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Michael Francis Dorsch


February 14, 2017

Michael Francis Dorsch

August 3, 1967 - Friday, February 10, 2017

Service Information

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Community Center

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

1:00 P.M.

ALL NIGHT WAKE...Monday, FEBRUARY 13 BEGINNING AT 7:00 P.M. Long Hollow District Center.


“Michael Francis” Edwin LaCroix Dorsch, Born on August 3rd, 1963 in Sisseton South Dakota.

Dakota name- “Napa Wasta Canupa Ousta”

(Handles the Pipe with Soft Hands)

Mahkpiya Witko

Crazy Cloud

He began his journey to the Spirit world February 10th, 2017.

Funeral Service:

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

1:00 P.M.

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Community Center

Old Agency Village, South Dakota


Spiritual Leaders-Ben Ladue, Everette Blackthunder, Shayne & Wambdi Cook & Ron Cook

Drum Group:

Cook Boys

Honorary Casket Bearers:

Everette Blackthunder Elijah Blackthunder

Darwin Bernard John German

Tyson Seaboy John Long

Rick Ojeda Roland Heminger

Casket Bearers:

Shayne Cook Wambdi Cook

Darren Crawford Craig Spider

Wambdi Gill Derick Locke

Philliip Keeble Kip Cartiear

Adam Renville Okipe Jones

Eddie Blackthunder Grant Wright

Sundancers and Singers:

Jarrod Mousseau Anthony Cartier Dan Foster

Zach Ortley Zachary White Jon William

Jeremy Mousseau Brian Renville Sr.

Thomas “Sonny” LaBlanc Louis Pool

Micky Wolf John Meronick

Internment: Tribal Traditional Burial Grounds

Mike graduated from High School in Vermillion South Dakota in 1981. Attended College at Haskell, Omaha Tech., and Sheridan Community College. He was employed in various jobs throughout the years, including Counselor at Little Voices, Dakota Pride, Thunderchild Treatment Center (Sheridan Wyoming) and R.E.N.E.W. (Sheridan Wyoming). Mike was a humble man, generous and caring with a heart of gold. He didn't have many material things, the things he did have he gave away without hesitation. Everyone thought the world of him, he loved so many people. All who came into his life, he treated and considered them a part of his family. The knowledge, guidance and love he gave to all cannot be measured. He was one of the richest men we knew because of all the love he received from those near and far. There were many people , too numerous to name , whose lives he touched. He left us all with the gift of memories we will cherish for always. He lived and loved his traditional Dakota way of life. That was who he was. Michael enjoyed fishing, hunting, attending powwows,singing/drumming, participating in Sweat Lodge and Sundance for many years. He also he loved spending time having Birthday celebrations and Dinners, visiting with family and friends. Michael is survived by His companion Desiree Ortly. Children: Stevie Dorsch, Michael Dorsch Jr. (Sonny), Jerold Dorsch, Cyprian Dorsch (Cippi), Julius Dorsch, Elias Quinn. Noah, Callie, Lexie and Nina. Sisters :Michelle Cartier (Niels), Phyllis Dorsch (Adrian). Uncles Everette (Brenda “Dolly”) and Edmond (Inez) Blackthunder and Aunts Mary Blackthunder Keeble and Delia Welch. Numerous tradional brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, and cousins.Preceded in death by his Mother-Katherine Blackthunder Dorsch and Father -Francis Cyprian Lacroix. Maternal Grandmother Thelma Blackthunder and Maternal Grandfather -Elijah Blackthunder. Paternal Grandmother- Cora Lacroix. Aunts- Effie Blackthunder Peck, Edna Blackthunder Jones and Theresa LaCroix. Uncles- Eddie “Pete” Blackthunder, Edwin “Jimmy” Blackthunder and Harry LaCroix and Victor Simon.

Special Thanks and mention to the Cook family and brothers Shane, Wambdi, and Ron.

There were many many relatives and adopted relatives, special people in his life, we apologize to any who may not have been mentioned by name.


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