Mark Cottier


Funeral services for 56-year old Mark Cottier are Monday, Jan 15, 2024 at 1:00 at the Rockyford Community Building in Rockyford, SD, with Ms Joyce Tibbitts officiating and traditional Lakota Services by Mr Vincent Black Feather

Burial is at St Paul’s Catholic Cemetery in Porcupine, SD

A one-night wake service starts Sunday, Jan 14, at 2:00 at the Rockyford Community Building with evening services at 7:00.

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Mark Ray Cottier was born on Christmas Day, Dec 25, 1967 in Pine Ridge, SD, to Robert Cottier Sr and Mildred Badger.  Mark made his journey to the Spirit World on Jan 5, 2024 at his home in Sharp’s Corner, SD.

Mark is survived by his children Selena Cottier, Markia Wounded Head, and Markayla Wounded Head; granddaughter Kailani Little Whiteman; sister, Daphne Cottier; brothers Aldwin Cottier, Robert Cottier Jr, Alvin Cottier, and Frank (Babe Ann Marie & Family) Cottier; nieces Trinity Blacksmith, Alexis Cottier, Angelina Cottier, Frankie Cottier, Isabella Cottier, Reign Cottier, Patience Cottier, Madison Cottier, and Colette Whiting; nephews Aldwin Cottier Jr, Sylvester Cottier, Daniel Cottier, Colin Whiting, David Whiting, Jordan Cottier, Trey Cottier, and Duane Cottier. 

Mark was preceded in death by his parents Robert Cottier Sr and Mildred Badger; maternal grandparents Mary Mousseau-Badger and Dave Badger; paternal grandparents Agnes Janis-Cottier and John Cottier; brothers Fred & Sylvester Cottier; sister Lucille Cottier; aunts Vera Badger, Bernadette Tuttle, Myrtle Badger, Bertha Badger, Sophie Badger, and Evelyn Big Owl; and nephew Jeremy Cottier

Pallbearers will be Joseph Blacksmith, Andrew Cottier, Sylvester Cottier, Cornell Red Star, Jordan Cottier, Colin Whiting, Tyler Little Whiteman, and Wesley Cottier.

Honorary pallbearers will be Two Eagle Family, Steele Family, Wounded Head Family, Shoulders Family, Lone Hill Family, Thunder Horse Family, Two Crow Family, Grass Family, Robert Valandra, Richard White, Vincent Fraser, Emerson Spider Jr, Jesse Grass, Kelly Grass, and all friends & relatives. 

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD