Richard Wayne “Ric” Mousseau Jr

Visitation services for 65-year old Richard Wayne “Ric” Mousseau Jr are Friday, April 24, 2020 from 9-11:30 AM at the Sioux Funeral Home in Pine Ridge, SD.

Ric is a veteran of U-S Army and his burial services will be Friday afternoon at 2:00 PM at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, SD, with Reverend Deacon Twila Two Bulls officiating and traditional Lakota services by Mr Mike Catches Enemy & Sons

The family understands that family and friends are sheltering in place and respects anyone’s decision not to attend. They will have a service at a later date for friends and relatives.

Richard “Ric” Mousseau was born on September 1, 1954 to Noreen Two Bulls and Richard W. Mousseau Sr in Pine Ridge and made his journey to the Spirit World on April 19, 2020 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD.

The oldest brother to Debbie “Sue”, Rodney “Steve”, and Michael, Ric attended Loneman School and Pine Ridge High School before enlisting in the United States Army. He was a Cannon Crewmember in the Field Artillery field and stationed at Baumholder, Germany. Upon finishing his Army tour, he begin his career in Law Enforcement.

Ric started in Security at the Indian Health Service Sioux San Hospital, then became a Police Officer for the Oglala Sioux Tribe (OST), Department of Public Safety (DPS). He was Police Officer for 17 years and finished his career as the Sergeant of Wakpmani District.

Ric was also a Juvenile Prosecuter for the OST Court. Once he finished his law enforcement career, he begin working in the administrative side of OST DPS as Property and Supply Director for 10 years. On February 5, 2018, Ric began working as the Director of the OST Property & Supply Department until he made his Journey.

In addition to working for the people, he enjoyed playing sports. He and other Police Officers started the Independent Basketball team, Foul Trouble, which played in many Law Enforcement basketball tournaments in different states.

He also played 2nd base for fast pitch and coed slow pitch for the #4 Chargers for many years and began a Coed team to play with his children and grandchildren, 5-0 and Men’s Slow Pitch in Rapid City Softball League with his family and friends, The Bizz. He pitched for both teams. He played many years and was given the nickname of “The Legend”.

Although Ric received various awards, his biggest joy was playing the game and spending time with everyone. He taught and coached his children and grandchildren in basketball and softball. The past few years, you could find him playing kickball, soccer, and catch with a football with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ric enjoyed watching and cheering his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren while they played sports and attended all their games.

When he wasn’t playing sports, he would be watching his favorite NFL and NBA teams, the Rams and Lakers, compete and also enjoyed attending rodeo events.

When Ric was working at Sioux San Hospital, he met the love of his life, Mary Yellow Boy-Mousseau. They started their family with daughters Jenny and Norene, then saw the family grow with the addition of sons-in-law Ken and Len, followed by grandchildren Pudge, Jacob, Kaleb, Maya, Monet, and Ricky before the arrive great-grandchildren Bryghton, Ayden, Jacob Jr., Josephine, and Earl.

His family was most important to him; but he also held a special place for his favorite pet “Puppy”. Ric enjoyed family cookouts, games, camping, and family trips. His favorite holidays were Thanksgiving (especially turkey legs), Christmas, Easter (especially the Egg Hunts and boiled eggs), and July 4th (He put on a spectacular fireworks display at his home).

He always reminded everyone of his birthday and his family always made sure to celebrate his big day. For his last birthday, he attended the Bob Seger concert with floor seats.

You could also find Ric playing his favorite casino machines, Zeus and the Cowboy slot machines, or sitting at the 3-card Poker table, giving the Dealers a hard time.

His childhood home was always special to him and he visited Red Shirt often – fishing, hiking, hunting, gathering trees and rocks. He looked forward to visiting his Two Bulls family at their annual Family Reunion and Powwow.

Ric enjoyed life to the fullest. He always had a good sense of humor and shared his brilliant smile and laughter with many family and friends. He loved many and was loved by many. His physical presence will be missed greatly.

Ric is survived by his spouse, Mary C. Mousseau; daughters Norene (Len Mills) Mousseau and Jennifer (Ken) Franks; hunka daughters Carrie Romero, Gabriella Rodriguez, and Constance (AJ) Slow Bear; sister Debbie “Sue” Mousseau; grandchildren Ken “Pudge” (Tish) Franks, Jacob (Patty) Franks, Kaleb Mills, Maya Franks, Monet Mills, and Richard “Ricky” Mills; great grandchildren Bryghton & Josephine Franks; Ayden & Jacob Franks Jr, and Earl Mills.

Ric was preceded in death by his mother, Norene (Two Bulls) Mousseau; father, Richard W. Mousseau, Sr.; brothers Rodney “Steve” Mousseau and Michael Mousseau; and hunka brother Connie Weasel Bear.

Pallbearers will be Robin Janis, Rick Palmier, Willie Richards, Rich DuBray, Shane Mousseau, James Two Bulls, Ricky Two Bulls, Ken “Pudge” Franks, Jacob Franks, and Kaleb Mills.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dean Patton, Mary Tobacco, Randi Morrison, Tom Poor Bear, OST Council, Arlen Two Bulls, Jerry Two Bulls, Anthony, BJ, and Jeremiah Hopkins, Brian Colhoff, Alex Wright, Paul Forney, Arnie Neyhart, William “Shorty” Brewer, Mitch Pourier, Pete Plenty Bull, Marvin Afraid of Bear, Marvin Bad Wound, Bernard White Face, Bob Ecoffey, Julian Bear Runner, Everette Little Whiteman, Ramon Marrufo, Michelle Poor Bear, Fontainelle Afraid of Bear, Fred Bennett, John Mousseau, Dan Hudspeth, Ron Quilt, Harold Brewer, Sr., Alex Morgan, Greg Peterman, Dvae Wharg, Rob Clifford, Ruby Clifford, Leonard “Sarge” Red Hair, Tino Lopez, Eric Yellow Boy, DuWana and Anna Two Bulls, Myron Pourier, Curtis Pourier, Jr., Randy Hughes, Marlon Kelly, Roger White Eyes, Tony Long Soldier, Larry Blote, Matt Rama, Father Peter Klink, S.J., Doug Two Bulls, Mike Two Bulls, Lawrence Little Bear, Rich Little Bear, Pam Mousseau, Marilyn Winters, Charlene and James Pacer, Stuart Mousseau, Alton Mousseau, Marlin Mousseau, Sheena Mousseau, Charles Mousseau, Mary and Dr. Francine Mousseau, Muffie Mousseau, Dustin Twiss, Mike Catches The Enemy, Pat “Tackleberry” Swallow, Tommy and Corey Yellow Boy, Lisa White Face, Don “Gummer” Garnier, Verlyn Garnier, Sam O’Rourke, Sr., Chris Yellow Boy, Rich Williams, Rusty Merdanian, Rick Bark, Jesse Red Wing, Wilmer “Buzz” Youngman, Angie & Darrell Eagle Bull, Dr. Hayden, Rainbow Valley, Rabbit Family, All Veterans, OST Law Enforcement Services, Police Officers, Boy Corrections, Communications, Hot Springs VA, Rapid City Monument Hospital, All OST Employees, All Softball and Fast Pitch Players, All Men’s Basketball Teams, Pine Ridge I.H.S., All First Responders, Prairie Wind Casino Employees, and All Friends & Relatives.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

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