Jason Wayne Traversie, 44, was born on September 22, 1973, in Abilene, Kan., to Jake K. Traversie and adoptive mother, Sharon Appleman-Collins. Jason passed away on May 2, 2018, at his home in Box Elder, S.D.
Jason is survived by his birth mother, Kathy Tolson, of Florida; children, Joshua Traversie, Salina, Kan., Khamelya Traversie, Sturgis, Austin Swanson, of Texas, and Chance and Leland Paklin, both of Sturgis; sisters, LaDonna (Harrison) No Neck, Porcupine, Valerie Smith, of Florida, Valentina Traversie, Lead, and Simoine Traversie, Eagle Butte; brother, Parry Traversie, Porcupine, companion, Amanda Whitney, Box Elder; numerous nieces and nephews; and numerous grand-nieces and nephews.
Jason was preceded in death by his father, Jake K. Traversie; adoptive mother, Sharon Appleman-Collins; brother, Anthony Traversie; and son, Jayden.
A one night wake service started at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 8, at the Kyle Community Church in Kyle.
Funeral Services were held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 9, at the Kyle Community Church in Kyle, with Pastor Eric Sutton officiating. Burial was at St. Paul’s Catholic Cemetery, Porcupine.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.