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January 6, 1935 – Sunday, October 26, 2014

Service Information
St. James Episcopal Church-Waubay, SD
Friday, October 31, 2014
2:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
S.W.O. Community Center-Old Agency Village, SD
Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
7-9 P.M.

Lorval Jerome Hopkins, also known as “Uncle Jeddah” age 79, of Sisseton, South Dakota Journeyed to the Spirit World on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Tekawitha Nursing Home in Sisseton, South Dakota.

He was born on January 6, 1935 in Waubay, South Dakota the son of Melvin Hopkins and Sarah Bluedog.

Lorval was formerly employed in construction and was also a farm hand.
He liked to tell stories, play bingo, board games, shake dice, travel around the Country, visit his friends and joke around the table.
Survived by a daughter: Christine Ree; adopted out daughter: Donna Bernice Hopkins of Staten Island, New York; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; first cousins he grew up with Geraldine Christenson RenCountre and James & Earl Evans.

Preceded in death by his parents.

A wake will be held on Wednesday, October 29th beginning at 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at The S.W.O. Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota. Further wake will be held on Thursday, October 30th beginning at 4:00 P.M. at The Commons Community Center in Enemy Swim.

Funeral Services for Lorval Jerome Hopkins will be held on Friday, October 31st at 2:00 P.M. at St. James Episcopal Church in Waubay, South Dakota. Father Conrad Ciesel will officiate. Deacon Bitsey Ciesel and the Sisseton Mission Lay Readers also assisted. Drum Group will be “Dakota Nation”

Interment will follow at St. James Episcopal Cemetery.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be all friends and family and staff and residents of Tekawitha Nursing Home.

Casket Bearers will be Garret Keoke, Waylon DuMarce, Jason RenCountre, Varden Hopkins Jr., Chris Rouillard and Lucas Free.
Special thanks to Lay Readers Levi Keoke and Frank Barse.

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

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