Joan Thurlaine Feather


Joan Thurlaine Feather

August 25, 1945- May 29, 2020

Joan Thurlaine Feather, age 74, of Peever, South Dakota Journeyed to the Spirit World on Friday, May 29th, 2020 at The Sanford Hospital in Fargo.

She was born on August 25, 1945 in Sisseton the daughter of Matthew & Ida Mae (Ryan) Derby.

Joan loved her grandchildren and always enjoyed being with her family.

She was a prayerful person with beliefs in the "sacred way of life". Joan was a former sundancer who was fond of traveling and going to the casino.

Survived by her children: Tom Bartunek, Dave Bartunek, Peter Green-Thompson, Kelley Feather and Camille Feather; 23 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren; 9 step children; siblings: Bobby Duggan, Sandy LaBatte, Lyle Eccles and Barbara Duggan; many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years John Feather, her first husband Errol Bartunek Sr .; children Pamela Bartunek, Bobby Bartunek, Mike Bartunek and Errol Bartunek, grandchildren Zach and Haley Bartunek, siblings Earl Duggan Jr., Phyllis Duggan, Diane Duggan, Charles Duggan, Shirley Duggan, Dino LaBatte and daughter-in-law Louetta Schoenrock.

An all night wake will be held on Tuesday, June 2nd beginning at 7:00 P.M. at the Feather residence in rural Peever.

Family Graveside Services for Joan Feather will be held on Wednesday, June 3rd at 2:00 P.M. at The Sisseton-Wahpeton Veteran's Cemetery. Spiritual Advisor is Mike Peters. Drum group will be "Toka Nuwan".

Honorary Casket Bearers will be Lilly Runnels, Myrna Thompson, Barb Ryan, Darlene Pipe Boy, Rose Chase, Lorraine German, Barbara Duggan, her Sundance Family and all her other friends.

Casket Bearers will be Kennedy Bartunek, Sydney Bartunek, Julius Feather, Brain Bartunek, Tanner Bartunek, Toby Schoenrock, Chandler Bartunek, Heaven Carter, Emma Bartunek and Kimi Feather.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

All night wake:

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Beginning at 7:00 P.M.

The Feather residence

Peever, South Dakota

Family Graveside Service:

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

2:00 P.M.

The Sisseton-Wahpeton Veteran's Cemetery


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