Claudette Long Soldier


Funeral services for 56-year old Claudette Long Soldier are Friday, Sept 16, 2022 at 9:00 at the On Common Ground Church in Rapid City, SD, with Pastor Elton Yellow Boy officiating.

Cremation to follow the services with burial to be at a later date. 

A one-night wake service starts at Thurs, Sept 15, at 3:00 at the On Common Ground Church in Rapid City.

Claudette Marie Long Soldier was born on March 17, 1966 in Pine Ridge, SD to Alvin Francis Long Soldier and Ethel Marie Comes. Claudette made her journey to the Spirit World on September 7, 2022 at her home in Rapid City, SD.

Claudette is survived by her father, Alvin F. Long Soldier; daughters, Tyra Ashley, Shatori Black Elk, and Ethel Thunder Hawk; sons, Zuya Thunder Hawk and William Thunder Hawk; siblings, Emmaline Ferguson, Marlin Long Soldier, Craig Long Soldier, Rhonda Long Soldier, Gerri Long Soldier, Alvin Long Soldier, Jr., Hakela Long Soldier, Elizabeth Long Soldier, and Sylvia Shovelhead-Rector; aunt, Sharon Yellow Boy; and grandchildren, Alkin Aguilar, Lucca and Mesmerize White Bull, Michael, Emilliana, Marcelo, and Montrose Rainbow, Savannah, Hakela, and Zoe Thunder Hawk.

Claudette was preceded in death by her mother, Ethel M. Comes-Long Soldier; sister, Evelyn Long Soldier; brother, Shawn β€œFonz” Long Soldier; niece, Tashauni Long Soldier; and grandson, Wambli Thunder Hawk

Pallbearers will be Alkin Aguilar, TJay Sullivan, Louis Sullivan, James Stover, Adonis Collins, and Hoksila Whistler.

Honorary pallbearers will be Chiloe Bailey, Gregory Black Elk, Tony Adams, and All Friends and Relatives.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD