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April 2, 1961 – Wednesday, October 10, 2017

Service Information
Community Center-Old Agency Village, SD
Sunday, October 15, 2017
2:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
Community Center-Old Agency Village, SD
Fri 10/13 & Sat 10/14
Beginning at 7 P.M.

Francis “Little Joe” White III – Kakkak Journeyed to the Spirit World on October 10th, 2017 at his residence in Sisseton, South Dakota.

Little Joe was born on April 2nd, 1961 to Francis J. “Joe” White Jr. and his mother Sharon Kakkak in Chicago, Illinois.

He attended school in Chicago and Wahpeton Indian School. His high school years were spent at Flandreau Indian School. He then moved to Sisseton, South Dakota for the remainder of his life.

Little Joe was a very talented artist. He was best known for his paintings and drawings that are now displayed throughout the state and other places. Little Joe had a very humorous nature about him. He had a unique laugh that will truly be missed. He was always teasing everyone about something. He loved his grandchildren very much and thought the world of them. Little Joe will be greatly missed and was loved by so many.

Little Joe is survived by his children: Keisha (Shaun) Beitz, Sunshine (Jason) White both from Lac Du Flambeau, WI, Josh DuMarce of Sisseton, SD, Gina Labelle of Sisseton, SD, Josie Labelle of Omaha, NE and Brittany Sharpfish of Sisseton, SD. his parents; Joe and Kathy White, his siblings: Erna Maria of Germany, Roxanne (Marcus) Wright of Rosholt, South Dakota, Anna Free of St. Paul, MN, Cheryl Eagle of Sisseton, SD, Jim(Joseph) Eagle of San Francisco, California, Carole (Chico) Lyons of Watertown, SD, Barbara Sue of Sioux Falls, SD, Ramsey Bagola of Tahlequah, Ok, Mario Bagola of Montana, Paula Bagola of Sisseton, SD, Laura (Gary) Small of Sisseton, SD, Faustine Hisgun of Wisconsin, Pejihota Lucero of NM; 27 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son baby boy White, his daughter Candace Labelle, his mother Sharon Kakkak, his paternal grandparents Francis & Mary White, his maternal grandparents Harry and Cecelia Kakkak, uncles: Elroy White Sr., Laverne White Sr., Byron Sr., a brother; Christopher (Tobin) Eagle and his sister Heidi White.

Funeral Services for Francis Joseph “Little Joe” White III will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at The Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota. Reverend Joe Donnell will officiate. Music by Sylvester Yellow Back and Tim White.

A wake will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017 from 7-10 P.M. at the Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota and an all night wake will be held on Saturday, October 14th beginning at 7:00 P.M. also at the Community Center.

Honorary Pallbearers: Amanda Iyarpeya, Mary Hill, Elizabeth Barse, Karen Janisch, Thomas Marks, Pejihota Lucero, Dr. Gallagher, Joe LaCroix Sr., Rick Ojeda, Patrick Rondell, Charles White, Dennis Schultz and Anthony White.

Pallbearers: Derek DeMarrias, Spencer LaCroix Sr., Barry LaCroix, Joe LaCroix Jr., Stacy Wanna, Emery White Jr., Derrick Locke, Matt Cleveland, Byron White Jr., Garrett Ojeda, Moses Renville.

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Ginger Hill

    So sorry to hear of the loss of Little Joe. May God rest your soul.

  2. Nancy M. Tanner

    Prayers for the family. He was and will always be my brother.


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