Rodriguez, Andrea

Andrez “Andy” Joseph Rodriguez, Jr., 72, of Rapid City, S.D., passed away March 25, 2018, at the Fort Meade VA Medical Center in Sturgis.

He was a veteran of the US Navy.

Andrez “Andy” Joseph Rodriguez, Jr. was born on August 7, 1945, to Andrez, Sr. and Leona (Fire Thunder) Rodriguez in Rapid City. Andrez made his journey to the Spirit World on March 25, 2018, at the Fort Meade VA Medical Center in Sturgis.

Andy is survived by his children, Tony (Lorie) Rodriguez, Mark Rodriguez, and Lisa Rodriguez all of Rapid City; siblings, Cecil (Connie) Rodriguez, Deer Park, Wash., Marlene Rodriguez, Big Springs, Texas, Deborah (Leon) Peltier, Spokane, Wash., Carmen Janis, Everett, Wash., Benny (Venus) Rodriguez, Rapid City, Raymond (Nikki) Rodriguez, Hayward, Calif., Beto (Ruth) Rodriguez, Rapid City, Andrea (Tom) Looker, Everett, and Charles (Miranda) Rodriguez, Spokane; uncle, Theodore Siers, Sr., Pine Ridge; and numerous grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Andy was preceded in death by his parents, Andrez, Sr. and Leona (Fire Thunder) Rodriguez; brothers, Jim Rodriguez and Lloyd Fire Thunder; niece, Leona Janis; and nephew, Joshua Janis.

A one night wake service started at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, March 29, at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, with prayer services at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday evening in the hall.

Funeral services began at 9:00 a.m., Friday, March 30, at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, with Sister Barb Bogenschutz officiating.

Burial services were held at 12:00 p.m., Friday, March 30, at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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