Funeral services for 37-year old Marsha Loafer are Tues, May 25, 2021 at 2:00 at the Loafer residence on American Horse Creek, near Kyle, SD, with Father Ron Seminara, S.J., officiating and traditional Lakota services by Mr Delane Has No Horse
Burial is at the Loafer Ranch Family Cemetery at American Horse Creek
A one-night wake starts Monday, May 24, at 11:00, also at the Loafer residence at American Horse Creek
Marsha June Loafer was born on March 8, 1984 in Pine Ridge, SD to Viola Julia (Clifford) Loafer and Francis William Loafer. Marsha made her journey to the Spirit World on May 17, 2021 at American Horse Creek near Kyle, SD.
Marsha went to school at Rockyford and Batesland for her grade school years, and Little Wound for high school. She also attended Tree Haven in Yellow Bear near Allen, SD.
She loved the country and she loved her horses, so after her graduation she lived out on her mother and father’s ranch. She bought chickens, bottle-fed calves, and even a little bottle fed colt. She also had a miniature goat, a pig, 2 big Clydesdales, 2 Perchron horses and a Great Dane named “Tiny”.
She loved the outdoors so much that she would be in the corrals with the cows and horses, just playing with them. She was always busy- working construction with her dad, helping him fix fences, and build corrals. She helped run cows, round them up and taking care of the everyday ranch chores.
Marsha always had a lot of friends and cousins who enjoyed her company. She loved her family very much. Every Sunday was a special day for her as many of her relatives would come to visit and make a day to spend with all of the children.
She was used to being around family just laughing and joking with one another. They would all ride horses and at the end of the day, before she would leave, she always said, “I love you.”
Marsha is survived by her mother, Viola Loafer; brothers, Richard Loafer and Travis (Destiny) Loafer; nieces, Kaydence, Marie, Mariah, Makayla, Makenzie, and Kassiah; nephews, Clay and Bill; and special friends, Gabrielle (Fineran) Shots With Arrow.
Marsha was preceded in death by her father, Francis “Bill” Loafer; sister, Tanya June Loafer; brother, Baby Boy Loafer; maternal grandparents, Phyllis (Ruff) Clifford and Rueben C. Clifford, Sr.; paternal grandparents, Yvonne & Asay Loafer; niece, Yvonne Loafer; adopted uncle, Harvey J. Wieland; and many aunties and uncles.
Pallbearers will be Walt Martinez, Tony Martinez, Henry Clifford, Rueben Clifford III, Byron Head, Renzel Watkins, Derek Janis and Robert Hernandez.
Honorary pallbearers will be Little Wound Mustangs Class of 2002, Lisa (Watkins) Clifford, Austin Watkins, Jr., Perry Zephier & Family, Ruby S. Clifford & Family, Belva K. Clifford & Family, Hattie Lynn Tobacco & Family, Stacey & Tony Marrufo & Family, Stephanie Standing Soldier & Family, Denisha & Randy Witt & Family, Shayla & Adam Weasel & Family, Hilda & Lou Diaz & Family, Bill & Jonny Clifford & Family, Rueben Clifford, Jr., Ed Clifford, Eddie Clay & Logan Clifford, Lorna & Charlie Cuny & Family, Bonnie & Steven Standing Soldier & Family, Laddimer Clifford, Jr. & Family, Linda Mesteth & Family, Alberta Mesteth & Family, Liz & Avery “Joe” May, Matt Watkins & Family, Wilma & Dwight Winters & Family, Austin Watkins, Jr. & Family, Norma & Darrel Brown Bull & Family, Walt & Nancy Hernandez & Family, Floyd Hernandez & Family, Helen Hernandez & Family, Robert & Claudette Hernandez & Family, Lynn Hernandez & Family, Delane Has No Horse, Carla Kieffe & Family, Mike and Gene Kieffe, Pat Kieffe & Family, Molbay & Mary Martinez & Family, Julie Martinez & Family, Laretta Martinez & Family, Loretta Martinez & Family, Walter Martinez & Family, Tony Martinez & Family, Flint Family, Lynn Hunter, Margie & Richard Janis, Tudy Swallow & Family, Steph & Sam Apple, Gayla Loafer & Family, LouAnn Swallow & Family, Jeanean Jackson & family, Melanie Janis & Family, Sally & George O’Rourke & Family, Ben Loafer & Family, Acey Loafer & Family, Devonna Lone Wolf & Family, Jennifer & Tim Jones & Family, Jonne Lee Price & Family, Rex Price, Nathan Tobacco, Josephine M. Janis, and All Friends & Relatives.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD