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April 18, 1977 – Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Service Information
Community Center in Old Agency Village, SD
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
12 Noon

Visitation Information
Community Center in Old Agency Village, SD
Monday, September 26, 2016
beginning at 7 P.M.

Katherine Dawn Blackthunder-Melchert (Mi’Ki’Gle: Put Something On The Ground), age 39, unexpectedly went to our Creator’s World on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.

She was born April 18, 1977 in Fargo, ND to the late Effie Blackthunder and Donald Melchert.

Katherine was employed with the Oneida Health Center.

For those in times of need, she could be counted on to be there with a helping hand. Her generosity and support touched many lives and will be missed by many. Katherine Dawn lived and loved her Dakota way of life. Her presence at ceremonies will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her children: Elijah and Josaphene Thundercloud; two sisters: Tina Marie Peck of Sisseton, SD, and Jennifer Sue Peck of Bismark, ND; nieces and nephews: Trenton, Robert, Maliyah, and Deray Richotte, Arianna and Rosemond Hart, and Emanuel Hayes; also survived by aunts, uncles, relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; maternal grandparents: Elijah and Thelma Black Thunder; paternal grandfather, Harvey Melchert; younger brother, William Peck; grandparents, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Burial will take place at The Traditional Reparation Grounds, Sisseton, South Dakota.

Honorary pallbearers will be: Nicollette Simon, Amy Laughter, Izola Simon, Gretta Simon, Skylar Cornelius, and Brooke Owen.

Pallbearers will be: Elijah Blackthunder, Elias Quinn, Juice Dorsch, Algin Blackthunder, Sonny Lablanc, and Kip Cartier.

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