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December 23, 1961 – Monday, June 22, 2015

Service Information
The Community Center in Old Agency Village, S.D.
Friday, June 26, 2015
10:00 AM

Visitation Information
The Community Center in Old Agency Village, SD
Thursday, June 25, 2015
7:00 PM

Rebecca Lynn Stoughton, age 53, of Sisseton, South Dakota Journeyed to the Spirit World on June 22nd, 2015 at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

She was born on December 23, 1961 in Sisseton, South Dakota the daughter of Alois J. Wanna and Claudia Kirk.

She enjoyed beading, reading as she was an avid reader, movies, was an artist and native storyteller. She loved her family.

Rebecca was active in A.I.M./Native American Issues and Concerns.

Survived by her mother: Katherine Mary Van Vlack of Hamden, Connecticut; brothers: Alvin Arellano of Phoenix, Arizona, Ed Wanna of New Town, North Dakota, Keith Wanna of Sisseton, South Dakota, Alois “Jeff” Wanna of Sisseton, South Dakota and Stacey Wanna of Sisseton, South Dakota; sisters: Carlotta Wanna-Strom of Monticello, Minnesota; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Further survived by brothers: John Van Vlack of Prospect, Connecticut and Charles Van Vlack of East Hampton, Connecticut; a sister Barbara Van Vlack of Prospect, Connecticut; birth mother Claudia Kirk and family; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her father: Philip Van Vlack.

Funeral services for Rebecca Lynn Stoughton will be held on Friday, June 26th, 2015 at 10:00 AM at The Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota.

All-night wake will be held on Thursday, June 25th beginning at 7:00 PM at The Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be Diane Mireau, Paulette Cloud, Jim Cornielious, Carrie Greeley, James Rondell, Lillian Wanna, Barbara Van Vlack, Scarlett Wanna, Grace Wanna and Jennifer Wanna and all her friends and relatives.

Casket Bearers will be Jeff Wanna, Jace Wanna, Alois Wanna III, Keith J. Wanna Jr., Charles Van Vlack, Craig Wanna, Thoody Thode, Stacey Wanna, Jon Van Vlack and Jon Garritty.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota is serving the family.

3 Guestbook Entries

  1. Brenda Wanna

    My deepest condolences. I never got the chance to meet Rebbeca but I know Keith was so happy to have been reconnected with his sister. Peace and blessings to all.

  2. Linette Beaudreau

    To a Beautiful Woman who had a heart of “Gold” this I know. We shared many conversations as I transported to/from appointments and learning where her roots came from and how she just wanted to be connected to them but creator only knows our plan and my friend may you be Free to do-be and sing-dance just like I know you want to be…

  3. Richard Stoughton

    I’m profoundly saddened she left us so soon but thankful for sharing thirteen years with her.


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