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August 3, 1967 – Friday, February 10, 2017

Service Information
Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Community Center
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
1:00 P.M.

Visitation Information

SEE BELOW

ALL NIGHT WAKE…Monday, FEBRUARY 13 BEGINNING AT 7:00 P.M. Long Hollow District Center.
FURTHER ALL NIGHT WAKE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14th BEGINNING AT 7:00 P.M. SISSETON WAHPETON OYATE COMMUNITY CENTER IN OLD AGENCY VILLIAGE.

“Michael Francis” Edwin LaCroix Dorsch, Born on August 3rd, 1963 in Sisseton South Dakota.
Dakota name- “Napa Wasta Canupa Ousta”
(Handles the Pipe with Soft Hands)
Mahkpiya Witko
Crazy Cloud

He began his journey to the Spirit world February 10th, 2017.

Funeral Service:
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
1:00 P.M.
Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Community Center
Old Agency Village, South Dakota

Officiating:
Spiritual Leaders-Ben Ladue, Everette Blackthunder, Shayne & Wambdi Cook & Ron Cook

Drum Group:
Cook Boys

Honorary Casket Bearers:
Everette Blackthunder Elijah Blackthunder
Darwin Bernard John German
Tyson Seaboy John Long
Rick Ojeda Roland Heminger

Casket Bearers:
Shayne Cook Wambdi Cook
Darren Crawford Craig Spider
Wambdi Gill Derick Locke
Philliip Keeble Kip Cartiear
Adam Renville Okipe Jones
Eddie Blackthunder Grant Wright

Sundancers and Singers:
Jarrod Mousseau Anthony Cartier Dan Foster
Zach Ortley Zachary White Jon William
Jeremy Mousseau Brian Renville Sr.
Thomas “Sonny” LaBlanc Louis Pool
Micky Wolf John Meronick

Internment: Tribal Traditional Burial Grounds

Mike graduated from High School in Vermillion South Dakota in 1981. Attended College at Haskell, Omaha Tech., and Sheridan Community College. He was employed in various jobs throughout the years, including Counselor at Little Voices, Dakota Pride, Thunderchild Treatment Center (Sheridan Wyoming) and R.E.N.E.W. (Sheridan Wyoming). Mike was a humble man, generous and caring with a heart of gold. He didn’t have many material things, the things he did have he gave away without hesitation. Everyone thought the world of him, he loved so many people. All who came into his life, he treated and considered them a part of his family. The knowledge, guidance and love he gave to all cannot be measured. He was one of the richest men we knew because of all the love he received from those near and far. There were many people , too numerous to name , whose lives he touched. He left us all with the gift of memories we will cherish for always. He lived and loved his traditional Dakota way of life. That was who he was. Michael enjoyed fishing, hunting, attending powwows,singing/drumming, participating in Sweat Lodge and Sundance for many years. He also he loved spending time having Birthday celebrations and Dinners, visiting with family and friends. Michael is survived by His companion Desiree Ortly. Children: Stevie Dorsch, Michael Dorsch Jr. (Sonny), Jerold Dorsch, Cyprian Dorsch (Cippi), Julius Dorsch, Elias Quinn. Noah, Callie, Lexie and Nina. Sisters :Michelle Cartier (Niels), Phyllis Dorsch (Adrian). Uncles Everette (Brenda “Dolly”) and Edmond (Inez) Blackthunder and Aunts Mary Blackthunder Keeble and Delia Welch. Numerous tradional brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, and cousins.Preceded in death by his Mother-Katherine Blackthunder Dorsch and Father -Francis Cyprian Lacroix. Maternal Grandmother Thelma Blackthunder and Maternal Grandfather -Elijah Blackthunder. Paternal Grandmother- Cora Lacroix. Aunts- Effie Blackthunder Peck, Edna Blackthunder Jones and Theresa LaCroix. Uncles- Eddie “Pete” Blackthunder, Edwin “Jimmy” Blackthunder and Harry LaCroix and Victor Simon.
Special Thanks and mention to the Cook family and brothers Shane, Wambdi, and Ron.
There were many many relatives and adopted relatives, special people in his life, we apologize to any who may not have been mentioned by name.

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