March 14th, 1936 – Sunday, January 13, 2008
Community Center in Old Agency
Thursday, January 17th, 2008
Cyril Emerson Renville was born March 14, 1936 to Mason Renville, Sr. & Rose Barker, he past away at the Tekawitha Living Center on January 13, 2007.
He attended Old Agency Day School, and Wahpeton Indian School. Cyril attended the Vo-Tech School for Heavy Equipment Operator, after graduating from there he traveled various places for road construction, and he also drove semi-truck for Landsberger Creamery for a number of years. Cyril had to retire shortly after suffering from a severe stroke. After regaining his health Cyril loved to work on cars and also loved to work in his garden every summer. Cyril also had to have hip surgery, which caused him to retire from his gardening, and to enter the Tekawitha Living Center for physical therapy. He then moved back to his apartments across the Tekawitha Living Center. Cyril had to have a total hip replacement for the second time, and this was why he re-entered the Tekawitha Living Center, which was his home until his passing. Cyril left peacefully in his sleep. Cyril was also an active member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.
Cyril was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother, 1 niece, and 1 stepdaughter.
Cyril is survived by his son’s Emerson & Mary Mandan of Ketchikan, Alaska, Kevin & Teresa Jones of Britton, one daughter Crystal & Mickey Renville of Sisseton, SD, 2 Sisters Tina Renville of Sisseton & Loretta Renville of Sisseton, 1 brother Cecil Renville, Sr. of Sisseton, SD. Cyril also has 11 grandchildren, and 2 great-grand children, and many nieces & nephews.
Funeral services for Cyril Renville were held on Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. at The Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota. Father Charles Chan, Deacon John Cloud and Reverend Dwight C. Fearing officiated.
All night wakes were held on Tuesday, January 15th and Wednesday, January 16th beginning at 7:00 P.M.
Honorary Casket Bearers were all of Cyril’s family, friends and relatives.
Casket Bearers were Mickey Renville, Kevin Jones, Juanetta Renville, Crystal Renville, Romeo Renville, Elias Jones, Connie Rodlund, Heather Renville, Kojak Heminger, Gabe Rodlund.