September 10, 1963 – Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Old Agency Disctrict Center-Old Agency Village, S
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Old Agency District Center in Old Agency Village,S
Thurs 4/19 & Fri 4/20
beginning at 7 P.M.
Alan Joseph Shepherd “Wihmunke Hoksina” (Rainbow Boy), age 54, of Sisseton, South Dakota gone home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the Coteau des Praires Hospital in Sisseton, South Dakota.
He was born on September 10, 1963 in Sisseton, South Dakota the son of Roger White Bear and Della Shepherd.
Alan got his GED from The Sisseton High School and later attended school in Denver, Colorado, United Tribes for carpentry and Sisseton- Wahpeton College for masonry.
He enjoyed fishing, spearing, taking walks and visiting family and friends. Alan was fond of going to Pow Wows, singing, playing moccasin, playing bingo and loving the outdoors! He also enjoyed visiting his nieces, nephews and grandchildren! He loved watching his favorite team The Dallas Cowboys and taking scenic rides with his Koda’s.
Survived by his son: Rain Shepherd; mother: Della Shepherd Bernard; brothers and sisters: Harold Bernard, Delmer Bernard, Debra Bernard, Darwin Bernard and Doreen Bernard; nieces, nephews and grandchildren; special friend: Autumn White and her daughter Summer White; many other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his father Roger White Bear, adopted father Delano “Eddie” Bernard, a brother Edwayne Bernard, half brother James Bernard and by paternal grandmother Alice White Bear.
Funeral services for Alan Shepherd will be held on Saturday, April 21st, 2018 at 3:30 P.M. at The Old Agency District Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota. Officiating will be Pastor Phil Lawrence,Pastor Jerome Renville, Pastor Milton Owen “Nippy”, Pastor Jim Bird and Gerald Heminger Jr.-C.L.P. Special Music by Edward Rousseau Sr. and Pastor Phil Lawrence.
All night wakes will be held on Thursday, April 19th and Friday, April 20th beginning at 7:00 P.M. at The Old Agency District Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota.
Honorary Casket Bearers will be
His dialysis nurses, All SWO singers and moccasin players.
Special Mentioned: Marsha Lafontaine-Mike Lafontaine,Kevin Lafontaine,
Cliffford “Coke” Lafontaine, Dennis Jackson, Jackie Bird, Todd Marks,Fort Peck Singers,
Glenn German Sr.,Dean Abraham Jr., Harry Renville and Lynelle Haug.
Casket Bearers will be Abrey Flute,Lance Haug,
Dion Bernard, Edward Rousseau Sr.,Vine Marks, Jr. “Hokie”,Kenny Kirk, Lyndon Haug,
Derrick Locke,Noah Bernard and Dave Flute.
Interment will follow at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church Cemetery in Browns Valley, South Dakota.