Sylvester Long Soldier


Funeral services for 64-year old Sylvester Long Soldier are Sat, Jan 13, 2024 at 2:00 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church Hall in Kyle, SD, with Lay Minister Mona Vocu officiating and Native American Church services provided by Mr Emerson Spider Jr.

Burial is at the Native American Church Cemetery in Potato Creek, SD

A one-night wake service starts Friday, Jan 12, at 2:30 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Kyle with evening services at 7:00 

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Sylvester Ferrel Long Soldier “Wanbli Hoksila” was born on June 9, 1959 in Pine Ridge, SD to Clarence Long Soldier and Mabel Bullman.  Sylvester made his journey to the Spirit World on Jan 5, 2024 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD.

Sylvester is survived by his brother Daniel Long Soldier of Vermillion, SD; sister Germaine Long Soldier of Gordon, NE; grandson Ilan Long Soldier; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. 

Sylvester was preceded in death by his parents Clarence Long Soldier and Mabel Bullman-Long Soldier; son Nigel Long Soldier; paternal grandparents Antoine Long Soldier and Bessie Bad Elk-Long Soldier; maternal grandparents Daniel Bullman and Sallie White Face-Bullman; sisters Thelma Long Soldier-Good Voice Elk, Laura Long Soldier, and Amy Long Soldier; and brothers Edwin “Turk” Long Soldier, Richard Long Soldier, Johnny Long Soldier, Harley Long Soldier, and Larry Long Soldier.

Pallbearers will be Ceta Luta Young Bear, Isiah Red Owl, Johnathan Long Soldier, Melvin Young Bear, Martin Long Soldier, Gabriel Long Soldier, Samantha Young Bear, and Zady Brown Bull.

Honorary pallbearers will be Arvella & Richard Moves Camp & Family, Gary Good Voice Elk & Family, Gwen & Melvin Young Bear & Family, Arnell Brown Bull & Family & Gunner, Ardon Long Soldier, Anthony Long Soldier, Delbert & Donnie (Long Soldier) Ashmore, Kevin & Cindy Bull Bear, Darla Long Soldier, Ardie Long Soldier, Derrick Black Crow, Shannon Black Crow, Cecil Bullman Sr, James White Face, Devonna White Face, Alberta White Face, Mary White Face, David White Face, Gabriel Long Soldier, Layli Long Soldier, Ilan Long Soldier, Roberta Means & Family, Annie Means & Family, Waylon Means, Dennis Wounded Head, and All Friends & Relatives.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD