Funeral services for 69-year old Lester Cortier Sr are Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 3:00 at the Cortier residence in the #4 Community, Pine Ridge, SD, with Pastor Ken Trivette officiant.
Burial is at the Youngman Afraid of His Horse’s Family Cemetery in #4 Community
A one-night wake service starts Monday, August 9, at 10:00, also at the Cortier residence in #4 Community.
Lester Steven Cortier Sr was born on December 5, 1948 in Pine Ridge, SD to George Cortier and Pearl Red Breath Bear-Lakota. Lester made his journey to the Spirit World on July 30, 2021 in Pine Ridge, SD.
Lester is survived by his daughters, Leslie Cortier and Amy Cortier; son, Lester “Shawn” Cortier; siblings, Harriette White Face and Nellie Lakota; 12 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.
Lester was preceded in death by his parents, George Cortier and Pearl Red Breath Bear-Lakota; siblings, Gilbert Lakota, Audrey Lakota, Charles Cortier, Jerilyn Fast Wolf-Cortier, Wanda Lakota, Maynard Cortier, and Stacy Cortier; grandparents, Charles Red Breath Bear and Mary Face Darkling; aunts, Gladys Two Bulls, Agnes Iron Hawk, and Myrtle (Red Breath Bear) Johnson; and grandson, Cody Cortier.
Pallbearers will be Adrian Cortier, Kyle Cortier, Joseph Dixon, Harley Cortier, Daniel “DJ” Cortier, Tyger Cortier, JD Two Bulls, and Wayne Cortier.
Honorary pallbearers will be Pansy Weasel Bear & family, Blossom & Selma Johnson & family, Susan (Donnie),June (Frank), Kevin (Majorie), Orlando Two Bulls & Families, Renee Black Elk & family, Marlene Wilson & family, Carl, Lila, Tracy, Amber, Harley, Chuck, Andrew, Stacy, Tyler, and Jessie Cortier, Paperdoll Alkire & family, Vanessa, Belinda, Tina, and Dana Two Bulls, Jordan, Kay, & Kyson Cortier, Mike Little, Ernie Little & family, Sonny, Norman, and Lewis (Shanie) Wilson, Denise Fast Wolf & family, Stan, Junebug, Mike, and Sam Walking, Gerald Weasel, Darlene Black Bear, Delilah White Dress, Mary Walking & family, Melissa Cortier, Lisa Two Bulls, Genevieve Chase In Sight & family, Alex, Percy, Alta, and Ramona White Plume & families, Weasel Bear families, and All Friends & Relatives.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD