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Vernice Eleanor Feather


Vernice Eleanor Feather

September 17, 1940 - June 23, 2020

Vernice Eleanor Feather, age 79, of Sisseton, SD journeyed to the Spirit World on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at the Tekakwitha Living Center in Sisseton, SD. She was born on September, 17, 1940 in Sisseton, SD., the daughter of Clifford Feather Sr., and Fannie Flute. Vernice enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, playing Bingo and visiting with her grandchildren. Vernice enjoyed, and was very good at, making cinnamon rolls and Fry Bread. One of her favorite past times was taking rides to get a cheeseburger and an ice cream cone.

Vernice is survived by her children: Vernon Renville Sr., Dawn Renville, V. Kaye Renville and Jay D. Renville; fifteen grandchildren; thirty-one great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild; sisters: Denise "Sandy" Keeble and Ruan Murphy.

Preceded in death by her parents: Clifford and Fannie; brothers: Bobby, Sonny and Wendell Kevin; sisters: Phyllis and Janice; three grandchildren: Javery, Raina and Vernon Renville Jr.

An all-night wake will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2020 beginning at 7:00 P.M. at the Big Coulee District Center in Peever, South Dakota.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at the Big Coulee District Center in Peever, South Dakota.

Junior Heminger will Officiate.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be Sharon Feather, Kathy White, Mary "Marti" Renville, Jackie Lowe, Darrell Renville, Joyce Crantz, Lois Jackson, Chyrel DeCoteau, Roberta Trevino.

Casket Bearers will be Galan Renville, Robert Renville, Spirit Renville, Jace Renville, Harvey Keeble, Nathan Renville, Jimma Kier, Leslie "Gummer" DeCoteau.

Interment will be held at the Ascension Presbyterian Cemetery in Big Coulee, South Dakota.

The Chilson Funeral Home assisted the family with funeral arrangements.

On-line condolences can be directed to

All-Night Wake

Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Big Coulee District Center

Beginning at 7:00 PM

Funeral Service

Friday, June 26, 2020 at Big Coulee District Center

10:00 AM


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