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Eldon Forney

Funeral services for 57-year old Eldon Dale Forney are Tues, Nov 29, 2022 at 10:00 at the Wounded Knee District School in Manderson, SD, with Sister Barb Bogenschutz, Father Edmund Yainao, SJ, & Ms Joyce Tibbitts officiating and traditional Lakota services by Paul Forney and Wakinyan Forney.

Burial is at the Johnson Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Wounded Knee, SD.

A three-night wake service begins Saturday, Nov 26, at 2:30 with the first two nights at Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD. Vigil and Rosary services will be there Sunday at 7:00.

The third night starts Monday at 1:30 at the Wounded Knee District School in Manderson with evening services starting at 7:00 PM.

Eldon Dale Forney “Wapaha” was born on March 25, 1965 in Martin, SD, to Darold Forney and Sara (Hawk) Forney.  Eldon made his journey to the Spirit World on November 18, 2022 at the Pine Ridge I.H.S. Hospital in Pine Ridge, SD.

Eldon is survived by his wife Alva Forney; daughter Ashley (Colton) Forney; son Bradley Forney; hunka daughters Sammie Romero, Jessie Romero, Terry Lynn Poor Bear, Katherine Bury, Michelle Lau, Jalaine Kimball, and Tess Chase In Sight; hunka sons Mitchell Hollow Horn and Chayton Hollow Horn; father, Darold Forney; siblings Tom (Lou) Patton, Donald Patton, Sandra (Scott Murray) Mabin, MaDonna (Michael) Shepherd, Cheryl (Archie) Two Eagle; Mitzi (Coy) Big Crow, Paul (Missie) Forney, Tonya (Clarence) Broken Rope, Irene (Raymond) Sound Sleeper, and Angie Mabin; and numerous grandchildren, nieces, & nephews.

Eldon was preceded in death by his mother Sara Elizabeth (Hawk) Forney; brothers, Owen Patton Jr and Troy Dean Mabin; sister Christian Patton; grandparents Talton & Jenny (Hat) Hawk, Rudolph & Maxine (Rowland) Forney, Dale Mabin and Irene DuBray. 

Pallbearers will be Josh Williams, Michael Wright, Derek Youngman, Martin Mabin, Franklin Poor Bear Jr, Mike Yellow Horse, Sidney Jealous of Him, and Ethan Lemay.

Honorary pallbearers will be Timothy Pacer, Garfield & Crystal Steele, Genevieve Ribitsch, River Forney, Wakinyan Forney, Cheryl Whistler & Family, Rosie LaDeaux & Family, LaFawn Conroy & Family, Toni Red Cloud & Family, Tom Patton Jr & Family, Eric & Amber Mabin & Family, Nathan & Golden Simpson & Family, Tyler Wright, Ryan Forney, Melissa Patton & Family, Samantha Jo Youngman, Pru Hawk & Family, Lambert & Marylou Hawk & Family, Margie White Bear Claws, William White & Family, Shelly White & Family, Poppy White, Joe White Bear Claws, Susie Hawk, Tessie Hawk, Karen Hawk, David Hawk, Lamber Hawk Jr, Rodney White Bear Claws, Jeff White Bear Claws, Lea White Bear Claws, Shauna Patton-Neuman & Family, Shaina Forney, Tonya Vento, Mary Bull Bear & Family, Don & Elizabeth Yellow Horse, Bernadette Hollow Horn, Sharon Hollow Horn, Phyllis Hollow Horn, Linda Hollow Horn, Belva Emery, Tom Hollow Horn, William Hollow Horn, Charlotte Black Elk & Family, Delores Hollow Horn, Myles Marshall & Family, Francis Poor Bear, William Hill, Ryan Black Elk, Erlund Black Elk, Denise Black Elk, Susie Black Elk, Kim Black Elk, Sean Casey, McKenzie Casey, Theodore Hollow Horn, Wesley Bettelyoun & Family, Lula Bettelyoun, Catherine Bettelyoun, Josie Bettelyoun, Albert “Joe” Hollow Horn, Tillie Hawk & Family, Joy Marks & Family, Nichelle Hagen & Family, Danny Garneaux, Stanley Hollow Horn Jr, Cecelia Spotted Bear, Eugene Hunts Horse III, Bernard Mabin & Family, Don Yellow Horse Jr, Tony Wounded Head, Michael Thunder Horse Sr, Terrance Hollow Horn & Family, Irene “Rose” Lone Wolf & Family, his cat-Alfonz, All O.S.T. Support Service Staff, All Tribal Building Employees, All O.S.T. Tribal Council, Prairie Wind Casino Staff, All Pine Ridge A.C.N. Floor Nurses, Dr Madison Bangert, Betty Fast Wolf, Christine LaTay, Jonathan Yellow Horse, Darrin Yellow Horse, Danielle Hollow Horn, Myron Hollow Horn, Louis Hollow Horn, Samuel Hollow Horn, Emmanuel American Horse, Joseph American Horse, Whiteclay Grocery Store, Oglala Ridge Store, and All Friends & Relatives.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

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