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Delores Marie (Wilson) Larson, “Sio Wi Kinyan” (Flying Partridge Lady), age 73 of Detroit Lakes, MN was led by angels to meet her Savior with open arms on Monday, May 10, 2021 at Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes, MN.

She was born on August 5, 1947 to Helen L. Eagle and Nathan Wilson of Sisseton, SD.  Delores lived her younger years in Sisseton, during the summer she would spend it in Little Eagle, SD with her aunty Angeline Little Eagle and her two cousins, Louis Foote and Ruby Shoestring.  In her younger years, she was a Men’s Fancy Dancer and her dancing partner was Sylvester Yellow Back.

Delores graduated from Sisseton High School on June 1, 1966 with her best friend, Yvonne Bear.  After high school she attended Haskell Indian Nation University in Lawrence, KS and graduated in 1968.  After attending school, she moved to Los Angeles, CA.  During this time, she met Sam Kee Begay (Joe Bahe).  They were married in Wheaton, MN in 1969.  To this union they had four children and an infant son who went to be an angel.  Daughters Elvonna Begay, Misty Begay, Robin Begay; son Paul Wilson Begay; and infant son Emerson Sam Begay.

On July 25, 1972 Delores started working for Sisseton Wahpeton Alcoholism Program; that started her career for working for the tribe.  She held various positions.  On May 17, 2007, she began working with Sharon Rice as the Assistant Recording Secretary for the Tribe.  After Sharon’s retirement, Delores became the full time Recording Secretary.  Delores worked until April 11, 2011, she then retired and stayed home to take care of her grandchildren – who named her Grandma D Lo.

In the summer of 1985, Delores met Terry Larson.  Every time you saw Terry driving around, she was sitting right next to him.  On October 16, 1999, Delores married Terry and their life began as one.  She loved Terry with all her heart.

Survived by her true love husband Terry Larson; daughters; Misty Fawn Begay of Vermillion, SD, Robin Rhea Begay of Browns Valley, MN and Elvonna Lee Begay of Pierre, SD; eighteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; sisters Dorothea Wilson, Dawn Wilson, JoAnn (Jeff) Bachman, Brenda Wilson, Audrey (Wilson) Lawrence, Yvonne (Wilson) Ulbricht, Valerie (Joe) Wilson-Van Hue, Diana (Scott) Starcevich, Betty (Clayton) (Redday) Dwarf, Bonita (Glenn) Redday, Maria (Brian) Redday-DeCoteau, Maxine (Darrell) Redday-Renville, Phyliss Redday-Roberts; brothers Glenn (Bonita) Wilson, Brian (Brendalynn) Wilson, Emmett (Anette) Redday, Howard Redday Jr., Leroy Redday, Joseph Redday, and Morgan (Darlene) Redday; many nieces, nephews and cousins; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her parents Nathan Wilson and Helen L. (Eagle) Redday of Sisseton, SD, maternal grandparents Robert Eagle and Nellie Bluedog; paternal grandparents Hazen Wilson and Eunice Redday; son Paul Wilson Begay; infant son Emerson Sam Begay; brothers Richard “Duke” Wilson, Leroy “Francis” Wilson, Baine Wilson, Nathaniel “Bobby” Wilson, Dennis Redday Sr., Gordon Redday Sr., Oliver Redday, Roger Redday Sr. and Darren Redday; sisters Shirley (Limpy) Wilson, Brenda Redday; infant sister Gyla Redday.

Honorary Casket Bearers are Yvonne Bear, Tami Redday, Sylvia Blue, Betty Jo Kirk, Etta Jo Seaboy, Diantha Larson, Sharold Larson, Kathy Larson, Sharlene Larson, Rose Mary Larson, Bernadette Moccasin, Ruby Shoestring, Mary Keeble, Angie Eagle, Imelda Eagle, Shelley Wilson, Lynette Minicks and everyone else who knew Delores.

Casket Bearers Kevin Larson, Linus Larson, Emmett Redday, Thomas Wilson, Glenn Wilson, Bryan Wilson, Moses Roach and Yummi Roach.

Funeral services for Delores Larson will be held on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 10:00 AM at St. Kateri Church Hall.  Jerome Renville and Tim Brown will officiate.  Interment will be held at Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Cemetery, Goodwill Township, Agency Village, SD.

A wake will be held Tuesday, May 18th from 7-9 PM at the St. Kateri Church Hall.  An all-night wake will be held Wednesday, May 19th beginning at 7:00 PM.

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