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Daniel WoundedKnee

Daniel WoundedKnee

March 30, 1971 - Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Daniel Alan Wounded Knee was born to Suzanne Crow and Spencer Wounded Knee in Chamberlain, SD on March 30, 1971. Daniel loved basketball, Brett Favre, hunting, fishing, and fast cars. He believed in civic duty and supporting his people. Daniel served in the U. S. Army, Corp of engineers for four years in Georgia and Germany. After he was honorably discharged he joined the Jicarilla Forest Firefighters in Dulce, New Mexico.

He married the love of his life, Carmen Moffett on January 1, 1998. They were married for eight years.

Daniel then attended the University of New Mexico-Gallup where he graduated with two degrees. He used his Criminal Justice Degree and military background to join the McKinley Sheriffs Department in Gallup, New Mexico. After a few years he joined the BIA Police Force on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation in Dulce, New Mexico.

He later chose to join the U. S. National Guard Military Police Department. He later then returned to South Dakota in 2006.

Daniel is survived by one child: Russell Wounded Knee, El Paso, Texas; three brothers: Stewart Wounded Knee, St. Paul, MN; Samuel Wounded Knee, St. Paul, MN; Shane Wounded Knee, Newton, IA; five sisters: Lena Wounded Knee, Pierre, SD; Iktomi Waœte Winyan (Lonnie) Favel, Ft. Duchesse, UT; Inyan Canupa Winyan Walking Elk (Phillip), Bloomington, MN; Cante Hopi Winyan Walking Elk (Kevin), Bloomington, MN; Tasunke Ota Winyan "Joey" Walking Elk (Jimmie), Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral services for Daniel Wounded Knee will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2013 2:00 p.m. at The Fort Thompson Community Center in Fort Thompson, South Dakota. Dakota Prayer Services provided by Jim Miller. Interment will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery

Stephan, South Dakota.

All night wakes will be held on Thursday, November 21, and Friday, November 22nd beginning at 7:00 P.M. at The Fort Thompson Community Center and will continue until time of services on Saturday.

Pallbearers will be: Lena Wounded Knee, Stewart Wounded Knee, Sam Wounded Knee, Iktomi Favel, Canupa Win Walking Elk; Hopi Walking Elk; Ota Walking Elk; Shane Wounded Knee

Honorary Pallbearers will be: Jerry Sazue; Wes Shangreau; Steve Shangreau Sr.; Steve Shangreau Jr.; Peter Lengkeek; Big Ray Marks; Joe Shields; Joe Gullickson; Roland Archambeau; Lonnie Favel; Phillip Spence; Jimmie Deilke.


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Shug writes:

We his family appreciated you very much.

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