Samuel “Sam” High Crane


Funeral services for 78-year old Samuel “Sam” High Crane are Sat, Nov 19, 2022 at 2:00 CT at the Father Jones Building in Mission, SD, with traditional Lakota services by Warfield Moose Jr, Boe Hacker, and Henry Quick Bear

Burial is at the Spring Creek Cemetery in Spring Creek, SD

A two-night wake service starts Thurs, Nov 17, at noon CT at the Father Jones Building in Mission, SD.

Samuel “Sam” Charles High Crane was born on August 15, 1944 in Hastings, NE to Santoz Adame and Mercy Little.  Sam made his journey to the Spirit World on November 12, 2022 at the Rosebud I.H.S. Hospital in Rosebud, SD.

A veteran of the U-S Navy, Sam is survived by his wife Paddy High Crane; children Yolanda Adams, Rainie High Crane, Frank Adams, Skylar Joseph, and Tristin & Tayton Gary; sisters Theresa Pretty Bird, Josephine Adame, and Patricia Bordeaux; grandchildren Marcie Adams, Sammii Wright, Jamall High Crane, Samaria High Crane, Myles High Crane, Aske Cante Red Bear, Echo Brown, and Symphony Brown; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Sam was preceded in death by his parents Santoz Adame and Mercy Little; brothers Phil Adame and Santoz Adame Jr; and sisters Linda Beardt and Lucy Adame.

Pallbearers will be Shilo Clifford, Rodney Bordeaux, Lawrence Iyotte, Nick Elk Looks Back, Wes Plank, Ableza Connors, Tyson Kills In Water, Steve Plank, and Robert O’Rourke.

Honorary pallbearers will be R.S.T. Child Care, R.S.T. Treaty Council, R.S.T. Ambulance Service, S.W.A. Grievance Community, Francis Kills In Water, Deb Boyd, Fred Little Bald Eagle, Royal Yellow Hawk, Phil Two Eagle, Esteban L. Valenzuela, David Murray, Ed Wolfe, Yvette Collins, Marlies White Hat, Bridget Anderson-Williams, David “DJ” Herman, Volney Fast Horse, Bez Waln, Dean Hawk, Dr. Michael Heisler, Rosebud I.H.S. Nursing Staff, and All Friends & Relatives. 

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD