Helen Helper


Funeral services for 61-year old Helen Helper are Friday, June 23, 2023 at 10:00 at Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD.

Graveside services are at the Holy Rosary Mission Catholic Cemetery in Pine Ridge, SD.

A two-night wake service starts Wed, June 21 at 5:00 at Brother Rene Hall in Oglala.

Online condolences may be left at siouxfuneralhome.com

Helen Mary Helper was born on October 12, 1961 in Pine Ridge, SD to Pete Helper Sr and Lillie (Red Shirt) Helper. Helen made her journey to the Spirit World on June 10, 2023 at the Great Plains Health in North Platte, NE.

Helen is survived by her spouse Henry Lodge; sisters Corrine (Helper) Janis and Darlene Helper; brother William Vaughn Helper; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents Pete Sr and Lillie (Red Shirt) Helper; sisters Geraldine Helper and Mary Helper; brothers Peter Helper Jr, Timothy Helper, and Ernest Helper; paternal grandparents Samuel Helper and Mary Thunder Hawk-Helper; maternal grandparents John Red Shirt and Mary Pumpkin Seed-Red Shirt.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Wawokiya Helper, Rock Wi Wachi Brewer, Brian Reinholz, David Janis, Tony Janis, Corby Plenty Wounds Jr, Sam Ghost Bear, Deanthony Jeffries, and Trey Janis III.

Honorary pallbearers will be adopted sister Charlotte Running Horse & Family, Elizabeth P Titus, Ruth Ann Titus, Beau Titus, Cherish Janis, Destree Merrival, Kevin Merrival, Christian Merrival, Sebastian Merrival, Ariel Titus, Cabe J Brewer, Seth Trueblood, Joyce Fisherman & Family, Monica Titus, Carrie Titus, Elizabeth “Tiny” Rowland & Family, Mike Little, Doug Bissonette, Tyra Williams, Bonnie & Terry Returns, Ian Ten Fingers, Ethan Titus, Anamae Bald Eagle, Gloria Goggles, Louella Two Lance, Julie Warrior, Avis Blacksmith, Ruby Star Comes Out, Louella Youngman, Pamela Starr, Tina Merdanian, Cohen Home, Great Plains Health ICU Doctors & Staff, Pine Ridge Meals for Elderly, and all friends & relatives.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD