Thomas Victor Shangreau was born August 10, 1952, in Alliance, Neb., to Hazel Margaret Randall and William Fred Shangreaux. Thomas, 67, made his journey to the Spirit World on October 14, 2019, at his home in Rapid City, SD.
Thomas attended St. Paul’s Indian School and graduated from Santa Fe School of Art in 1970 in Santa Fe, NM. He attended Black Hills College and completed Iron Worker’s Training in Chicago, IL. Thomas lived and worked in the following state: Oregon, Colorado, Minnesota, Illinois, Florida, and South Dakota. His last place of residence was in Rapid City, SD. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus and sang in the choirs at St. Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis, MN. As an uncle he was very compassionate and was always willing to help when he was able.
Thomas is survived by his siblings, Geraldine Shangreaux, Rita Shangreaux, Leona Richards, and Barbara Ann Smith; and his longtime friend, Jan Walters.
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Hazel Randall and Fred Shangreaux; siblings, Franklin Little Killer, Deloris Standing Soldier, Mabel Lee Shangreaux-Costello, Lincoln and Charity Shangreau.
Pallbearers will be Rudolph Richards, Ralph Richards, Malcolm McDonough, Randy Rubio, Reginald Little Killer, and Michael Standing Soldier.
Honorary pallbearers will be all friends & relatives.
Memorial Services: 10:00 AM, Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Woyatan Lutheran Church in Rapid City, SD
Officiating: Minister Jonathan Old Horse
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Merle Left Hand Bull
Graveside Services: Private services will be held at a later date
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD