Waniyetu Ska Win LaRae Piper

Funeral services for 3-month 18-day old Waniyetu Piper will be Saturday, April 25, 2020, at 1:00 PM at the #9 Community Church in Manderson, SD, with traditional Lakota services by Mr Mike Little Boy

Burial Services are at St Mark’s Episcopal Cemetery in Rockyford

A one-night wake service starts 9:30 Friday morning April 24, 2020, at the #9 Community Church in Manderson, SD.

Waniyetu Ska Win LaRae Piper “Wakinyan To Cikala Win” (Little Blue Lightning Woman) was born on December 29, 2019 in Pine Ridge, SD to Vanessa Piper and made her journey to the Spirit World on April 17, 2020 at the Pine Ridge I.H.S. Hospital in Pine Ridge, SD.

Waniyetu Ska Win is survived by her mother, Vanessa Piper of Manderson, SD; father, Sean Ghost of Rapid City, SD; sisters, Cecilia Big Crow and Tanksi Piper; brothers, Wahukheza Big Crow, Bryan Smith, Jr., Aziliya Piper and Arlin Cuny, Jr. all of Manderson, SD; aunts, Valentina Makes Him First of Manderson, SD, Larissa No Braid of Denver, CO, Lara No Braid of Rockyford, SD, Earlvandalin Begay of Albuquerque, NM, Delores Pacheco of Arlington, TX, Pearl Martinez of New Mexico, Kasey, Kylah, and Kelsey Piper, and Kelly and Keesa Peters; uncles, Nicholas, Icamna, Justin, Jason, Jesse, and Galveston Bass, Jr., and Asay Spotted Eagle of Kyle, SD; grandparents, Babette Thin Elk, Michael Piper, Asay and Avanelle No Braid, Vicentia Pacheco, Lena and Will Peters, Marlene Piper, Belva and Peter Hector, Jenny He Crow, Carrie Ann White Antelope, Nick Halsey; great grandparents, Wilma No Braid and Scotti Brown Eyes; and cousins, Mila and Kique Correa-Cruz of Arlington, TX.

Waniyetu Ska Win was preceded in death by her grandparents, Orlando Thin Elk, Louella Brown Eyes, Aloysius Piper, Joe Brown Eyes, Valentina Thin Elk, Simon Looking Elk, Charles “Jim” No Braid, Mildred Holy Rock, Kayla Matthews, Kerry Peters, Victoria Piper, Baylee Makes Him First, Dante Bad Milk, Quannah Peters, Damien Piper, and Nizhoni Piper.

Pallbearers will be Corey Stover and Icamna Spotted Elk.

Honorary pallbearers will be Donna & Billy Jumping Eagle & Family, Samantha Janis & Family, Lavonne Mesteth & Family, Mase Oldson & Family, Richard Red Elk & Family, Blossom Johnson & Family, Russell “Chico” Mousseau, Wakiniyan Sna Mani II & Family, Arlene Jumping Eagle & Family, Sarita & Thad Richard & Family, Doree Jensen & Family, Paul, Mike, & Matt Plume, Donna Rae Looks Twice & Family, Charlene Shoulders & Family, Darla Swain & Family, Summer Looks Twice & Family, Steve Yankton & Family, Janice Little Dog & Family, Mark White Hawk & Family, Katie Kelly & Family, Trace Horse & Family, Kit Kaline & Family, Philomena Clifford & Family, Billy Jumping Eagle, Jr. & Family, Raeann Respects Nothing & Family, Sharon Respects Nothing & Family, Sharon Bass & Family, Deja Tobacco & Family, Andrea Cox & Family, Garrett Little Bear, Jr., Latonna Plenty Wolf & Family, Bobbi Spotted Elk & Family, Hugh Kills Back, Jr. & Family, Shirley Poor Thunder & Family, Ida Brushbreaker & Family, Georgaline Sparks & Family, Lois Blackmon & Family, Kathy Janis & Family, Tiny Steele & Family, Emma “Pinky” Plume & Family, Agnes & Gaylon Westover & Family, Kathy & Patrick Randall & Family, Krystal Swallow & Family, Lee Plenty Wolf & Family, Shannon Freed & Family, Joy Summers & Family, Barbra Sendejas & Family, Anita & Darrell Pino & Family, Mandy Hill & Family, Valeria Apple & Family, Claire (Ghost) Kelly & Family, Yu & Marcus from Chicago, and All Friends & Relatives.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

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