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Wake Thursday, October 24th from 7-10 P.M. at The Community Center in Old Agency Village, S.D.
Further all night wake will be held on Friday, October 25th at The Community Center in Old Agency Village.

Aaliyah Jewel Wanna, “Aaya Beans” “Tateyuhanajin Win” (Standing Wind Woman), age 13 of Watertown, South Dakota, Journeyed to the Spirit World on Monday, October 21, 2019.

She was born on November 25, 2005 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota the daughter of Jayce Wanna and Tara Lake.

Aaliyah was a student at The Watertown Middle School where she also enjoyed volleyball, band, swimming, jingle dress dancer, artist, listening to music and reading.

Aaliyah enjoyed spending time with her large family. Her smile would bring joy to everyone around her. She had many interests…she loved to draw and do art projects. Aaliyah adored all of her siblings, uncle Ryker and all of her cousins. Aya was a very loving person with a kind, caring heart! She was very close to her grandparents, especially close to her grandma Kathy.

She will be greatly missed by all of her friends, cousins, aunts, uncles and family. Especially by her parents: Jayce Wanna and Tara Lake; great grandma: Delphine Wanna; grandparents: Tim and Kathy Lake, Alois and Jeff Wanna Jr. and Delight Cloud; siblings: Keanu Wanna, Cayce Wanna, Kaamil Wanna, Trinity Raymond, Desean Bird Horse, Nhacree Smith and Lataevia Smith; uncles: Brandon Lake, Alois Wanna, Christian Wanna and Ryker Wanna; aunts: Jenny Bissonette, Precioius Hewitt, Simone Lake and Gwen Lake; many more uncles, aunts and cousins.

Preceded in death by her great grandfathers: Alois “Louie” Wanna Jr., John Cloud II and Melvin Lake and her great grandmother Goldie Cloud and Ione Red Wing and aunt Cammy Bounphithack.

A wake will be held on Thursday, October 24th from 7-10 P.m. at The Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota. Further all night wake will be held on Friday, October 25th beginning at 7:00 P.M. at The Community Center.

Funeral services for Aaliyah Jewel Wanna will be held on Saturday, October 26th, 2019 2:00 P.M. at The Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota.

Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Church Cemetery in Sisseton, South Dakota.

Reverend Donnell and St. Mary’s Lay Readers will officiate.

Special music by Billy Kohl, Brian Akipa-flute, Tim White-guitarist and pianist Simone Lake. Drum group will be “Dakota Nation”

Casket Bearers will be Cyrus Hawkins, Woody Hawkins, Brandon Lake, Alois Wanna III, Ronnie Bissonette and James Crawford.

9 Guestbook Entries

  1. Emily Dawn Eagleman

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I will try to make the funeral. Sending lv and hugs.

  2. Zella F Utley

    Sending Smoke And Prayers Up For Her Journey Home To Our Ancestors Han’ ❤️???? ✊

  3. Dawn Dahle

    My heart breaks for your loss:(. I pray that the Lord will comfort you and give you peace that only He can during this incredibly difficult time.

  4. Dr. Duane Niles

    Rest easy dear one. You will be missed.
    Dr. Niles, 6th Grade Band teacher.

  5. Carmen Olguin

    Holding all of Aaliyah’s family in love and comfort today and everyday you walk here without her. Praying for a peaceful journey home and joyous reception into the arms of Spirit and her Ancestors. Rest in radiance dear one.

  6. Jill Pearson

    I’m am deeply sorry for your loss of this beautiful young girl. My heart was broken to hear that other child’s life was taken so young. May God wrap his arms around Aaliyah’s Family and Friends during this difficult time. May your Angel Wings fly as Goodbyes hurt the most, when the story of your short life was not finished.

  7. Miah Carstens

    I will truly miss Aaliyah, for she was one A friend who never left my thoughts always we could talk and had fun together! We had so much in common, reading, art and being kind to all she was!!!

  8. Kathy Carstens

    Aaliyah, May the Spirit of Kindness take you Home! You were one of the kindest young girl and a very special friend to Miah????????????????????

  9. Kathy Bierscheid

    I am so sorry for your loss! I did not know Aaliyah, but can only imagine how difficult it must be to lose such a beautiful young lady! Take care!


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