Irene “PeeWee” Fast Wolf


Funeral services for 83-year old Irene “PeeWee” Fast Wolf are Monday, May 22, 2023 at 10:00 at the American Horse School in Allen, SD, with Pastor Tim Wardell officiating and traditional Lakota services by Justin Poor Bear

Burial is at the Inestimable Gift Episcopal Cemetery in Allen.

A two-night wake service starts Sat, May 20, at 1:00 at the American Horse School in Allen.

Irene Ruth Fast Wolf was born on August 27, 1939, in Pine Ridge, SD, to Antoine Makes Good and Olive (LaMont) Makes Good. Irene made her journey to the Spirit World on May 10, 2023, at the Bennett County Hospital in Martin, SD.

PeeWee was the second of 4 children and the only girl). She graduated from American Horse Day School in 1954 and continued to attend high school at OCS in Pine Ridge, graduating with the Class of 1958. 

After high school, she returned to Allen, where she married the love of her life, Tommy Fast Wolf.

In August of 1965, PeeWee started her lifelong passion of teaching by working as a teacher’s aide in all the classrooms at the American Horse School. 

Education was very important to PeeWee and she returned to school in her 40s, attending OLC and graduating with an AA degree in Education with the Class of 1984. 

She was moved to the kindergarten classrooms and was there until moving to the library in 1998. She retired in 2021 from the American Horse School, which had dedicated its library in honor of her as The Irene Fast Wolf Library. 

PeeWee gave 65 years to education at the American Horse School, and enjoyed every minute of it with all the students and staff, past and present.

PeeWee left a legacy of laughter, love, a smile that would melt your heart, and a hug that would warm your soul.

“Your mom wasn’t a fighter, she was a lover, but the love she had for you all, she fought hard”. ~JPB

Irene is survived by her children Carol Makes Good-Rouillard, Tom “Al” (Danelle) Fast Wolf, Twila Fast Wolf, Jerilyn Fast Wolf and Tim Fast Wolf Sr; grandchildren Antoine “Tony” Rouillard, Antoinette “Sissy” Rouillard, Spencer Rouillard, TR Fast Wolf, “Bubba” Fast Wolf, “Punky” Fast Wolf, Henry (Tianna) Tallman, Arianna “Baby Girl” Fast Wolf, Tasha Fast Wolf, Summer “Babes” Fast Wolf, Tim Fast Wolf Jr, and Terry Fast Wolf; great-grandchildren Triston, Marquee, Antonia “Lovey”, Tiffany “Tiffy”, Tariah “Skuya”, Talon, Dominic “Sweet Boy”, Kansas, “Lil’ Timmy”, Tanner.  Tamila, Tayla, Tayden, and Ariaella; hunka grandson, Eien Krolikowski; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents Antoine and Olive Makes Good; husband Thomas Wilbert Fast Wolf; son Robert “Beefy” Fast Wolf; siblings Stewart Makes Good, Joe Makes Good and Rev Daniel Makes Good; grandson, Seymour Yamni Rouillard; nephew, “Little Joe” Makes Good; and niece, Stevie Ray Makes Good.

Pallbearers will be Owen Ferguson, Jim Cross, Eien Krolikowski, Wade Janis, Caesar Fire Thunder, Lester DuBray, Mike Hicks, and Milton Around Him.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Lila Casper, Ron & Irene Duke & Family, Anna Means, Joe Reddest, Tilden Reddest, Cornell Reddest, Rudy Reddest, Nancy Reddest, Tony & Marilyn W.H., Rhonda Makes Good & Family, Elizabeth Makes Good & Family, Anna Lee Makes Good & Family, Stacy Makes Good & Family, Webbie Makes Good, Donna L, Boggie L & Family, Colleen BE & Family, Rose Y & Family, Robert RS & Family, Shirley C & Family, Roxie DuBray & Family, Larry & Sandra S, Lea D & Family, Billy D, Brenda D & Family, Betty Robertson, Echo FT, Miss Jackson, Edwina , Elwanda FT, Jeanette LB & Family, White Woman & Family, Jessica R & Family, Justin, Christin & Family, Lindolfo, Lola Martinez, Barbara Dull Knife & Family, Lenora Longman & Family, Shilo K & Family, Shirley B, Gloria K, Daneen Fast Wolf & Family, Carmelita D & Family, Felice D & Family, Isabella, Garland NF, Jodie & Gary R, John R, Melvin & Eula Y & Family, Kim Reddy, Steph & Neal Kindle & Family, Edna PA & Family, Carol Janis & Family, Patty Fire Thunder, Sharlene M, Annabelle BB, Lisa J, Lola S, Justin & Cassie S & Family, Buzz, Karen & Family, Buck T, Tony T, Brett, Camron P, Frank, Consuelo & Family, Dario& Mariette & Family, Sara Means & Family, George RN & Family, Shonna E & Anthony & Family, Mary JH & Family, Linda BW & Family, Maria “Ching”, Donald Clifford, Steve & Lolita & Family, Pam AH & Family, Louise M, Misty T, Genia & Stormie C, Alicia & Dan & Family, Vinnie, Miles, Joey, Colleen SB, Dean & Chas BK & Family, Clovia RH & Family, Darrell Marshall, Poor Bear Family, Tallman Family, Nelson Family, Around Him Family, Allen Elderly, Bennett County Nursing Home & Hospital, All American Horse School Students & Staff – Past and Present, and All Friends & Relatives.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD