Erna Wooden Knife

Funeral services for 71-year old Erna Wooden Knife are Thurs, Feb 25, 2021 at 11:00 at the St. Thomas Church in Corn Creek, SD, with Pat Bad Hand & Russell Eagle Bear officiating.

Burial is at the Belvidere Community Cemetery, Belvidere, SD

A 2-night wake service starts Tues, Feb 23, 2021 also at the St. Thomas Church in Corn Creek with prayer services starting at 7:00 PM each night.

Erna B. Wooden Knife was born on June 4, 1949 in Kadoka, SD to Ansel Wood Knife, Sr. and Mary Witt-Wooden Knife.  Erna made her journey to the Spirit World on February 18, 2021 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD.

Erna is survived by her daughter, Marla (Pete) Ferguson; son, Waylon (Wilda) Wooden Knife; siblings, Oleta Mednansky, Ansel Wooden Knife, Jr., Mary Lou Rider-Wooden Knife, John Wooden Knife, Bertha Morrison, Errol “Spook” Wooden Knife, Scott Wooden Knife, and Ruth Wooden Knife; grandchildren, Kelli R. (Jared) Wooden Knife-Young, Olivia (Cole Iyotte) Wooden Knife, Suni J. Wooden Knife, Michael (Julie Joseph) T. Grass, Jr., Shelly Wilcox, Avery A. (Faith Haukaas) Wooden Knife, Daniel Wooden Knife, Ty L. Wooden Knife, Miles Wilcox, Kaleigh Wooden Knife, and Joy J. Wooden Knife; and great grandchildren, Jordyn L. Young, Haydyn S. Young, Dennessa Red Elk, Dennis Red Elk, James Red Elk, Jai T. Wooden Knife, Cole L. Iyotte, Jared Young, Jr., Colton Iyotte, Alaila Wilcox, Jovanna Rodriquez, Carter Iyotte, Ava A. Wooden Knife, and MaKenna M. Iyotte.

Erna was preceded in death by her parents, Ansel & Mary Wooden Knife; daughter, Starla Wooden Knife; sisters, Shirley Winters, Edna Wooden Knife, and Floy Drake; and brother, Harold “Munch” Wooden Knife.  

Pallbearers will be Michael Grass, Jr., Avery Wooden Knife, Justin Mednasky, LeRoy “JR” Morrison, Jr., Miles Wilcox, Rob Wooden Knife, Jared Young, and Dennis Red Elk, Sr.  

Honorary pallbearers will be the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Rosebud Sioux Tribe Head Start, Darlene Allard, Cindy Quiver & Family, Howard & Mary Red Elk, Rita Eagle, Frank Frazier, Stacie Spotted Calf, Inez Medicine Blanket, Candy White Feather, Brenda Farmer, Mary Whiting, Russell Eagle Bear, Deb Boyd, Johnny & Jo Rogers, Gayle Cady, Sheila Allard, Sandra Morrison, Sherri Knox, Johnny & Zelda Witt, Carol Ferguson, Doug & Sheila Gillen, Sandy Wilcox, Tessa Quiver & Family, Jr Bettelyoun & Family, Mike & Kaitlyn Blom, Gloria Lakota & Family, Stan & Rachael Wooden Knife, Richard & Agatha Bald Eagle, Ira Young, Jayllen Witt, Audie Black Bull, Roxie Witt, Pam Witt, Julie Peneaux, Roberta “Cheppa” Witt, Francine Witt, Monument Health, Pennington County Federal Marshalls, Norris Elementary School, and All Friends & Relatives.  

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD