:00 AM, Monday, May 22, 2023 at the American Horse School in Allen, SD.
Officiating: Pastor Tim Wardell
Traditional Lakota Services: Justin Poor Bear
Burial Services: Inestimable Gift Episcopal Cemetery, Allen, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD
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