Delbert No Neck


After a lifetime of roaming the countryside, 71-year old Delbert No Neck will be laid to rest on Dec 28, 2023, at the 7th Day Adventist Cemetery at Red Shirt Table, where he grew up along the Cheyenne River.  

A dinner in his memory will be held at Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD, on Dec 28, 2023, with services starting at 11:00.

Traditional Lakota services will be rendered by the Medicine Horse Sundance Leaders.  Eyapaha will be Ivis Long Visitor.

Delbert No Neck was born on a spring day, April 8, 1952, along the rim of the badlands of South Dakota. On Dec 12, 2023, Delbert left Earth for his journey to the Spirit World.  

Delbert was raised by his uncle Ed Two Bulls Jr, who taught him many things.  His best friend was Buddy Red Bow and they played along the badlands.  Delbert was one of Buddy’s body guards. 

Delbert was an accomplished self-taught artist.  His artwork is currently hanging in many prestigious art galleries around the world.  Delbert painted many full-sized murals in Rapid City, Sioux Falls, and Springfield, SD, and in many other places where he roamed.

Delbert was a nomad; his Lakota blood could never be tamed and he wandered all over the country meeting new people and making memories.  Delbert had a grin and a strong handshake for everyone he met; he had a lot of friends. 

In the last days of his life, Delbert made his home in Mitchell, SD, where he made lifelong friendships and told many stories to his new family.  

Delbert was raised among horses, and it was his honor to continue to work with horses at Reclamation Ranch in Mitchell, SD.  Delbert was an old-time cowboy who loved his Tony Lamas, Stetson hats, and Levi jeans.  Delbert loved riding bulls and being around old-time cowboys and cowgirls.

Delbert lived his life his way. He knew when it was time to leave, and he did – on his terms and in his own special way.

Delbert left behind his sister Fedelia (Robert) Cross, six nieces and nephews, 14 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.  

Delbert leaves behind his relatives from the Jumping Bull family, One Feather family, Little Killer-Two Bulls family, and No Neck family from his Southern Cheyenne bloodline.

Delbert’s pallbearer will be Don “Gummer” Garnier, whom he met on his travels and spoke of fondly.

Delbert’s honorary pallbearers will be all the friends and family that cared for him, especially all the girls he loved and all the girls who loved him back.

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Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD