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04/16/2018 - Eldena (Red Eyes) Ice

Funeral services for Eldena Mae (Red Eyes) Ice, age 64, will be at 11:00 AM on Monday, April 16, 2018 at the Porcupine School Gymnasium in Porcupine, SD with Senior Catechist Ben Conquering Bear officiating. Traditional Lakota services will be provided by Dave Swallow, Chris Brooks, and Eric Cross.

Burial will be at the Porcupine Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Porcupine, SD.

A one-night wake service will begin at 1:00 PM on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the Porcupine School Gymnasium in Porcupine, SD with evening services starting at 7:00 PM.    

Eldena was born on October 21, 1953 in Pine Ridge, SD to Rueben Red Eyes and Thelma Takes War Bonnet-Red Eyes. Eldena married Garry Rowland Sr. and they had 9 children, Jolene Rowland, Garry Rowland Jr., Tatanka Rowland, April Rowland, and Anna Rowland, all of Wounded Knee, SD and Gaylene Rowland, Gabriel Rowland, and Sherry Rowland, all of Rapid City, SD. Eldena later married Gerald Ice and resided in Wounded Knee, SD. She strongly believed in the traditional Lakota ways. Eldena made her journey to the Spirit World on April 10, 2018 at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD.

Eldena is survived by husband Gerald Ice; sisters Ruby Weston of Porcupine, SD, Hildreth Red Eyes of Lincoln, NE, Sabrina Red Eyes-Fast Wolf of Allen, SD, and Belinda Red Eyes of Martin, SD; brother Cecil Red Eyes Sr. of Belle Fourche, SD; 8 children; 26 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Eldena was preceded in death by parents Reuben and Theresa Red Eyes; sisters Donna Starr, Clarinthia Red Eyes, and Etheline Red Eyes; brother Myron Red Eyes; and son Reuben Red Eyes.

Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD is in charge of arrangements for Eldena Mae (Red Eyes) Ice.

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