Marlena LaNae Thunder Horse
December 14, 1996 - January 14, 2020

​Funeral services for Marlena “Lena” LaNae Thunder Horse, “Wica’h’pi’ob’oti’ Win,” 23, of Fort Thompson, SD, were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at Diamond Willow Ministries of Fort Thompson, SD,
with Reverend Rod Vaughn officiating.
Wake services were held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at Diamond Willow Ministries of Fort Thompson, SD.
Burial was at Immaculate Conception Cemetery of Stephan, SD.
Marlena “Lena” LaNae Thunder Horse, “Wica’h’pi’ob’oti’Win,” died Jan. 14, 2020.
Marlena “Lena” LaNae Thunder Horse, “Wica’h’pi’ob’oti’Win,” was born Dec. 14, 1996, to Tracy Thunder Horse and Royce Howe, both of Fort Thompson, SD.
She attended school at St. Joseph’s Indian School of Chamberlain, SD, up until her freshman year, then transferred to Crow Creek at Stephan, SD.
She then moved to Sioux Falls, SD, for a few years after high school.
Marlena “Lena” was a beautiful mother of two boys, Andre Kingston, age two, and Abdul Lucas Salom, age four. She was a great mother and did her best to provide and care for both of her sons.
Grateful for having shared her life are her two sons, Abdul Lucas Salom and Andre Kingston; a sister, Megan Middletent and husband, Kyal of Lower Brule, SD; four brothers, Claye Thunder Horse and Tracy of Oglala,
SD, Royce Howe, Jr., Koy Curley of Stephan, SD, and Terry Curley of Pennsylvania; her mother, Tracie Thunder Horse of Fort Thompson, SD; her father, Royce Howe, Sr. and wife, Virginia of Stephan, SD, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her great grandma, Sophie Archambeau; her maternal grandmother, Judy Dog Soldier; her maternal grandfather, Charles Thunder Horse and her paternal grandmother, Helena Harrison Spider.
Hickey Funeral Chapel of Chamberlain, SD, was in charge of arrangements.
The obituary may be seen at

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