Norman Dale Thompson, Sr.
February 28, 1948 – October 10, 2020
Funeral services for Norman Dale Thompson, Sr., 72, of Fort Thompson, SD, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at Diamond Willow Ministries of Fort Thompson, SD.
Wake services were held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at Diamond Willow Ministries of Fort Thompson, SD.
Burial was at St. John’s Episcopal Cemetery of Crow Creek, SD.
Norman Dale Thompson, Sr. died Oct. 10, 2020, at Sanford University of South Dakota Medical Center of Sioux Falls, SD.
Norman Dale Thompson, Sr. was born Feb. 28, 1948, at Rosebud, SD, to Melvin and Amanda Thompson.
He was the seventh child of 14 brothers and sisters.
Norman gave 30 years of his life to the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, holding various positions including council member.
After retirement, he enjoyed being a member of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Constitution and Bylaws Revision Committee and the Law and Order Revision Committee.
Norman’s legacy was his “little tribe” – his family. He held many titles in life including but not limited to son, brother, daddy, uncle, grandpa, Great Papa and friend.
He carried his titles proudly and took every chance he could to boast about his love within them. His “favorites” know who they are.
He will be most remembered for being a family man and his willingness to help those around him when called upon.
“Always pray. Do more than the average person. Aim to achieve more than the generations before you.”
Grateful for having shared his life are his children, Deana Thompson, Norman Thompson, Jr., Scott Behrands, Dale Haukaas, Nadine Haukaas and Tanya Pearman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Amanda Thompson and his siblings, Tommy Thompson, Avery Thompson, Sr. and Harold Thompson, Sr.
Hickey Funeral Chapel of Chamberlain, SD, was in charge of arrangements.
The obituary may be seen at www.hickeyfuneralchapel.com.