Ronald Shangreaux

Ronald Shangreaux

There has been a change in time for the funeral services of 44-year old Ronald Shangreaux.

Services are still Saturday, August 22, 2020 at the Kyle Community Church south of Kyle, SD, but instead of beginning at 2:00 PM they will now begin at 5:00 PM with the Rev Cordelia Red Owl and Mr Harrison No Neck officiating and traditional Lakota services by Mr Robert Two Crow

Burial services will be at the Shangreaux Family Plot in the No Flesh Community east of Kyle.

A one-night wake service starts Friday, August 21, 2020, at 4:00, also at the Kyle Community Church.

Ronald Dean Shangreaux was born on March 18, 1976 in Pine Ridge, SD to Archie and Glenda (Shangreaux) Hopkins.  Ronald made his journey to the Spirit World on August 15, 2020 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD. 

Ronnie grew up in Kyle with his older sisters Kara and Ann and little brothers Will and Brett. Ronnie always spoke fondly of all his childhood friends and all the adventures he had with them such as riding bike around the housing, playing tag with all his friends throughout the housing, and playing baseball. He spoke about sitting on the steps of his mom’s house while friends and relatives would come over and visit most of the night.

Ron went to elementary at Our Lady of Lourdes and graduated 8th grade from there. Ron made so many lifelong friends from OLL and always remembered them. He attended high school at Little Wound School, where he excelled as student and also played basketball and football, earning West River All Conference Honorable Mention. Ronnie graduated from Little Wound and went off to Albuquerque, NM to college for one year and came home.

He enrolled at Oglala Lakota College and graduated with his BA in Business Administration. He then was employed at an Academic Guidance Counselor at OLC’s Pejuta Haka Center from August 2001 to December 2005. Ron always spoke of loving to cook for the students at OLC and making sure they had snacks and food when they were at school.

 Ron then became employed at Little Wound School from December 2005 to July 2017.  Ron made many lifelong friends at Little Wound School and he was always a diehard Mustang Supporter.  Ron also loved to go fishing and spending time with his family. 

The family would like to thank Little Wound School for working with Ron and making all the exceptions they did when he became ill.  They helped him in any way they could and we deeply appreciate that.

Ron was always a positive role model to his little brothers and always tried to be an positive impact to the young people he came into contact with.  Ron was the proud father of seven children and supported them in all aspects of their lives. He will be deeply missed.

Ronald is survived by his mother, Glenda Hopkins-Shangreaux; father, Archie Hopkins; spouse, Tommi Young Bull Bear; daughters, Alyssa Pretty Weasel, Asante Young Bull Bear, Alaysha Young Bull Bear, and Kymirah Young Bull Bear; hunka daughters, Rita & Lyric Harris; sons, Jalen Pretty Weasel, Keane Pretty Weasel, and Logan Dean Young Bull Bear; brothers, Will Hopkins and Brett Hopkins; sister, Ann Shangreaux and Kara Shangreaux; uncle, Bill Shangreaux; cherished grandchild, Alareyon “Baby Larry” Young Bull Bear; and Ron had numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, aunts, and uncles whom he spoked fondly about all his life. 

Ronald was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Pete Shangreaux & Donovan Shangreaux; uncles, Joe Shangreaux, Larry Wayne Shangreaux, and Elroy Shangreaux; cousins, Nathan Red Owl and Jeremy Kills Straight; grandmother, Phoebe Two Crow-Shangreaux; and nephew, Damon Linn Shangreaux.

Pallbearers will be Verlin Old Horse, Eddie Harris, Dean Two Crow, Lloyd Night Walker, Phillip Poor Bear, Dustin Shangreaux, Jalen Pretty Weasel, and Keane Pretty Weasel. 

Honorary pallbearers will be Devin Shangreaux, Larry Shangreaux, Corey Shangreaux, Jess Red Owl, Jared Shangreaux, Cory Rice, Robert Shangreaux, Alice Hunter-Big Crow, Jonathan Cruz, Tara Pilcher, Frank Gangone, Jesse Pina, Ed & Denise Harris, Mindy Hunter, Ann Hunter, Vienna Red Feather, Kathy Montez, Charles Mousseaux, Juanita Scherich, Kullo Sam, Lloyd Little Whiteman, Jennette Apple, Angie Sam, Damien Standing Soldier, Darrell & Norman Brown Bull & Family, Matilda Montileaux & Family, Paulette Pourier, Oglala Lakota College, Little Wound School, Monument Health I.C.U., Aspen Center Dialysis Staff, and All Relatives & Friends.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD