August 25, 1978 – Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Community Center in Old Agency Village
Monday, June 29
Cornelia Iona Frenier, 30 years old, of Peever, South Dakota entered into the Spirit World on Wednesday June 24, 2009 at 1:50PM in Fargo, ND. Cornelia was born on August 25, 1978 in Fargo, ND the daughter of Cornelius and Theresa (Barker-Standfast) Frenier. She attended school at Peever Elementary, Sisseton Middle School, and graduated from Tiospa Zina Tribal School in 1996. Cornelia was blessed with two sons, in 1997 Sylan DeMarrias and in 2003 Dominic Frenier. Cornelia worked fro Tekawitha Nursing Center, Carlson’s Mini Mart, Dakota Magic Casino, SWO Tribal Payroll Department, SWO Tribal Tax Office, and most recently the Dakota Connection Resturant as a waitress. Cornelia was a free spirit, and liked to make people laugh. She was a person that you could talk to about anything. She was very loyal to the people that she allowed to become a person she considered a friend, and it was an honor if she lets you in that close. She was always ready to laugh, but wouldn’t hold back if she had something to tell you…that’s what made her Cornelia. A person could honestly say that she has been through it all and still held strong. Some of the things she enjoyed doing was visiting, riding around, traveling, gambling, watching some of her favorite movies, and listening to her favorite music Second Chance-Shinedown.
Cornelia is survived by her sons, Dylan E. DeMarrias of Sisseton, SD, Dominic L. Frenier of Peever, SD, three sisters – Linda (Frenier) LaVato of New Mexico, Dina Frenier of New Mexico and Mary Jo Keeble of South Dakota, three brothers – Robert Frenier of New Mexico, Creighton Renville of South Dakota, Thurman Frenier of South Dakota, Maternal Aunt Joan Flores, Paternal Autn Priscilla Simon. She also has many numerous beloved Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews. She adopted many people that she called her Sisters and Brothers. She was also a direct descendant of Ta Oyata Duta (Chief Little Crow).
Corniela was preceeded in death by Maternal Grandparents – Jonah Standfast and Victoria Barker-Udenberg and Paternal Grandparents – Joseph Frenier and Cordelia Frenier, Mother and Father, three brothers, one child and one nephew.
Funeral Services for Cornelia were held on Monday, June 29, 2009 at 2:00PM. at the Old Agengy Village, South Dakota. Reverend Enright BigHorn, Reverend Filmore Simon, Reverend Clifford Chanku and Sacristan John Cloud III officiated.
Interment followed at Bif Coulee Cemetery in Peever, South Dakota.
All night wakes were held beginning on Saturday, June 27th and Sunday June 28th beginning at 7:00PM at the Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota.
Honorary Casket Bearers: Cornelia’s close friends and Tiospa Zina’s Graduating Class of 1995.
Casket Bearers: Derek DeMarrias, Thurman Frenier, Creighton Renville, Gabriel Rodlund, Kevin Lafontaine, Darin Gill, Jerwin Rodlund, Brian Rodlund Jr. and Evan Rodlund-Alternate.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota is serving the family.