August 29, 1938 – Thursday, July 12, 2018
Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Community Center
Monday, July 16, 2018
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Wake Saturday, July 14th, 2018 beginning at 7:00 P.M. at The Sisseton Wahpeton Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota.
All Night Wake Sunday, July 15th, 2018 beginning at 7:00 P.M. at The Sisseton Wahpeton Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota.
Funeral Service Monday, July 16th, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at The Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota.
Interment with Military Rites Monday, July 16th at 11:00 A.M. at The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Veterans Cemetery in Sisseton, South Dakota.
Gordon Reginald Redday Sr., “Hehake Gi” (Brown Elk), age 79, of Sisseton, South Dakota, Journeyed to the Spirit World on Thursday, July 12, 2018.
He was born on August 29, 1938 in Sisseton, South Dakota, the son of Howard and Josephine (Bigtalk) Redday.
Gordon graduated from Sisseton High School and furthered his education at Dakota Business College in Fargo, North Dakota.
Gordon proudly served in the United States Army, entering on August 18, 1961 and was honorably discharged on May 26, 1964 achieving the rank of Corporal. During his time in the Army, he studied artillery and was stationed at Fort Richardson, Alaska. He was a U.S. Army Artillery Vietnam Era Veteran. Gordon enjoyed his time serving his country and enjoyed telling his family and friends his memories.
Gordon was a member of the EMTMVO for IHS for many years, active member and past Vice Commander of the American Legion Post 314, Native American Veterans Association, and was an ordained elder at Goodwill Indian Presbyterian Church.
Gordon enjoyed attending Powwows and seeing his friends, driving around, riding motorcycles, and telling stories. He was a talented self-taught artist who knew the story and meaning behind everything he saw or made. He was also a knowledgeable teacher who helped others assisted with the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota Language Dictionary. Gordon had a great sense of humor and could find joy in any situation.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Noreen (Many Deeds) Redday; son, Dezmond Redday; parents, Howard and Josephine Redday; brothers, Roger Redday Sr., Floyd Redday Sr., Darren Joseph Redday; and sister, Giala Mae Redday.
Gordon is survived by his children, Gordon Reginald Redday Jr., Marsha Redday, Roxane Redday, Angela Redday; 24 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brothers, Dennis W. Redday Sr., Howard L. Redday Jr., Morgan L. (Darleen) Redday Sr., Emmett G. Redday (Annette Heironimus), LeRoy R. Redday; sisters, Phyllis Redday, Maxine Redday Renville (Darrel), Brenda Redday, Betty Redday Dwarf (Clayton), Bonita J. Redday Wilson (Glenn), Maria B. Redday Decoteau (Brian); and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Honorary casket bearers are Solomon Harvey Quinn, Wambdi Gill and Raven Phillbrick, Marvin Strong III, Erik DuMarce, Lucy and Mick Kjarr, Ron “Yellow Bear” Spence, Darryl Renville Sr., Fred Ducheneaus, Anthony St. John, Jared Redday, and Jim Phillbrick.
Casket bearers are David Bird, Derrick Redday, Mike Redday, Howard Redday III, Roger Redday Jr., Wesley Redday, Robert Renville Sr. and Chris Wilson.
Funeral services for Gordon Redday Sr. will be held Monday, July 16th, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota. Morgan Redday Sr. and Gerald Heminger Jr. will officiate.
A Wake will be held on Saturday, July 14th beginning at 7:00 P.M. at The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota.
An all night wake will be held Sunday, July 15, 2018 beginning at 7:00 PM at the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota.
Interment with Military Rites will be held Monday, July 16, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Veterans Cemetery in Sisseton, South Dakota.
Our condolences go out to the entire Redday family on your loss of Gordon. However, the family neglected to mention Noreen’s daughter, Bethany Crawford who stayed with and took care of Gordon during his last month’s of Earthly life and D’Lena Strong, Bethany’s daughter for whom he and Noreen raised since birth.