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May 1st, 1939 – Friday, August 25, 2017

Service Information
The Heipa district Center in Veblen, South Dakota
Thursday, August, 31st, 2017

Visitation Information
The Heipa district Center in Veblen, South Dakota
Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017
All Night Beg at 3:00

Josephine Louise LaBlanc Stephenson,age 78, made her journey to the spirit world on August, 25, 2017 in Minneapolis, Mn.
She was born in Sisseton, South Dakota on May 1, 1939 the daughter of Edward StJohn and Celeste LaBlanc StJohn. Her grandparents were Pete LaBlanc and Grace LaBlanc Wanna.
She is survived by her husband Tom Stephenson and one son, Micheal LaBlanc. Louise is further survived by seven brothers: Phillip, Robert, Rodney, Kenneth, Theodore, Roger and Jack. She also has two surviving aunts, Dolly King and Barbara Robbins; many other relatives and friends.
Her son Stacey LaBlanc preceeded her in death as well as special friend, Al Kells. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Yvonne, Patricia and Jennifer as well as by five brothers, Marlon, Sanford, Edward, Timothy and Jeffery.

Louise was escorted to The Heipa Community Center at 3pm on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 by Dakota Nation Drum Group and other relatives.
All night wake services were held Wednesday, August 30th.
The Funeral Service for Josephine Louise LaBlanc Stephenson and traditional ceremony took place at The Heipa Community Center on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 11:00 A.M.
Vern Donnell assisted with prayers and special music was provided by Butch Felix.
Pall Bearers were Kurt Perez, Edward StJohn, Randy White, Keith Wanna, Sequoia StJohn, Matt LaBlanc, Chaske LaBlanc, Andrew StJohn, Tonch StJohn, Jacob LaBlanc, Kyle StJohn and Anthony StJohn

Honorary Casket Bearers were Kayan StJohn, Merle StJohn, Andrea StJohn Rose StJohn, Randy Perez, Herman Perez, Barbara StJohn, Mona StJohn, Angel Wanna, Lillian and Spencer Wanna, Muchy Heminger, Tom LaBlanc, Dorrine Perez-White, Colleen Perez Donnell, Francisco Delapaz, Donovan Keeble, Stacy Wanna, Phillista StJohn Lita StJohn, Elizabeth StJohn Brown and Anna Lisa StJohn Schmasow, Doc Wanna, Geno Wanna, Oliver Wanna Jr, Jim Philbrick, Jake Thompson and Nate Thom.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota served the family. Online condolences may be made to

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