Swift Hawk, Jeremiah

Jeremiah Leroy Swift Hawk, 4, of Pine Ridge, S.D., passed away March 31, 2017, in Sioux Falls.

Jeremiah Leroy Swift Hawk was born on February 5, 2013, in Pine Ridge, to Wilbur Swift Hawk and Misty Buckman. Jeremiah made his journey to the Spirit World on March 31, 2017, at the Sanford USD Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Jeremiah is survived by his parents, Wilbur Swift Hawk and Misty Buckman, Pine Ridge; brothers, Jesse Swift Hawk and Xavier Buckman both of Pine Ridge; grandparents, Cecelia Kills Small, Wolf Creek, Ollie Big Crow, Pine Ridge, and Gerold Swift Hawk, Spring Creek; great-grandmother, Nellie Buckman, Pine Ridge; aunts and uncles, Billie Jo (Richard) Greenwald, Jolene (Charles) Pourier, Joyce (Dusty) Whirlwind Horse, Jade (Kyle Brings Plenty) Buckman, Clifford (Mary Red Hawk) Buckman, Vernon Buckman, Timothy Buckman, and Herb Big Crow, Jr. all of Pine Ridge; Autumn (Terrance) Little Moon, Wolf Creek; Tia Big Crow, Fort Lee, VA; John Swift Hawk, Lloyd Big Crow, and Corina Sitting Bear all of Rapid City; and Jenny Andrews, West Palm Beach, Fla.

Jeremiah was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Clifford Buckman and Herb Big Crow, Sr; great-grandparents, Christine Makes Shine, Cornelius Kills Small, Earl and Edna Swift Hawk, James and Marcella Big Crow, and Vernon Buckman; and aunt, Angel Buckman.

A two night wake service starting at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, April 6, at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, with Rosary services at 7:00 p.m., Friday, April 7, also at Billy Mills Hall.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 8, at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, with Father Peter Klink, S.J. and Mr. Charles McGaa officiating and Mr. Rick Grey Grass and Mr. Henry Quick Bear performing the traditional Lakota service.

Burial services will be at the Wolf Creek Community Cemetery in Wolf Creek.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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