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February 1, 1998 – Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Service Information
The Community Center, Old Agency Village, SD
Saturday, December 24, 2011
11:00 AM

Visitation Information
The Community Center, Old Agency Village, SD
December 22 & December 23, 201
7:30 PM

Shelby Lee Hopkins “Chub”, age 13, of Sisseton, SD Journeyed to the Spirit World on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 in Fargo, ND.

Shelby was born on February 1, 1998 in Sisseton, SD to Esther “Molly” (LaFromboise) and Varden Hopkins, Sr. She lived and was raised in the Peever Flats area, attended school at the Enemy Swim Day School and Tiospa Zina Tribal School. She was known as “Chub” or “Chubby” by her family and friends. Shelby loved to hang out with her family and friends and loved to make them laugh. She was always there for them when they were feeling down. She was a Washington Redskins fan and showed her love to all she knew. She will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her and she filled her family’s hearts with memories of being loved. She was outgoing and very funny and was a fan of Justin Bieber and enjoyed listening to his music.

Shelby is survived by her mother Esther “Molly” Hopkins, sisters Leanna LaFromboise, Shania LaFromboise, Sisseton, SD and Amber Hopkins, brother Varden “Chipper” Hopkins, Jr., special friend Dylan Demarrias, aunties Christine Hopkins-Ree, Sharon Flute and Valerie Paul, maternal grandmother Bonnie LaFromboise of Fergus Falls, MN and paternal grandmother Pauline Kipp of Granite Falls, MN.

Preceded in death by her father, Varden Hopkins, Sr., brothers Levi LaFromboise and Dustin LaFromboise and grandfather Tony Ross.

Casketbearers will be Varden Hopkins Jr., Lucas Free, Daniel Dumarce, Dylan DeMarrias, Terrell Haug, Peter LaFromboise Jr., James Crawford III, Troy Dumarce Jr., and Yohana Agwanga.

Honorary Casketbearers will be family and friends Latrice Wanna, Sherice Dumarce, Jamie Crawford, Monique White, Emma LoveJoy, Dennis Hopkins Jr., Johnson Hopkins, Gabby Bagola and Gabby Renville.

Funeral Services for Shelby Hopkins will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 24, 2011 at The Community Center in Old Agency Village. The Drum Group will be Dakota Nation.

All Night Wakes will be held Thursday, December 22, 2011 and Friday, December 23, 2011 beginning at 7:30 PM each night.

Shelby will be buried next to her father at Big Coulee Cemetery.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, MN assisted the family with arrangements.

7 Guestbook Entries

  1. Kayleen Huerta

    May God be with your family in this time of need. May Shelby be at rest and and peace. God Bless the family.

  2. Betty Sheldon

    My condolences at this sad time.

  3. sierra hisguns

    R.I.P. S.L.H I love you and miss so much.

  4. Mari Shepherd

    I will always remember your smile and your laugh. I love and miss you very much, Chub.

  5. Alicia Ellingson

    Shelby you will be missed very much. I will never forget your smile. You always helped me out when I needed a friend the most. Love and miss you.

  6. Jayleen White

    R.I.P Miss you Shelby Lee Hopkins 🙁

  7. Gabrielle Mae Bagola

    R.I.P, Shelby Lee Hopkins
    Dear lil sis,
    I miss you a lot and I wish you were here. My days are going hard and some days I cry! I miss you so much, Shelby, you don’t even know how much I want to see you. I cry every day about you and every day you are in my mind. I’m glad to have you there and in my heart forever and one we will see each it might not be soon but we will. I can’t wait until I see you! I remember everything we did together and I told Nia that I was here for her when she needs me. I’m always here for you and her. You guys are family to me and I’m glad that we met. I love you Shelby and miss you. Just so you know, you are always loved by your family and my family. My prayers are with you always lil sis..


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