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June 2, 1961 – Sunday, November 5, 2017

Service Information
Buffalo Lake District Center, Buffalo Lake, SD
Saturday, November 11, 2017
10:00 AM

Visitation Information
Buffalo Lake District Center, Buffalo Lake, SD
Thursday and Friday
Beginning at 7 PM

Arness W. Titus, age 56, of Sisseton, SD journeyed to the Spirit World on Sunday, November 5 in Fargo, ND.

Arness was born to Ruth Titus and Donald Crawford on June 2, 1961in Sisseton, SD. He was raised in Buffalo Lake, SD by his maternal grandmother Grace along with his two brothers and two sisters. Arness attended Sisseton High School and continued his higher education at the Sisseton Wahpeton College in the Vocational program. He helped with the construction on the Veteran’s Memorial Gymnasium as well as other projects around the tribe while working toward his degree. Arness loved to hunt, fish and spend time with his family and friends. He was loved by all he met. Everywhere he went, he put a smile on someone’s face. He was a first language speaker and love to live in the natural realm close to nature. He will be remembered dearly by his family and close friends.

Arness is survived by an only son, Travis Blueshield; brothers Joel Eastman Sr. and Cary Eastman; sisters Rolette Eastman and Angeline Eastman; special granddaughters Jennevecia Grace Eastman and Jiraysa Rolette Sanchez-Eastman.

Preceded in death by his mother Ruth Titus; father Donald Crawford; maternal grandmother Grace Titus; maternal grandfather Rev. Willius Titus; paternal grandmother Edith Robertson-Crawford and paternal grandfather Lester Crawford Sr.

Funeral service for Arness Titus will be held on Saturday, November 11 at 10:00 am at the Buffalo Lake District Center. Rev. Enright Bighorn will officiate. Interment at Buffalo Lake Presbyterian Cemetery in Eden, SD.

A wake will be held on Thursday, November 9 from 7-10 pm at the Buffalo Lake District Center. An all night wake will be held Friday, November 10th beginning at 7 pm also at the Buffalo Lake District Center.

Honorary casket bearers will be Blair Ryan, Leslie King, Tracey Harwood, Lester Crawford, Travis Blueshield, Loren Marks, Ronnie Brant, Darold Hill, Lee Guy, Tim Max, Joel Eastman Jr., Phillip Lufkins, Sheldon Kipp, Craig Amos and Michael Wilson.

Casket bearers will be Dallas Hill, Everette Drum, Jarrien Barse, Daniel White, Nathaniel Thompson, Zacharious Thompson, Brandon Harwood, Cary Eastman, Joel Eastman, Caleb Eastman and Winston Eastman.

Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, MN assisted the family with arrangements.

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  1. Mary Brooks Thomson

    So sorry to hear of Arness’s passing. I sat next to Arness in kindergarten and rode the bus with him for many years. He was a gentle, quiet human being.


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