Geraldine Helper


Funeral services for 62-year old Geraldine Helper are Friday, June 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Helper Residence in Pine Ridge, SD, with the Rev Asa Wilson and Ruby Bad Heart Bull officiating.

Burial services will be at the Makasan Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Oglala, SD

A one-night wake service starts at Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Helper Residence in Pine Ridge, SD, with evening services starting at 7:00.

Geraldine Helper was born on October 25, 1957 in Pine Ridge, SD to Peter Helper, Sr. and Lillie (Red Shirt) Helper. Geraldine made her journey to the Spirit World on June 21, 2020 at the Bennett County Nursing Home in Martin, SD.

Geraldine is survived by her son, Brandon Helper of Pine Ridge, SD; daughter, Rachel Garnier of Rapid City, SD; sisters, Corrine (Wayne) Janis and Helen (Henry) Lodge both of Pine Ridge, SD, and Darlene Helper of Chadron, NE; brother, William Helper of Oglala, SD; nephew, Vincent Helper of California; and other numerous nieces & nephews that she loved dearly.

Geraldine was preceded in death by her parents, Pete & Lillie (Red Shirt) Helper; brothers, Pete Helper, Jr., Ernest Helper, and Timothy Helper; sisters, Mary Helper and Shanna Helper; paternal grandparents, Samuel and Mary (Thunder Hawk) Helper; and maternal grandparents, John & Mary (Pumpkin Seed) Red Shirt.

Pallbearers will be Deanthony Jeffries, Rachel Garnier, Brandon Helper, Rocky Brewer, Clayton Fire Thunder, David Janis, and Terrance Running Shield.

Honorary pallbearers will be all friends & relatives who loved her dearly.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD