Long Hollow District Center
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Evangeline Hazel Canku Brown, age 83, of Long Hollow District on the Lake Traverse reservation left on her journey to the Spirit World on Tuesday, May 18th at 8:20 pm at the Tekakwitha Nursing Center.
She was born on August 21, 1927.
Evangeline was a very loving person serving as a mother, grandmother, and sister to her relatives. She grew up at her home in Long Hollow, her mother and father are Eijah Canku & Martha Canku. She attended day school and graduated from the Flandreau Indian School.
She worked at Dakota in Sisseton for 20 years, and worked as a waitress in Minneapolis where she met and married Lloyd Brown. She also lived in Redwood Falls, MN as a homemaker.
She loved telling stories about her childhood in Long Hollow and helping with her brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her children Kenny Brown and his wife Connie, Gayle Brown, Carol Greybuffalo and husband Les Greybuffalo, Leroy Brown and his wife Sophia Renville-Brown; her sister Catherine Whitmier from Ft. Lauderdale, FL and her brother Clifford Canku of Sisseton; and 11 grandchildren including Conrad Brown, Candice Brown, Colleen Blackthunder, Eric Brown, Dustin Brown, Jessica Goodteacher, Jennifer Eastman, Jamie Brown, Lisa Brown, Lori Greybuffalo, and Joseph Greybuffalo.
Funeral Services for Evangeline Brown will be held on Saturday, May 22nd at Long Hollow District Center at 2:00 P.M. Officiating are Reverend Clifford Canku, Mike Simon, and Pastor Dwight Fearing.
Interment will follow at Private land-Long Hollow District.
All night wakes will be held on Thursday, May 20th and Friday, May 21st at The Long Hollow District Center beginning at 7:00 P.M.
Active pallbearers are Conrad Brown, Dustin Brown, Eric Brown, Tristan Eastman, Guy Canku, and Les Greybuffalo.
Honorary Pallbearers are Sandra Gesek, Cindy Saul, Shannon Keeble-Christopherson, Marion LaCroix, Sophia Brown, Margeret Yellowback, Bernice Grey, Darlene Grey, Clarice Grey, and Verzella Grey.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota is serving the family.