May 13, 1969 – Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Gill Family Traditional Burial Grounds
Thursday, July 9th, 2015
Community Center-Old Agency Village, SD
Tues 7/7 & Weds 7/8
Beginning at 7:00 P.M.
Donald Charles Gill III, Age 46, of Peever South Dakota started his journey to the spirit world on June 18th 2015 at his home. He was born on May 13th, 1969 in Sisseton, SD to Donald Gill Jr & Corrine Feather.
Donald Gill III attended Tiospa Zina Tribal School and later received his GED at the Sisseton Wahpeton College. He formerly worked for the Dakota Connection C Store & Casino.
Don was lovingly known by his nickname “Blondie” dubbed upon him by his tiwahe & kodapi. He was one of the original singers of the Ridge Runners drum group. The group was formed around the mid to late 1980’s. He loved to joke around and laugh no matter who was around him. He was a caring & funny wicasa. Don loved to fish, spend time out doors, spend time with his family and most of all sing. He loved to reminisce of the “old days” & singing some of the old songs his uncles and older ones taught him. He was of the Dakota traditional ways of life. He will be undoubtly missed by all his tiwahe (Family) & kodapi (Friends).
He is Survived by his daughters: DiAhna Kirk, Cori Gill, Alicia Gill & a step daughter Raven Plenty Horse, His son: Travis Gill, His Brother: Darin Gill, His 2 sisters: Emily Gill & Darla King. Also by his 3 grandchildren: Kyleigh Spider, Shawn Spider & Preston Spider
Donald Gill III is proceeded in death by his Parents Donald Gill Jr & Corrine Feather. His maternal grandparents: Gloria Earth-Feather & Clarence Feather, His paternal grandparents: Donald Gill Sr & Emily White-Gill.
All night wake services will be held at the Sisseton Wahpeton Community Center located in Agency Village, SD on Tuesday July 7th, 2015 at 7:00 pm & Wednesday July 8th,2015 at 7:00 pm.
The traditional graveside services will be held on Thursday July 9th starting 2:00 pm at the Gill Family traditional burial grounds in Buffalo Lake, SD.
Honorary Pallbearers will be his nephews Bobby Fielder & Kyle Fielder and all his Tiwahe & Kodapi, Family & Friends
Casket bearers will be: Delmar Bernard, Galen DeMarrias, David Flute, Jordan Gill, Terrell Haug, Jeff Max Sr, Travis Max, Jeremiah Renville & Harley Spider.