December 1, 1986 – Saturday, May 9, 2009
The Enemy Swim Community Center in Wauba
Wednesday May 13, 2009
Richard Edwin Bissonette age 22 journeyed into the spirit world early Saturday Morning, May 9th, 2009 . Richard recently moved from Stillwell Oklahoma to Enemy Swim, South Dakota where he lived with his sister Jolene Bissonette.
Richard was born December 1, 1986 to Sophie Cecila Bissonette (Bluedog) and Seth Ambrose Bissonette. Richard was a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux tribe and Enemy Swim District. Richard was also Oglala Sioux from his father’s side. Richard grew up in South Dakota but also lived in Oklahoma and Minnesota . Richard loved music; he mostly listened to rap music and loved to draw in his spare time. He also loved all his many nieces and nephews and they loved him, as soon as they seen him they would run to him and hug him. Richard also enjoyed riding horses and cruising and hanging out with his friends and family. Richard graduated from talking leaves Job Corp academy in Telaquah , OK specializing in business. Richard accepted the lord in his life on July 26, 2002 at Camp Custer SD youth camp. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sisseton, SD and was baptized there on August 4, 2002 . Richard worked various jobs through out his life and currently was employed by Dakota Magic Casino in Hankinson ND .
Richard touched many lives in his short time with us. Including the families of Pam and Mark Keoke, Lenny Bernard and the Late Craig Dumarce, Lois Owens, Barbara and Milton Owen, Chris and Eileen Galcatcher and Ruth Daugherty.
Richard is survived by his mother Sophie Bissonette of Cass Lake, MN, His father Seth Bissonette of Roslyn, SD, His brother Elton Belt of Rapid City, Susie and Lance Demarrias of Sisseton, SD, Eddie and Marge Bissonette of Sisseton, SD, Tressa Bissonette of Cass Lake, MN, Eugene and Jennifer Bissonette of Enemy Swim, SD, Curtis Bissonette and Shanda Quinn of Sisseton, SD, Jolene Bissonette and Wilfred Fayant Jr. of Enemy Swim, SD, Tonia Bissonette of Cass Lake, MN, Mason Bissonette of Enemy Swim, SD, Faith Rose Bissonette of Cass Lake, MN and Allen Hardy of Cass Lake, MN.
Richard was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Lena Hayes and Ernest Bluedog, paternal grandparents Eddie and Angeline Bissonette, his brother John Bissonette, his uncle Jacob Keeble and his cousins Josh Shepherd, Adrienne and Claudette Keeble. Good friends Courtney Owen and Luis Stevens.
Funeral services for Richard Bissonette will be held on Wednesday May 13, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. at The Enemy Swim Community Center in Waubay, SD. Pastor Jimmy Muskratt and Father Les Campbell will officiate. Interment will follow at St. James Cemetery in Waubay, SD. Music by Tammy Bissonette and Brothers. Traditional services by Mikey Peters & Tom Decoteau. Drum group High Trail Singers.
All night wakes will be held on Monday May 11, 2009 and Tuesday May 12, 2009 beginning at 7:00 P.M. at the Enemy Swim Community Center in Waubay, SD.
Honorary Casket Bearers will be Lois Owens and Girls, Bobby and Milton Owen and Girls, Pam and Mark Keoke, Chris and Eileen Galcatcher, Ruth Daugherty and Girls, Toshina Akerman, Lenny Bernard and all of his Nieces and Nephews.
Casket Bearers will be Jesse Anderson, Steven One Horn, Corwin Bluedog, Justin Muskratt, Dillion Bluedog , Chad Soap, Joseph Brown and Ricky Bissonette.