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August 19, 1969 – Friday, April 9, 2010

Service Information
The Community Center, Old Agency Village
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
10:00 A.M.

Visitation Information

Tyra Lee Keeble, “Ohino Kage Elo Cogage Wiyan” – (Makes Room In Lodge Woman) age 40, of Sisseton, South Dakota died from injuries she received in a one vehicle rollover on late Friday, April 9, 2010.

Tyra Lee Keeble was born on August 19, 1969 in Sisseton, South Dakota to Tyrone Keeble and Mary Blackthunder Keeble.

Tyra was a life long resident of South Dakota, with brief stays in Montana, Wyoming, Kansas, and Arizona.

Tyra’s education included Job Corps in Anaconda, MT; Lake Area Technical Institute, Watertown, SD; and Sisseton-Wahpeton Community College where she obtained an Associate of Arts Degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling.

Tyra’s work experiences included being a Teacher’s Aide at Tiospa Zina Tribal School, a lab technician at IHS, Schultz Food Processing, Cashier at Dakota Connection C-Store and Cashier/Hostess at Dakota Magic Casino.

Tyra enjoyed music, reading, being outdoors, playing chess, whist, and dominos. She was very much a “people-person”, always laughing, and with a smile! She loved spending time with her family and friends.

Tyra was also one of the most kind hearted people you could ever meet. She was always happy with a care free loving spirit. She never did have to think about giving a helping hand to those in need, she just did!

She is survived and will greatly be missed by three children; Adam Andrew Renville, Zachary Jon White, and Ronni Louise Keeble; her Mother: Mary Louise Keeble; siblings Rose Burnett, Philip “Cujo” Keeble, Kristie Keeble, Shawn Stokes, and Holly Keeble; many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Tyra was preceded in death by her father Tyrone Keeble, a sister Brenda Keeble, paternal grandparents Wallace and Esther Keeble, and maternal grandparents Elijah and Thelma Blackthunder.

Funeral services for Tyra Keeble will be held on Tuesday, April 13th at 10:00 A.M. at The Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota. John Cloud will officiate. Interment will follow at The Tribal Traditional Burial Grounds.

Drum Group will be “Cook Boys”.

An all night wake will be held TODAY Monday, April 12th beginning at 7:00 P.M. at The Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be Brent Blackthunder, Lori Wabnum, Autumn White, Evette Maskwits, Sheila Bird, Patty DuMarce, Darlena Jones and Stephanie Keeble.

Casket Bearers: Coke Jones, Mike Dorsch, Rick Blackthunder, Randy White, Billy Bird, Craig Blackthunder, Eddie Blackthunder and Donavan Keeble.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

9 Guestbook Entries

  1. Sheila Ironheart

    Mary and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  2. Karen Goodhart

    Dear Mary and Family,
    My deepest sympathy to all of you in the loss of Tyra.

  3. Francis M. Simon

    Mary & Family,
    I am sorry for your loss. Tyra was a wonderful person; she always had a smile & a kind word whenever I saw her. May the Holy Spirit comfort each of you in your time of loss.

  4. Maria Walking Eagle

    My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Tyra. I met Tyra in Kansas when we both attended the Kickapoo Nation School. The two South Dakota girls in Kansas. She will be greatly missed.

  5. Jody LaFontaine & Family

    My deepest sympathy to the family and children of Tyra. Our prayers are with all of you.

  6. Marla DuMarce Raffety

    Mary and Family,
    I worked with Tyra at Dakota Magic Casino 7 Fires Grille and she was such a beautiful person to work with and we will miss her very much. She always had a smile for fellow co-workers and for the customers.

  7. Cesly Dumarce

    *Rest In Peace*

  8. Ronni Keeble

    We love you, Mom!
    Miss you so much!
    -Life isn’t going to be the same.

  9. Ronni Keeble

    We love you, Mom!
    Miss you so much!
    -Life isn’t going to be the same.


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