Funeral services for 76-year old Gertrude Yankton are Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 at noon in the T&T Center in Wanblee, SD, with Chris Grillow and Rita Brown officiating and traditional Lakota services by Richard Moves Camp, Russell Eagle Bear, and Chub White Mouse
A one-night wake service starts Friday, December 3, at 2:00, also at at the T&T Center in Wanblee
Burial is in the Yankton Family Cemetery in Wanblee, SD
Gertrude’s family requests that everyone in attendance take all the necessary precautions against the spread of COVID-19. Masks will be required and current vaccination status is necessary.
Gertrude P. Yankton “Thatuye Topa Chanku Wakhan Win” was born on July 16, 1945 in Pine Ridge, SD to Joseph Ashley and Victoria Red Elk. Gertrude made her journey to the Spirit World on November 23, 2021 at the Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD.
Gertrude is survived by her daughters, Rhonda G. Yankton and Rella Yankton, both of Rapid City, SD, and Revalyn (Robert) Montileaux and Randene Yankton, both of Wanblee, SD; 18 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents, Victoria Red Elk and Joseph Ashley; spouse, Royal Delane Yankton; daughter, Raqual Yankton-Reinhart; sons, Randy Yankton and Royden Yankton, Sr.; siblings, Gayle Ashley, Agatha Tallmandan, Agnes Bad Cob, and Sarah Standing Bear; grandchildren, Catherine Bettelyoun and Emily White; and great-grandson, Baby Royden Yankton.
Pallbearers will be Ace Amiotte, Albert Curry, Jr., Shawn Ashley, Stacy Blue Legs, Jimmy Little Bull, Robert Montileaux, Cornell Reddest, and Dustin Zimiga.
Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren: Lenny Shot With Arrow, Rebecca & Roy Yankton, Jr., Angel, Melanie, & Delane “Sonny” Yankton-Bettelyoun, Randa Yankton, Randy “Son” Yankton, Rainy Montileaux, Clara, Charlize, & Cydnee Bettelyoun, Reason Yankton, and Releah, Randen, & Jayden Yankton-White, great-grandchildren: Aliyah, Noah, Adalyn, Lou Shane, Adela, Royal, Mark, Maria, Rylin, JR, Nalani, Creed, and Charleigha, Meredith Blue Legs, Michael Marshall, Sr., Teresa Gomez & Lee Horned Antelope, Lola Lamont, Deloris Curley, Dick & Carol Lee, Brian & Rose Butler, Chub White Mouse, Linda Marshall, Pat & Mary Bad Hand, Arlette Has No Horse, Abel & Betty Red Bird, Mavis Wilcox, Richard & Arvella Moves Camp, Pauletta Red Willow, Stephana Standing Bear, Bob & Jeannette Amiotte, Mandie Amiotte, Earlene Rooks, Sterline Rooks, Darlene Rosane, Waylon & Helene Gaddie, Diane Chipps-Clark, Woptura Oyate, Jewel Moore, Mae White Bull, Melanie Janis & Family, Paulette Iron Crow, RAI Staff, Ateyapi Lakota Class, CHS Staff, Mona Vocu, Austin Watkins, Ernest, Calvin & Howard Red Elk, Frances Ashley & family, Leslie Ashley, Donna Sitting Up, Evelyn Moves Camp, Linda Yellow Elk, Russell Eagle Bear & family, Vicki Eagle Bear, Silas Blayne & family, Bernadine Sitting Holy, Virgil Quick Bear, Bruce& Paula Long Fox, Todd Randall, Wanblee HC, Pine Ridge Acute Care, Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Carlin Red Blanket, Lisa Iron Cloud, Melvin Bad Hand, Kathy Dillon, Jude & Tammy Dillon, Reva Mesteth, Brandi Apple, and All Friends & Relatives.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD