Diana Whirlwind Horse


Funeral services for 59-year old Diana Whirlwind Horse are Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 10:00 at the Interior Community Hall in Interior, SD, with Deacon Calvin Clifford officiating

Private family burial services will be held 

A Rosary service begins Friday, October 22, at 6:00, also at the Interior Community Hall.

In lieu of flowers, Diana’s family requests donations to charities. One of Diana’s favorites was St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Diana Lynn Whirlwind Horse was born on September 16, 1962 in Kadoka, SD to Elijah Whirlwind Horse and Mae (Brafford) Whirlwind Horse. God took Diana by the hand on October 14, 2021 at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Diana attended Crazy Horse School from Kindergarten to graduating High School in 1980. She then attended National College in Rapid City, SD where she studied Business for a year. 

She went home to help and fell in love with ranching and life in the country. She enjoyed spending time with family, baking, working cattle, daily ranch tasks, and riding the four-wheeler for work or to take in the scenery of the place. 

She also enjoyed watching hockey and sewing. She was a Badlands girl and could spend hours appreciating its beauty. 

Grateful for having shared her life are her mom, Mae Whirlwind Horse; siblings, Judy, Carmen (Sam), Jonnie (Monica), Lisa (Allen), Mia, Lia, and Merti Whirlwind Horse; and many nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.

Diana was preceded in death by her dad, Elijah Whirlwind Horse; siblings, Sally, Kevin, and Wilma Whirlwind Horse; grandparents, Link & Fussy Brafford, Louis & Sadie Whirlwind Horse; nephews, Alan, Robert, and Clay; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Pallbearer will be Lincoln Whirlwind Horse.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD