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February 19, 1942 – Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Service Information
The Community Center, Agency Village, SD
Monday, April 26, 2010
10:00 A.M.

Visitation Information

Olivia Jean Palacio (Hill), 67, of Sisseton, South Dakota died on April 21, 2010 in her son’s arms at the Kateri Tekawitha Living Center. Olivia was born to Martha Barker Hill and Samual Hill. She attended Flandreau Indian School, then went to Minneapolis, MN where she met and married Julian Bascillo Palacio. She worked at Augustana Nursing Home for many years and various other jobs. Olivia moved back to Sisseton after her husband passed in August 1999. Olivia attended Cook College in Arizona for two years where she studied ministry. She returned in 2001 where she attended Sisseton Wahpeton College to finish her ministry studies. She was a devout Christian, loved to read her bible and sing Christian songs.

Olivia is survived by one brother, John Hill of Minneapolis, 3 sisters, Richanda Hill, Mavis Hill, and Christine Hill of Sisseton, South Dakota, four children; Linda Palacio of Sisseton, Kingsley Palacio of St. Cloud, MN, Renee Cunningham and her husband James and three sons (James III, Clint, and Hunter) of Durham, North Carolina, and Kateri Palacio and her children Julian and Amara Traxler, and one adopted son, Ray Palacio. Olivia raised two grandchildren, Jerome and Lenore Palacio of Sisseton, South Dakota. She has 13 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Funeral services for Olivia Palacio were held on Monday, April 26th at 10:00 A.M. at The Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota. Interment followed at Goodwill Presbyterian Cemetery. Pastor Robert Beasley and Reverend Enright Bighorn officiated.

Kay Bursheim was the pianist. Special music was provided by Butch Felix.

All night wakes were held on Friday, April 23rd Saturday, April 24th and Sunday, April 25th at The Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota.

Honorary Casket Bearers were Diane Mireau, Michelle Farmer, Connie Brown, Carole Iron Moccasin, Barbara King, Christina Simon, Mary Bear, all of her friends and family, Tekakwitha Nursing Home and staff.

Casket Bearers were Kingsley, Jerome and Ray Palacio, Chaske, Kenny and Richard Hill, Aron DeMarrias, Rayce Hill, Benny Cloud, Decotah Cloud and Purvis Wounded Arrow.

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

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