Ricky Randall

  Funeral services for 61-year old Ricky Francis Randall are Sat, Nov 7, 2020 at 1:00 PM at the Martha Protector residence in Wounded Knee, SD, with Pastor Stanley Hollow Horn officiating and traditional Lakota Services by Mr Michael Cross

Burial Services are at the SV Johnson Memorial Presbyterian Cemetery in Wounded Knee

A one-night wake service starts Friday, November 6, 2020 at 2:00 PM, also at the Martha Protector residence in Wounded Knee

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Ricky Francis Randall l “Wambli Witko” ~Crazy Eagle~ was born on January 16, 1959 in Pine Ridge, SD to Francis Frank Randall and Marie Arlene Crooked Eyes-Randall. Ricky made his journey to the Spirit World on October 29, 2020 in Rapid City, SD.

Ricky F. Randall, which he preferred to Richard F. Randall, was a very private man, a humble man.  Often called “Papa Rick” by his grandchildren, he was a smart man, man of music; music was his passion and knowledge was his power. 

He was a great writer, photographer, firefighter, Certified Nurse Assistant, pilot, musician, security guard, dad, grandpa, uncle, and brother.

At the age of 13 years old, he was taught to play the guitar. Before you knew it, he taught himself how to play the drums. He would imagine himself singing and playing on a stage. Not too long after, his dream came true, he played at his 8th grade dance. Instead of dancing, he provided the music for his peers.  

He graduated 8th grade from the Manderson Day school and attended Oglala Community School until the 10th grade. He did not like Algebra but enjoyed drafting. This wasn’t the reason he dropped out of high school, but it wasn’t until later when he became a father, he remembered the best advice his parents gave him; “Go to school and stay out of trouble”.  

He ended up getting his GED and soon after, his AA in Communications. At the time of achieving his degree in communications, he would write sports stories for the Rapid City Journal and he also took pictures for the 1st Annual Big Foot Ride for his photography class.

This begin his journey of gaining knowledge. He read a lot, watched the news, and woke up at sun rise. He would wake up his daughters and always say, “Early to bed, early to rise. Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise”. This was instilled in his daughters; whom all have become successful and educated.  

He worked as a Housing Commissioner for the Wounded Knee District and later became an Insurance Adjuster for the Oglala Sioux Tribe Property & Supply. He spent over 15+ years in this position and retired from there.  

Family meant honesty, obedience, and pride to our dad. He wanted his grandchildren to excel academically and beyond. He had four daughters who gave him twelve grandchildren. He would always text or call to check on them. He was “Papa Rick; they will forever remember him for his music and the “Papa Rick” dance. 

Ricky, our dad, he was a simple kind of man. He never asked for more than what he had.

Ricky is survived by his children, Jacqueline Randall (Shane Montgomery) of Rapid City, SD, Tamara Randall (William J. Pond) of Pine Ridge, SD, Kimberly Randall (Jonathan Catches) of Pepper Creek, SD, Ashlee Randall of Pine Ridge, SD, Lesley Adams and Lindsey Adams both of Rapid City, SD, Tyrell Means of Omaha, NE, Kiowa Means of Wounded Knee, SD, Larissa Adams of Evergreen, SD and Travis Shott of Seattle, WA; siblings, Nancy Hussman (John Hussman Sr.) of Wounded Knee, SD and Dinah Peltier (Douglas Peltier) of Fort Duchesne, UT; 14 grandchildren: John Cloud V, Brennon, Jarek, Monalliyah, Tessani and Cecelia Montgomery, Addisone Goings, Zo’Mya Pond, Beau Jr., Hunter Big Crow, Cante Keya Big Crow, Snow Catches, and Ricardo Castillo III; 3 great-grandchildren: Armani Montgomery and Addison and John VI Cloud; and special friend, Effie Adams of Wounded Knee, SD.

Ricky was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Marie Randall; brother, Thomas Randall;  maternal grandparents, Alice Bear Shield and Samuel Crooked Eyes; paternal grandparents, Jennie Cheyenne Butcher and James Fast Wolf-Randall; aunts/uncles, Jake, Evelyn and Elias Crooked Eyes, Abel Good Lance and Dorothy and Moses Fast Horse; cousins, Keith Sun Bear, Gary Crooked Eyes, Sr., Mary Crooked Eyes. Debbie Good Lance and Tonya Shott; nephew, Samuel Richards; and grandson, Gaige Francis (Randall) Big Crow.

Pallbearers will be Andre Janis, Sr., Shane Montgomery, Jarek Montgomery, William J. Pond, Beau Big Crow, Jr., Travis Shott, Emil Richards, Jr., Sheridan Shott. Lead by: Ricardo Castillo III, John Hussman III, and Addisone Goings.

Honorary pallbearers will be Alice Sun Bear & Family, Ruby Dodge & Family, Brian Dodge & family, Marilyn Rodriguez & Family, Bonnie Good Lance & Family, Elaine Good Lance & Family, Marie Good Lance & Family, Brenda Good Lance & Family, Karen Boltz & Family, Cindy Boltz & Family, Marvin Boltz & Family, George Red Star & Family, Leon Grass & Family, Leo Little Moon & Family, Tony Tail, Amos American Horse & Family, Chris Jealous of Him, Garfield Apple, Ted Janis, Chet & Phyllis Steele, Woody Richards, Patrick White Face, Chris Witt, Dee Brown & Family, Mike, Sr. & Cherise Twiss, Bear Eagle Family, Rowland Family, Martinez Family, Pumpkin Seed Family, Wilson Family, High Hawk Family and All Friends & Relatives.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

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