Patrick Eugene Nelson, 68, of Rapid City, S.D., passed away February 4, 2018, in Rapid City.
Patrick Eugene Nelson was born on January 5, 1950, in Alliance, Neb. to Delbert Nelson and Amelia Molly (DuBray) Nelson. Patrick made his journey to the Spirit World on February 4, 2018, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City.
Patrick is survived by his children, Eli Nelson, Richmond, VA and Missy Nelson, Portland, Ore.; sister, Sally Jane Nelson-Bohdan, Rapid City; hunka children, Joshua Nelson, Louis Iron Cloud, Jamie Prue, and Shawn Mousseaux all of Rapid City; Xavier Buckley, Pine Ridge, David Arguello, Jr., Denver, Colo., and Donald DuBray and April DuBray both of Allen; hunka brothers, Keith Thomas, Rapid City, and Mike McCloud, Switzerland; aunts, Ramona Nelson-Tallman, Allen, Gina Arguello, Aurora, Colo., and Marcella Iron Cloud, Rapid City; uncles, Chester Standing Bear, Pine Ridge, Art Zimiga, Bob Zimiga, and Charles Zimiga all of Rapid City, and Sam DuBray, Allen; brother-in-law, Joe Bohdan, Rapid City; nephew, Joshua Nelson whom Patrick helped raised; and relatives of the Tallman Family, Longman Family, Black Horse Family, DuBray Family, Iron Cloud Family, Petes Family, Prue Family, Twiss Family, and the Arguello Family.
Patrick was preceded in death by his parents, Delbert and Amelia Nelson; sister, Dorrine May Nelson; grandparents, Eugene DuBray, Eva Hawkins, Pat and Sally Little Hoop-Nelson; and great-great-grandfather, Chief Oliver Red Cloud.
A one night wake service started at 6:00 p.m., Friday, February 9, at the Allen CAP Office in Allen.
Funeral services began at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 10, at the Allen CAP Office in Allen, with Mr. Steve DuBray and Mr. Alvin Iron Cloud performing the Traditional Lakota service.
Burial services were held at the Inestimable Gift Episcopal Cemetery, Allen.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.