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January 27, 1950 – Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Service Information
The Community Center in Old Agency Village, SD
Monday, February 8, 2016
1:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
The Community Center in Old Agency Village, SD
Fri 2/5 Sat 2/6 & Sun 2/7
beginning at 7:00 P.M.

Edward Moses St. John Jr. age 66, of Sisseton, South Dakota Journeyed to the Spirit World on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at The Sanford Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota.
He was born on January 27, 1950 in Sisseton, South Dakota the son of Edward Moses St. John Sr. and Celeste (LaBlanc) St. John and was raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
He was formerly employed as a painter at America’s Painters.
He was a Detroit Lions fan, an active member of A.I.M., Akicita, he played baseball in Minneapolis, enjoyed playing basketball, liked spending time with his family, playing cards and “Whiz”.
He always supported his family and was proud of his Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate and was strong in his beliefs.
Edward was honored and respected by his family.
He loved the south side of Minneapolis.
We will always miss you forever brother!
Preceded in death by his parents: Edward St. John Sr. & Celeste, sisters Yvonne, Patricia and Jennifer, brothers Timothy St. John, Sanford St. John and Marlin St. John, nephews Mark Byington, Billy St. John and Terry Lynn St. John and by a niece O. Celeste St. John.
Survived by sons: Miquel Tapio and Wakiyan McAurther; brothers: Phillip St. John, Robert Edward St. John, Roger St. John, Rodney “Rock” St. John and Theodore “Ted” St. John; a sister: Josephine “Louise” LaBlanc; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services for Edward Moses St. John Jr. will be held on Monday, February 8th, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at The Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota. Pastor Vern Donnell will officiate and Spiritual Leader will be Arnold Williams.
Special music will be by The Ridge Runners.
Interment will follow at 3:00 P.M. at St. Matthew’s Cemetery.
A wake service will be held on Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. and Saturday, February 6th from 7:00 P.M. -10:00 P.M. and an All Night wake will be held on Sunday, February 7th beginning at 7:00 P.M. all at the Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota.
Honorary Casket Bearers will be Jim St. John, Kelly St. John, O’Dell St. John Jr., Sheldon Brown, Maccos, Charles Rogers, Levi St. John, Ed Larson, John Larson, Juan Casarez-St. John, Tom LaBlanc, Michael LaBlanc Sr., Stacey LaBlanc, and all survivors of the Struggle for Native Recognition, and during early days of The American Indian Movement.
Casket Bearers will be Andrew “Chaske” St. John, Anthony St. John, Dave Williams-Wanna, Carlos Angelo Casarez-St. John, Todd St. John, Cameron Jones Casarez and Jameson Cozad.

1 Guestbook Entry

  1. Lorraine White

    Eddie, I know you to be kind hearted and proud of your family, and Dakota people. The weather is suppose to be bad Sunday and Monday but I’m going to try and make it for your final day of service on Monday. I always enjoyed talking with you and your sense of humor will be missed. Lorraine


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