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July 31st, 1963 – Friday, September 7, 2007

Service Information
Community Center in Old Agency
Wednesday, September 12th, 200

Visitation Information

Sheila Ann James LaCroix “Sunktoca Winyan” was born on July 31, 1963 in Sisseton, South Dakota the daughter of LaRue & Vastana Kitto James.

Shelia was employed as a nurse’s aide at The Browns Valley Health Center. She was also on The J.O.M. Board and The Title 9 Board. Survived by four children: Joseph James, Sr. of Riverton, Wyoming, Gabriel King of Wahpeton, North Dakota, Heather King and Nicholas Adams both of Browns Valley; three grandchildren: Josephine King, Joseph James, Jr. and Leandra James; her mother: Vastana James of Browns Valley; brothers & sisters: Robert James of Rosholt, South Dakota, Darwin James of Sisseton, South Dakota, Donna James of Browns Valley, Pauline White Thunder of Rosholt, South Dakota and Charles “C.R.” James of Browns Valley; aunts, uncles, a host of other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her father: LaRue James, grandparents: Charles & Frances Kitto and Roy & Pauline James.

Funeral services for Sheila Ann James LaCroix were held on Wednesday, September 12th at 2:00 P.M. at The Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota. Father Charles Chan, Father Les Campbell, John Cloud, Reverend Enright Bighorn, Gerald Heminger Jr. and Darrel Mirreau.

Special music was provided by Joe & Kathy White, Butch Felix, The Ascension Church Choir and Billy Kohl.

Interment St. John’s Episcopal Cemetery- Lake Traverse.

An all night wake was held on Tuesday, September 11th beginning at 7:00 P.M. at the Community Center in Old Agency Village.

Honorary Casket Bearers were Lahoma King, Arlene Spider, Mary Horne, Charlotte Shepherd, Lila James, Marlene White, Sherri Jo Hansen, Dora LaCroix, Ramona Keeble, Cooter Brown, Burton & Marguerite Plant-grandpa & grandma, Bill & Joyce Kaufman-grandpa & grandma, Jamie German, Bonnie Thompson, Peggy King, Amy Haanen, Lori Dobbs-Goodheart.

Casket Bearers: Seneca Eagleman, Delbert Redwing Jr., Ricardo Fuentes, Carlos Kitto, Clement White, Larry Nerison, Leonard Shepherd, Romeo Renville and Chris Felicia Sr.

14 Guestbook Entries

  1. Jodell Crawford

    Aunty Rocky & Family. Sheila will be missed greatly. She had a warm heart, beautiful smile and a great person to make you laugh when you needed it most. I will miss her and my prayers are with you and the family. Love, Hugs & Prayers Niece Jodell & Family, Oneida, Wisconsin

  2. Regina & Shania Horn

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

  3. Rose Philbrick St. John

    To rocky and family; I wanted you to know that I will always remember growing up with your kids, coming to Uncle Charley’s place to visit, for holidays. even though it seems like we may have grown apart, I will always remember.

  4. Tammy Redday & Family

    My thougts and prayers are with all of you during this time. May Tunkansina watch over you and give you comfort.

  5. Elvonna Roach and Children

    Aunty Rocky, Darwin, C.R., Donna: You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Jodeen Crawford/Selva Lake

    Aunty Rocky & Family: Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family at this time. Sheila will be missed greatly by everyone she touched with her loving & caring ways. I will miss her laughter and her smile. She was never shy to come up and give us a hug and a smile when we saw her. Remember to rely on your Higher Power and He will guide you through your most difficult times. May the Creator continue to keep you strong and give you strength. Until we meet again Aunty ~ your neices Selva & family & Jodeen & family

  7. rae deanne lufkins

    I will always remember her smiling face and her laughter. I am so sorry she had to go like that. I will think of her always.
    Sadly missed by;
    rae deanne

  8. Josie Redday

    Sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    From Bismarck, ND
    Josie Redday and Family
    Brenda Redday and Family

  9. jamie german

    towin rocky, i was thinking about my jepashi last nite and i’m so glad that i loved her with all of my heart. she really mean’t the world to me. i know that as long as i walk this mother earth she will always be with me. and i know— doksta i will see her again some day. with love always jamie german.

  10. jamie veronica (crawford)german

    i love you sheila,take care aunty rocky and family.

  11. jennifer ortley

    This is jennifer i wanna stay i love you grandma and family , I pray that everyone is okay i know auntie is in a good place in heaven i give you all my love i will truly miss you antie shelia – love jennifer”little bob”

  12. pauline white thunder

    Only God knows how much I miss you
    There’s no one else to take your place
    Whenever I see your friends it makes me miss you and your laughter
    Every evening after work I miss our tete-a-tete.
    Most of all baby sister I miss your smile.
    Love you forever

  13. Sunny Rae Fayant

    sheila was like my second mother, growing up with her kids… she took me in when i needed her. i miss her very much, and i’m praying for her friends and family.

  14. corrine rose




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