2017-05-18 / The Holy Road

Louise Long Soldier

Louise Long Soldier was born on March 24, 1934 in Oglala, SD to John and Edna Alice (Loafer Joe) Blacksmith. Louise made her journey to the Spirit World on May 7, 2017 at the Hospice of the Hills in Rapid City, SD.

Louise is survived by her daughters, Fedelia (Robert) Cross, Marian Poor Bear, InaMae Sounding Side and Priscilla Long Soldier; son, Nolan (Daisy) Warrior; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, spiritual acquaintances, friends, and relatives.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents, John and Edna Blacksmith; sons, Allen Long Soldier, Leon Long Soldier, Elton Long Soldier, and Clayton Warrior; daughter, Verlene Long Soldier; nephews, Peter Blacksmith, Jr., Robert Blacksmith, Al Blacksmith, and Verdell White Bear Claws; nieces, Eldean Blacksmith, Lorna Blacksmith, Dorothy White Magpie, Rosalyn White Magpie, and Jessie American Bear; grandchildren, Allen Long Soldier, Jr., Alvin Iron Cloud III, Brent Sounding Side, Shelly Sounding Side, and Enzo Blacksmith-Looks Twice; brothers, Max, Peter, Sr., Kenneth, Tom, Leo, Franklin, and Wilbur Blacksmith; and sisters, Rose Blacksmith-White Magpie and Elizabeth Blacksmith-Walks Out.

A one-night wake service was held for Louise starting at 2:00 PM, Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD., with evening services held at 7:00 PM.

Funeral services took place at 10:00 AM, Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD., with Sister Barb Bogenschutz officiating and traditional Lakota services conducted by Mr. Marvin Helper. Burial services concluded at the St. Peter’s Cemetery, Lakeside Road, Oglala, SD.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD.

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