Rutiaga, Eileen

Eileen Kathy Rutiaga, 52, of Pine Ridge, S.D., passed away December 10, 2017, in Pine Ridge.

Eileen Kathy Rutiaga was born on February 15, 1965, in Pine Ridge, to Virgil Hawk Wing, Sr. and Irma No Moccasin. Eileen passed away on December 10, 2017, at her home in Pine Ridge.

Eileen is survived by her children, Sundance Byrd, Gordon, Neb., Maria Janis and Angelo (Chico) Morales both of Pine Ridge, Augustina Thurman and Christina Larson both of Sioux Falls, and Shanta Romero, Loveland, Colo.; step-sisters, Darlene Hawk Wing, Vanessa Hawk Wing, Mikayla Hawk Wing, and Andrea Hawk Wing all of Wounded Knee; brother, Virgil Hawk Wing, Jr., Wounded Knee; and grandchildren, Camryn Two Bulls, Damon Two Bulls, Hunter Hagle, Kane Byrd, Christopher Morales, Xavier Janis, Riley Janis, Kyrie Janis, Angelo Morales, Trinity Morales, Mercedes Morales, Darian Rosales, Kenaan Morales, and Tyler Leftwich.

Eileen was preceded in death by her parents, Irma No Moccasin and Virgil Hawk Wing, Sr.; son, Joey Morales; and grandparents, Noah and Virginia Bear Robe.

Visitation services were held from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 15, at the City of Gordon Auditorium in Gordon.

Funeral services began at 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 15, at the City of Gordon Auditorium in Gordon, with Pastor Don Mink officiating.

Burial services were held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, December 15, at the Gordon City Cemetery in Gordon.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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