March 6th, 1938 – Monday, March 17, 2008
Tursday, March 20, 2008
Hazen DuMarce Sr. was born March 6th, 1938 to Samuel DuMarce Sr. and Eva Ella Robertson DuMarce. He entered into eternal rest on March 17th, 2008 after a lengthy illness at Merit Care Hospital in Fargo, ND.
Hazen attended Wahpeton Indian School until his junior year then returned home to help on the farm. Shortly after returning home, he enlisted in the United Sates Army serving in Germany for one year, before returning home where he lived out the rest of his life. He loved to hunt deer and water fowl, trap mink and play moccasin with his brothers, sons, and nephews. They were well known in South Dakota, North Dakota and Canada for their lengthy and intense games, winning many championships over the years. He loved visits from all his children, grand children and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by brother: Sampson DuMarce Sr.; sisters: Clarine Everette, Florine Garcia, June Blanton and Lily Renville; sons: Hazen DuMarce Jr., Bruce DuMarce, Russ Quinn, Pernell, Troy and Wayne White, and Kyle Kampeska; daughters: Lynnette DuMarce, Lynnelle Stickland, Rochelle Bernard, Julia DuMarce, Clarine DuMarce and Kari DuMarce and by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son: Craig DuMarce; paternal and maternal parents; long time companion: Ramona Ryan; brothers: Sam, Alec, Samuel Jr., Soloman and Elijah DuMarce; sisters: Lucy DuMarce LaCroix and Agnes DuMarce.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Hall in Sisseton, South Dakota. Pastors Mike & Filmore Simon, Pastor Clifford Canku and Reader Gerald Heminger Jr. officiated.
Interment: Mayasan Presbyterian Cemetery, in Veblen, with military rites
An all night wake was held on Wednesday, March 19th from 7-9 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Hall in Sisseton, South Dakota.
Special music was by Wahktue Drum Group.
Honorary Casket Bearers were Waylon DuMarce, Marlon Troy DuMarce, Hazen DuMarce Jr., Perry Lufkins, Wayne White, and all of Hazen’s hunting, trapping and Moccasin playing friends and relatives.
Casket Bearers were Bruce DuMarce, Leland Fryer, Wade DuMarce, Leonard DuMarce, Pernell White, Scott DuMarce, Kyle Kampeska and Randy White.