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January 27, 1987 – Saturday, May 6, 2017

Service Information
Community Center, Old Agency Village, SD
Friday, May 12, 2017
11:00 AM

Visitation Information
Community Center, Old Agency Village, SD
See Below
Beginning at 7:30 PM

Steven John Sharpfish, age 30, of Sisseton, SD journeyed to the Spirit World on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in Sisseton, SD.

He was born on January 27, 1987 in Sisseton the son of Tracey “Rolly” Harwood and JoAnn Sharpfish.

Steven was a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate and was formerly employed at Dakota Magic Casino in Hankinson, ND as a Slot Technician/Dual Rate Supervisor. Growing up, Steven attended
Tiospa Zina Tribal School, New Effington Elementary and Sisseton Public School where he graduated in May 2005. He then moved on to the Sisseton Wahpeton College to obtain his general credits. He participated and enjoyed being involved in sports all throughout his school years but football was his favorite whether he was playing, watching or coaching. His favorite NFL team was the Buccaneers.
Steven also enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing moccasin, being with and around his uncles and family. He enjoyed every moment he could spend with his close friends/brother because it was in those days he was completely himself. He also enjoyed playing Xbox, traveling or taking road trips to see new movies, eat or to just simply get away and have fun. He and his brothers/friends were always laughing together, making dumb jokes, making fun of each other and basically living life together. Steven was a good listener as much as he was a good talker. He had a kind, gentle soul that touched so many hearts everywhere he went. He would always put his problems or anything aside just to make sure you were ok. Steven was the nicest person you could ever meet. He was like a teddy bear. He was his mom and his sister’s protector. No matter what it was, he would always be right there. Steven was one of a kind person; let his memories live on….

Steven is survived by his mother: JoAnn Sharpfish; father: Tracey “Rolly” Harwood; brothers: Anthony Patterson, Jesse Harwood and Daniel Bien Jr.; sisters: Brittany Sharpfish and Hannah DuMarce; his sons: Kendryck Sharpfish, Dante Sharpfish, TaShaun Sharpfish, Aatreyu Sharpfish, Dowan Sa Hoksina Ho Waste Eastman-Sharpfish, Steven Sharpfish Jr. and “Baby Boy”; his daughters: Lillian Bird, Della Eastman-Sharpfish and Snow Eastman-Sharpfish; two children he took as his own: Yetu and Lil’ Guy; his companion Allision Eastman; maternal grandmother: Janice DuMarce WhiteShield; maternal great-grandmother: Joanna Frenier Gill; paternal grandmother: Carol King Iron Moccasin; other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by a brother Dallas Farmer; maternal grandfather: Larry Sharpfish Sr. and maternal great-grandfather: Levi DuMarce Sr.

All-night wakes were held Wednesday, May 10 and Thursday, May 11, 2017 beginning at 7:30 each evening at the Sisseton Wahpeton Tribal Community Center in Agency Village.

Funeral Service was held Friday, May 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Sisseton Wahpeton Tribal Community Center in Agency Village. Clyde Kampeska and Darrell Mireau officiated. Drum Group was Ridge Runners.

Honorary Casket Bearers were Mitchell Maskewit, Jesse DeCoteau, Justin LaCroix, DeSean Bernard, Shaun Just, Rosie Maskewit, Jordan Gill, Erin Eastman, Jessica DuMarce, Hoksila Mallory, Travis Max Jr., Vern Red Owl, Iris Keoke, Kyrie DuMarce, All Family, Relatives and Friends.

Casket Bearers were Wayne Cloud, Buffalo DuMarce, Jarod Barse, Jenkins Cloud, Daniel Cook, Andrew Meng Sr., John DuMarce, Anthony Patterson, Darrell Quinn Jr., Anthony White, Dallas Hill and Daniel Bien Jr.

Interment at Mayasan Presbyterian Cemetery, rural Veblen, SD.

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

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Gordie Robertson

    So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my families thoughts and prayers.

  2. Candida Heminger

    Sending condolences to your family.

  3. V. Kaye Renville

    Prayers for Steven’s family.

  4. LaTisha Marie Stavick

    Prayers and condolences for Steven’s family and friends.


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