RAPID CITY, SD – Wa-kin-yan Wambli “Eagle” Gabe was born on June 6, 1980 in Rapid City, SD to Rudolph and Karen (Colhoff) Gabe. Eagle made his journey to the Spirit World on May 16, 2021 in Rapid City, SD.
Eagle is survived by his mother, Karen Gabe; children, Mialeah Fasthorse, Janae Stands, and Antonio Gabe; significant other, Esmeralda Serna; siblings, Hoke Colhoff, RJ Gabe, Ben Gabe, Manuel Gabe, Juanita Hernandez, Luis Colhoff, and Julissia Colhoff; grandmother, Lillian Benoist; grandchildren, Novalee Reynolds, Arabella Reynolds, and Mathias Ehret; aunts, Donna Ibbarra, Norma Witter, Rose Colhoff, Wilma Colhoff, Toni Colhoff, Gwen Colhoff, Marsha Colhoff, Dawn Colhoff, and Colleen Morgan; uncles, Jim Colhoff, John Colhoff, Ira Colhoff, Gary Gray, Tony Colhoff, Donald Morgan, Pat Brewer, and Ben Brewer; and numerous nieces & nephews.
Eagle was preceded in death by his father, Rudolph Boyd Gabe; grandparents, Rudolph Charles Gabe, Louise Fire Thunder, Ira Colhoff, James Colhoff, Annie Masteth, Vestana Colhoff, Sophie Colhoff, Herb Colhoff, Sr., Verdell Colhoff, Virgil Colhoff, Donald Colhoff, and Gerald Colhoff; aunts, Lisa Rendon, Bev Colhoff, and Kim Colhoff; uncles, Virgil Colhoff, Jives Colhoff, and Herb Colhoff, Jr.; and cousins, Annie Colhoff & Shelli Poor Bear.
Pallbearers were Ben Gabe, Jason Blue Horse, David Charging, Antonio Gabe, Bubba Colhoff, Kwan Allford, and Gilbert Jumping Eagle.
Honorary pallbearers were John Comfort, John Three Stars, Wilma Colhoff & Family, Shannon Poor Bear & Family, Dustin McCullum & Family, Juanita Hernandez & Family, Hope Colhoff & Family, Goldie Pourier & Family, John Lu & Family, Julissia & Julian Colhoff & Family, All Colhoff Families & Kids, Brian Sawyer, Cody Black Elk, Cory Walking Eagle, Jacob Ehret, 8523Troy Stays, Joel Shoop, Paul Young, Stanley Blue Horse, Duane Starr, Francisco Hernandez, Babe Poor Bear & Family, Riley M, Paris & Bubbles, and All Friends & Family.
One night wake service was held on Monday, May 24, 2021 at the Woyatan Lutheran Church in Rapid City, SD. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at the Woyatan Lutheran Church in Rapid City, SD, with Minister Jonathan Old Horse officiating. Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD.