August 4, 1984 – July 15, 2020
Wakinyan “Rocky” Zuniga, age 35, of Minneapolis journeyed to the Spirit World on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at his residence.
He was born on August 4, 1984 in Gordon, Nebraska the son of George Zuniga Jr. and Claudia LaPointe-Zuniga.
He graduated High School at the age of 16 and went on to College. Rocky received his Early Childhood Developmental Degree.
While in High School, he played basketball. Rocky enjoyed basketball video games too.
He loved following The Boston Celtics and The Boston Red Sox. Rocky was also an avid Minnesota Vikings fan.
He loved his daughters! Rocky always had special “Date Nights” for them (Daddy/Daughter Days).
He had a great sense of humor.
Survived by his four daughters: Analicia Zuniga, Maria Zuniga, Milla Zuniga and Lilah Zuniga; mother of his children fiancé Amanda Toulou and mother of his other children: Leacha Holmes; step children: Veronica Sanchez, Jose, Victor, and Ernesto Rodriquez; his mother: Claudia Zuniga of Eagle Butte, South Dakota; step grandsons: Xavier Aly-Sanchez and Amirra Rodriguez; siblings: George Zuniga III of California, Zerelda Walks Out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Frank Zuniga of Duluth, Minnesota, James LaPointe of WolfCreek, South Dakota, Sheldon LaPointe of Rapid City, South Dakota, Lita Zuniga of Rio Rancho, New Mexico,Tami LaPointe of WolfCreek, South Dakota, Hunka Sister (adopted) RoseMarie Roberts of Minneapolis, Minnesota; many other relatives and friends.
Also survived by Nieces: Danica, Angelina, LaRaya, Shirley, Erica and Priscilla, Nephews: Nathan, Darius, Myron, Lorenzo, Xavier, Logan and Tyler and Great Nephew Taylor.
Preceded in death by his father George Zuniga Jr., sisters Sheree Zuniga Linda Zuniga and Avis LoPointe, paternal grandparents George and Annabelle Osuna Zuniga Sr., maternal grandparents Claude and Effie LaPointe, adopted brothers “Mikey Boy” Demo Sr. and Baby Dale English and by a nephew Trinidad Flores, uncles Weldon and Frank LaPointe and Ken Standing Soldier and by an aunt Henrietta Two Bulls.
Services Monday, July 20th, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. at Rocky’s residence in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
TRADITIONAL LAKOTA SERVICES by Jerry Dearly
HONORARY PALLBEARERS will be Heart of The Earth Survival School Class of 2001, Deb Lund & Baby Space Co-Workers, Tom & Dawn Lanagan, Joleen Jones, Linda Ruis, Barbara – Evelyn Zuniga, San Diego, California, Brenda Red Bull of Ogala, South Dakota, Beth Red Bull of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Adelle Red Bull of Red Scaffold, South Dakota, Angie Roan Eagle of Oglala, South Dakota, Nora RoanEagle of Rapid City, South Dakota, Barb DullKnife of Oglala, South Dakota, Annie Mills of St. Paul, Minnesota, Linda YellowHorse of Oglala, South Dakota, Cecelia LaPointe of WolfCreek, South Dakota, James-Wakinyan-Ohitika-Maste RedBull of Coolidge, Arizona, Alan YellowHorse Sr. & family of Oglala, South Dakota, Calvin-Alta YellowHorse Sr. & family of Ft. Duchesne, Utah, Verdell-Clair BearSavesLife & families of Oglala, South Dakota, Perry Crow & boys of Oglala, South Dakota, Cam Stoldt of Oglala, South Dakota, John “Spanky” Stoldt of Rapid City, South Dakota, Pat Jr.-Johnny-HankCrow of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Steve SlowBear, Israel Mills of St. Paul, Minnesota, JoJo Roberts, baby Muck-Wa Roberts Jr., Migizi Roberts, Mikey Demo Jr, James Demo, Ashley Haro, Ralph Rodruguez, Edward Rodriguez Jr. all of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Travis Roan Eagle of Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Pall Bearers will be
Curtis Jackson Roger RoanEagle Jr.
Isaac St. Clair Muck-Wa Roberts Sr.
Eddie Roberts Jr. Tony Bigsmoke
Bobby Blanchard KC (Will Henderson Sr.)
“Hoka Hey Singers”