Herbert J. Eagle Thunder
Funeral services for Herbert J. Eagle Thunder, 61, of Lower Brule, SD were held Thursday, January 9, 2020 at the Holy Comforter Episcopal Church Hall in Lower Brule, SD with burial in the Holy Comforter Episcopal Cemetery at Lower Brule, SD. Wake services were held on Wednesday evening at the Holy Comforter Episcopal Church Hall in Lower Brule, SD.
Herbert James Eagle Thunder, Wakinyan Wambli, was born November 27, 1958 at the Community Bailey Hospital in Chamberlain to William T. Eagle Thunder and Fern E. Stricker. He made his journey to the Spirit World on January 6, 2020 at home in Lower Brule, SD at the age of 61 years.
He was a polite, respected, caring, and generous man. He enjoyed his conversations and visits with his takojas. He truly loved his Lakota ways in life and he enjoyed singing at the drum whenever he had an opportunity to do so. He always talked about his Lakota teachings from his Lala Thomas, Uncis, Madeline, and Annie, Leski Arthur and his Ina/mom.
Herb was also known as “Swampy” to his friends. He loved basketball and football especially the Celtics and Vikings. He was a wise and insightful man who gave us good advice.
Gratefully sharing his life are his son Cetan Wakita Eagle Thunder; his takojas: Theresa Wind of Rosebud, Treymaine Eagle Thunder-Algers of Sioux Falls, Jamison Jerome Eagle Thunder of Sioux City, IA, Delmer Smith of Lower Brule, SD, and Kray Fire Cloud of Lower Brule, SD; a half brother Marlin Greenwood of Springfield, SD; two sisters Rachel LaRoche and Shirley Crane of Lower Brule, SD; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents, maternal and paternal grandparents, two sisters Inez and Barbara, two brothers Elmer and Billy, his beloved daughter Jaimee Marie Eagle Thunder - Wicahpi Ioyoyapan, and special uncle Arthur G. Eagle Thunder.