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October 2nd, 1954 – Thursday, May 8, 2014

Service Information
Gitchitwaa Kateri in Minneapolis, MN
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
10:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Gitchitwaa Kateri in Minneapolis, MN
Monday, May 12, 2014
beginning at 7:00 P.M.

Narcisse A. Necklace, Isnana Opicha Hoksina (Boy Who Walks Alone) age 59, of Minneapolis, Minnesota Journeyed to the Spirit World on Thursday, May 8th, 2014.

He was born on October 2nd, 1954 in Sisseton, South Dakota the son of Daniel Necklace Sr. and Kathryn Sing.

He graduated from Sisseton High School in 1972.

Narcisse honorably served his Country in The United States Air Force for four years. He then went to College for three and a half years at Iowa State University.
He was a lay reader for The Episcopal Church for several years mainly serving St. Luke’s Church near Veblen, South Dakota.
He enjoyed Pow Wows, going to the casino, reading books, sewing his granddaughter’s clothes and was a Sun Dancer for thirty two years.

Survived by his wife: Margaret Belille-Necklace of Minneapolis, Minnesota; daughters: Stacy (Matt) Hastad of Chanhassen, Minnesota, Jessica Ripplinger of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Jamie Ripplinger of Des Moines, Iowa; grandchildren: Taynon Ripplinger, Keontae Ripplinger, Kailynn Bridges-Ripplinger, Sydney Hastad, Cole Hastad and Brayden Schell; brothers: Daniel Necklace of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Joseph Necklace of Lake Nordan, South Dakota and Jonathan Edwards of Fargo, North Dakota; sisters: Frances (Joseph) Opitz of Fargo, North Dakota, Teresa (Steve) Campbell of St. Paul, Minnesota, Danielle (Remy) Coney of Wahpeton, North Dakota and Marcia (Nahum) Chagala of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents and by a grandson: Red Eagle Ripplinger.
Funeral services for Narcisse Necklace will be held on Tuesday, May 13th at 10:00 A.M. at Church of Gichitwaa Kateri in Minneapolis. Mitch Walking will be the Spiritual Leader. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery at 1:30 P.M.

Drum Group will be”Sundancers” Friends .

All night wake will be held on Monday, May 12th beginning at 7:00 P.M. at Church of Gichitwaa Kateri in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be Daniel Necklace, Joseph Necklace, Johnathan Edwards, Red Lake Sundancers, Remy Coney, Steven Campbell, Joseph Opitz and Nahum Chagala Llano.

Casket Bearer will be Fernando Cornejo, Quanah Necklace, Tayviam Ripplinger, Jessica Ripplinger, Bob Walker and Ron Harms.

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

1 Guestbook Entry

  1. Rose Philbrick St. John

    Oh Lord watch over my friend as he journeys to the Spirit world and everlasting happiness. Narcisse was a great friend of mine in school because we both were labeled Indian geniuses cause we did so well in school. So when I met him in Mpls. I asked him if he was still smart and he said “Nope, blew my nose and all my brains came out.” We were still in our 20’s so it was mighty funny. I also remember Dan and his wife. I send my deepest condolences for your loss; you had a good brother.


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