Little Hawk, Cecil Sr.

Cecil Charles Little Hawk, Sr. “Cetan Cikala”, 88, of Calico, S.D., passed away April 5, 2017, in Pine Ridge.

He was a veteran in the US Army.

Cecil Charles Little Hawk, Sr. was born on September 27, 1928, at home in Allen, to Charles and Ellaria (Sierra) Little Hawk. Cecil made his journey to the Spirit World on April 5, 2017, at the Pine Ridge I.H.S. Hospital in Pine Ridge.

Cecil is survived by his son, Cecil (Mary) Little Hawk, Jr., Calico; daughters, Loretta Little Hawk, Calico, and Jane (Dan) Rodriguez, Pine Ridge; brothers, Stanley Little Hawk, Sr. and Charles Severiano Little Hawk both of Calico; sisters, Violet Little Hawk-Alford, Pine Ridge, and Bessie Little Hawk-Waters, Calico; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Cecil was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ellaria(Sierra) Little Hawk; wife, Leona Poor Bear-Little Hawk; children, Duane Herman Little Hawk and Evelyn Emily Little Hawk; brothers, Herman Little Hawk, Richard Little Hawk, Sr., Peter Little Hawk, and Lawrence Little Hawk; sisters, Bessie Little Hawk and Semona Little Hawk; and grandchildren, Deanna Little Hawk, April Little Hawk, Johnny Joseph Rodriguez, and Maka Mani Rodriguez.

A two night wake service will begin at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 14, at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, with Reverend Harold Eagle Bull and Reverend Rhoda Mesteth officiating and Mr. Chris Brooks performing the traditional Lakota service.

Burial services will be held at the Advent Cemetery in Calico.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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