June 13, 1969 – Sunday, March 20, 2011
The Eastman Hall in Flandreau, South Dak
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wahca Waste Win “Pretty Flower Woman”
Marie Nadine Drapeau ( Wahca Waste Win- “Pretty Flower Woman”) came into the world on June 13, 1969, at Sioux Valley hospital, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She left for the Spirit World on March 20, 2011.
Marie attended Flandreau High School and graduated in 1987. She was active in sports; played volleyball, ran track and participated in the drill team. Marie was interested in education. She attended Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Later, she attended The University Center in Sioux Falls. Her goal was to become a counselor and to work to help her people.
Marie was baptized at The First Presbyterian church in Flandreau. She participated in many church sponsored programs and activities as a young girl close beside her grandmother, Marie Allen.
Marie was active in her culture and was named by her grandmother, Marie Allen. Her name was Wahca Waste Win “Pretty Flower Woman”. Marie grew up on the pow-wow trail as a young girl and was a fancy shawl dancer. She enjoyed attending pow-wows and had pledged to dance for her people.
Marie was the mother of two children; Devin Allen Drapeau and Nadine Marie Drapeau. Her children were the most important people in her life.
Marie is survived by her two children; Devin Allen Drapeau, and Nadine Marie Drapeau, Mother, Eloise Nadine Drapeau (Allen), Father, Vine M. Drapeau Sr. all living in Flandreau, SD.Brother, Vine M. Drapeau Jr. (Lisa) Chandler, AZ, and Brother Brian P. Drapeau, Flandreau. Grandmother Marclline Kaiser, Rock Island, IL. Auntie Marie Penney (Dave), Lapwai, Idaho. Cousins Sarah, Iris, Farren, Santee and Lucas, Idaho. Marie has numerous cousins in Flandreau, SD.
Marie was preceded in death by her Grandmother Marie I. Allen, Grandfather George L. Allen Sr. and Uncle George L. Allen Jr.
Funeral services for Marie Drapeau will be held on Thursday, March 24th at 10:00 A.M. at The Eastman Hall in Flandreau, South Dakota. Interment will follow at First Presbyterian Cemetery. Reverend Dave Knutson will officiate. Traditional Spirit Leaders will be Galen Drapeau, Martha Thomas and Patty Thomas.
Special music by organist: Bill Bean and Mato Pejuta-Drum Group.
An all night wake will be held on Wednesday, March 23rd beginning at 7:00 P.M. at Eastman Hall in Flandreau, South Dakota.
Honorary Casket Bearers will be Julie Stephens, Marie Wakeman, Marcie Redday, Jodeen Hanson, Brookie Corcoran, Annie Wakeman, Paula Clarey, Brenda Weston, Christina Weston, Luwanna Olthoff, Nicole Nelson, Sarah Penney, Iris Chimburas, Sarah Tree Top and Gina Williams.
Casket Bearers will be Devin Drapeau, Vine Drapeau Jr., Brian Drapeau, Tequis Penney, Santee Penney, Christopher Barse, Tracii Barse and Dave Williams.
The Chilson Funeral Home – Winsted, is proud to have served the family.