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Rebecca Lynn Poler “Becky Firesteel” of The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate journeyed to the Spirit World on August 5, 2023 in Edina, MN.

She was born on April 13, 1954 in Pine Ridge, SD the daughter of Paul and Donna (Redbow) Firesteel.

Becky enjoyed traveling when she was young, even having the opportunity to go to Washington D.C. with AIM years ago.  She was a very kind, thoughtful and generous wife, sister, auntie, grandmother, mom, friend and relative to all.  Becky loved to visit family and friends and sharing stories.  She enjoyed beading, cooking and was a great cookie and candy maker.

May Becky’s spirit find peace, eternal solace and happiness on her journey to the ancestors who watch over us.  Let us celebrate her life with gratitude and memories for the time she shared and the love she gave.  As we move forward, may we hold her close in our hearts, embracing the love of her family and friends.  Have a beautiful journey to the Spirit World.  Farewell dear Becky, until we meet again in the stars above, Rest In Peace.

Survived by Daughter Rachel Lynn Poler, Grandchildren Travis Lumbar Jr, Tela Lumbar and Trinity Lumbar. Also survived by Brothers Richard (Pat) Knight and Jay Redbow; Sisters Lori Firesteel, Kelly Firesteel and Donna Firesteel Jr.; Numerous Nieces and Nephews; Special Niece Penny Firesteel; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in Death by her Husband, James (Jim) Poler; Brothers, Franklin Firesteel, and Jamie Firesteel; Sister Joni Firesteel; Nieces, Jean Seymour and Lynn Knight; Nephew, Ohiyesa Firesteel.

All-Night Wake will be held at All Saints Church, 3044 Longfellow Ave, Mpls.  on Monday August 14, 2023 beginning at 4:00pm.  The funeral will be held at All Saints Church on Tuesday, August 15th at 9:00 AM.  Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at 1:00 PM – Assembly Area #2.

Casket Bearers will be Edward Yellowhammer II, Travis Lumbar Jr., Jay Redbow, Joseph Firesteel, Tristin Firesteel and Lacy Bissonette.

Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, MN assisted the family with funeral arrangements.  On-line condolences can be made at

3 Guestbook Entries

  1. penny firesteel

    I will always love and miss you Auntie.. and thank you for being such a great aunt, my children and I will forever be grateful for you and Jim! R.I.P

  2. Jake Morgan

    Auntie… You have always been such a positive light on me. You always believed in my ability to succeed and to not give up on my dreams. Your energy was always so vibrant, always smiling, or laughing about something funny… And always showing love and care, not only to me but to everyone around you! There was never a dull moment in your presence! Thank you for being apart of my life, love you and will miss you forever . Say hi to Grandma, my uncles, cousins, and Auntie Joni for me.

  3. Jay Redbow

    Becky, I hope you have found peace and happiness as you reunite with Jim and mom and Frankie, Jamie, Joni, and your dad and grandpa. Til we meet again sister. RIP


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