Ashley Jerome Cottier

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Funeral services for 44-year old Ashley Cottier are Sat, March 27, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Martin Activity Center in Martin, SD, with Pastor John Poff officiating.

Cremation will follow the services

A one-night wake service starts Friday, March 26, at 4:00 PM at the Martin Activity Center in Martin, SD.

Ashley Jerome Cottier was born on October 11, 1976 in Pine Ridge, SD to Ampering Cottier. He made his journey to the Spirit World on March 17, 2021 in Fosston, MN.

Ashley’s grandmother, Mabel Cottier, adopted him when he was born.  He lived with her until her death when he was 12 years old. Keena Clausen then adopted him. He lived with his aunt Pearl for a few years and then with Keena. 

Ashley is survived by his mother, Keena Clausen; son, Tyrell Wolfe; sisters, Skylee Kamerzell, Cheyenne Cottier, and Dakota Moore; brothers, Allen Libby, Ernie Libby, and Eric Terkildsen; aunts, Kim Clausen, Keeley Clausen, Georgina Blue Bird, and Winona Cottier; uncles, Jess Clausen, Virgil Clausen, and Shad Clausen; special friends, Cora & Vicki, Sandra Belcourt, Sissy Jo, Celeste, Tracy Mata, Julia, LaVonne Peterson, and Grandma Pat Butcher; favorite nieces, Stormie, Lakota, Thea, Loni, Lacy, Mableann, Cecelia, Abby Shelby, and Sidney Libby, favorite nephews, Bear, Joe, Wade, Bill, Roby, Shadow Blue, Dale Libby, Jr., Daysen, and Keyson; and numerous nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.

Ashley was preceded in death by his biological mother, Ampering; grandmother, Mabel; beloved aunty/mom/grandma, Pearl “Mammy” Cottier; brother, Dale “Butch” Libby; aunts, Erma Cummings, Jeanie Cottier, Rebecca Apple, and Beatrice DuBray; uncles, Newton “Buzz” Cummings and Joe Cottier; and numerous cousins and friends.

Pallbearers will be Shadow Jensen, Roby Wade, Bill Standing Bear, Ryan Butcher, Danial Bad Wound, Everett Libby, Malakota “Bear” Moore, Marcus Harris, Nakota Travis Moore, and Allen Libby, Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be Sherry, Shelly, & Sharla DeSersa, Angel Bush, Shannon B., LaVonne & BJ Gibbons, Aunt Georgina Blue Bird, Carla Lays Bad, Paula, Linda Ann, Virginia, Sophie, & Malinda Shangreaux, Rhonda Long Soldier, Eva DuBray, Cora & Vicki, Rhonda Three Stars, Tillie DuBray, Tucker & Ian Reddy, Deb Has No Horse, Johanna DuBray, Danetta Mousseaux, Sandra Belcourt, Keith & Roby Shangreaux, Beau Imitates Dog, Rich & Brandon Bettelyoun, Wayne Cheatwood, Moses Montileaux, Rebecca Apple & Family, Myrna & Malda Terkildsen, Jeannie Cottier & Family, Winona Cottier & Family, Gina & Johnny Cottier, Pearl Cottier & Family, Erma & Buzz Cummings, Beatrice DuBray & Family, Tiffany Brave, Dalores Long, Thony Schweigman, Sarah Fineran, LuAnn Bad Wound, Bennett County Nursing Home, Thelma Shangreaux, and All Friends & Relatives.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD