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Bradley Allen LaCroix-Cloud (Zitkada) made his journey to the Spirit World on February 17, 2024 at his home in Granite Falls, Minnesota. Brad was born on November 2, 1970 at University Hospital in St. Paul, MN to Fern Cloud and Alvin (Alfie) LaCroix.

Brad loved cars and was an avid Formula One fan, he tried to attend race car driving school, but found out that he was too tall (6’ 3”). Growing up in Rapid City, SD Brad was in his element fishing trout with his uncle, Dave Anderson. Birds were Brad’s family members and he had many over the years, each one had a special name and place in his life. Brad got his mechanic certificate from Western Area Technical School in Rapid City and loved working on cars.

When moving back to the area, he worked at Dakota Sioux Casino as a line cook. Moving to Prior Lake, MN, Brad worked as a Security Guard at Mystic Lake Casino. Returning to SD, he worked as a Blackjack dealer at the Dakota Sioux Casino and then, transferred to Security. Brad signed up with the Tribal Historic Preservation Office for the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate and loved that field of work.

In March 2021, Brad went into a coma for several months. Upon recovering, his health took a drastic toll and he struggled with many disparities. His will to beat his health issues was courageous and his will to live was amazing.

Brad is survived by his mother: Fern Cloud; son: Alexander Cloud-Hansen of Otsego, MN; brothers: Scott (Marsha) LaCroix of Veblen, SD; Alvin (Tina) LaCroix, Jr. of St. Cloud, MN; sisters: Antoinette LaCroix of Rosemont, MN; Yvonne (Patrick) LaCroix of Carver, MN; Yvette LaCroix of Rosemont; Jill LaCroix of Bozeman, MT; Raine Cloud of Sisseton, SD and Anna (Richard) LaRoque of Rosholt, SD; many aunties, uncles,
cousins, nieces and nephews.

Brad is preceded in death by his father: Alvin (Alfie) LaCroix; brother: Seth Enoch Cloud-Chief Eagle; maternal grandparents: Gertrude Enoch-Cloud, Iver V. Cloud I; paternal grandparents: William LaCroix I, Gertrude Wanna LaCroix- Bean; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

An all-night visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 beginning at 7:00 P.M. at the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Community Center in Old Agency Village, SD.

A funeral service for Bradley LaCroix-Cloud will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. at the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Community Center in Old Agency Village, SD

Officiating will be Pastor Vern Donnell, Reverend Paul Kyle, CRE Gereld Hemminger JR.

Special Music: Paul and Hilary Kyle      Organist: Billy Kohl

Honorary Casket Bearers: Alexander Cloud Hansen, Isaiah Guerrero, Shilo Renville, Cody White, Todd Rockwood, Richard LaRoque, Ronald LaBeau, Dan Donnell, All friends of Brads, too many to mention by name, please feel included.

Casket Bearers: Scott LaCroix, Alfie LaCroix, Jeff LaCroix, Iver Cloud III, Everette Keeble, Roland Cloud, Robert Campbell

Interment will be held at the Tribal Traditional Burial Grounds in Sisseton, SD

The Chilson Funeral Home assisted the family with funeral arrangements. On-line condolences can be directed to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com

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