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Herbert James Eagle Thunder
November 27, 1958 - January 6, 2020

Funeral services for Herbert James Eagle Thunder, 61, of Lower Brule, SD,
were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at the Holy Comforter Episcopal
Church Hall of Lower Brule, SD.
Wake services were held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at the Holy
Comforter Episcopal Church Hall of Lower Brule, SD.
Burial was at the Holy Comforter Episcopal Cemetery of Lower Brule, SD.
Herbert James Eagle Thunder, Wakinyan Wambli, made his journey to
the SpiritWorld on Jan. 6, 2020, from his home in Lower Brule, SD, at the
age of 61.
Herbert James Eagle Thunder, Wakinyan Wambli, was born Nov. 27,
1958, at Community Bailey Hospital of Chamberlain, SD, to William T.
Eagle Thunder and Fern E. Stricker.
He was a polite, respected, caring and generous man.
He enjoyed his conversations and visits with his takojas.
He truly loved his Lakota ways in life and he enjoyed singing at the drum
whenever he had an opportunity to do so. He always talked about his
Lakota teachings from his Lala Thomas, Uncis,Madeline andAnnie, Leski
Arthur and his Ina/mom.
Herb was also known as “Swampy” to his friends.
He loved basketball and football, especially the Celtics and Vikings.
He was a wise and insightful man who gave us good advice.
Grateful for having shared his life are his son, CetanWakita Eagle Thunder; his takojas, TheresaWind of Rosebud, SD, Treymaine Eagle Thunder-Algers of Sioux Falls, SD, Jamison Jerome Eagle Thunder of Sioux City,
Iowa, Delmer Smith of Lower Brule, SD, and Kray Fire Cloud of Lower
Brule, SD; a half-brother, Marlin Greenwood of Springfield, SD; two sisters, Rachel LaRoche and Shirley Crane of Lower Brule, SD, and several
grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William T. Eagle Thunder and
Fern E. Stricker; maternal and paternal grandparents; two sisters, Inez and
Barbara; two brothers, Elmer and Billy; his beloved daughter, JaimeeMarie
Eagle Thunder – Wicahpi Ioyoyapan and special uncle, Arthur G. Eagle
Thunder.
Hickey Funeral Chapel of Chamberlain, SD, was in charge of arrangements.
The obituary may be seen at www.hickeyfuneralchapel.com.