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Lorae Denise Lufkins – Mercado, “WA-A – Wacin Win (Thoughful Woman) age 56, journeyed to the spirit world on November 23rd, 2019 in Soux Falls, South Dakota. She was born on May 24th, 1963 the daughter of Naomi (Renville) Lufkins and Kenneth Lufkins. She attended school at Peever Elementary, Sisseton middle school. Lorae and her sister Lavonne attend Job Corp in Utah. She moved to Minneapolis, where she work for a number of years. In 1994 she and her family moved back to Sisseton, South Dakota, where she worked for over 18 years and then she worked for the SWFCU.

Lorae was a very thoughtful, hard working women. She attended college at Sisseton Wapheton Community College while working and completed her degree in Business Administration. She enjoyed visiting, playing cards, watching the walking dead, and spending time with family and friends. Her grandchildren were the center of her world. She planned her adventures around Lanay (Crusters) and Antonio (Twon). Lorae lived a very full and fun life.

Survived by her children: Chastity Lufkins, Charity Davila, Antonio Davila and Emanuel Davila; significant other: Marcos Davila; grandchildren: Lanay Davila and Antonio Davila.

Preceded in death by her parents: Naomi (Renville) Lufkins and Kenneth Lufkins; maternal grandparents:
Blossom (Keok) Renville and Robert Renville; paternal grandparents: Ellen (Harris) Lufkins and Joseph Lufkins Sr.; Siblings: Lavonne Lufkins and Kevin Riley; grandchildren: Haven Davila.

An all-night visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 beginning at 7:00 P.M. at the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota.

A funeral servive will be held on Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota.

Officiating will be Pastor Kirk Snaza, John Cloud, and Clyde Kampeska.

The Pianist will be Billy Kohl.

Honorary Pall Bearers will be Elizabeth (Bessie) Janisch, Flinch Players (Sheila & Ida Lufkins) & (Tammy Redday), Ashley Haug, Bea Stone, Richard and Deidra Keeble, Amy Wright, Dale Jones, and Chrissy Heminger.

Pall Bearers will be Byron Renville, Wayne Lufkins, Delvin Lufkins, Emanuel Davila, Josh Laughter and Pasha Renville

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  1. Rosanne Bartunek

    My thoughts and prayers for Lorae’s family. She will be missed!


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