June 9, 1967 – Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The Community Center in Old Agency Villa
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Carl “Matoitewakan” (Holy Face Bear) Lufkins Jr., age 42 of Sisseton, South Dakota, journeyed to the Spirit World on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at his home.
Carl Henry was born on June 9, 1967 to Carl Sr. and Marie M. Bear, in Sisseton. When the Community Center in Old Agency Village first began, Carl (known to many as “Jr.”), was its caretaker. He later did maintenance work for Dakota Magic Casino in Hankinson, North Dakota. A doting great-uncle, Carl loved spending time with family, motorcycle riding, playing basketball, and taking care of media electronics.
Jr. was preceded in death by his mother and grandparents. He is survived by his father, Carl Lufkins Sr., Sisseton; brother Terrance Lufkins, Sioux Falls; sisters: Sheila Lufkins, Agency Villiage, and Melissa Tincup, Louisville, Kentucky; aunts: Ione Lufkins and Yvonne Bear, both of Sisseton; nieces and nephews: Ida Jack, Andrew Lufkins, and Ryley and Keisha Graves; grandchildren: Lakoya Oneroad, Zalee Lufkins, and Oliver Jack.
The Funeral service will be Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 1:00 P.M. at The Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota. Reverend Enright Bighorn will officiate. The Interment will be at Long Hollow Presbyterian Cemetery. The wake will begin at The Community Center on Thursday, October 22nd with a service at 7:00 P.M. On Friday, an all night wake will begin with a 7:00 P.M. service.
The Chilson Funeral Home of Winsted served the family.