Calvin “Butch” Leroy Stands “Wanbli Kinyan” (Flying Eagle), 79, of Pine Ridge, S.D., passed away August 3, 2018, at the Oglala Sioux Lakota Nursing Home in Rushville, Neb.
He was a veteran of the US Navy.
Calvin “Butch” Leroy Stands, “Wanbli Kinyan” was born on March 11, 1939, in Pine Ridge, to Daniel G. Stands, Sr. and Monica (Irving) Stands. Calvin made his journey to the Spirit World on August 3, 2018, at the Oglala Sioux Lakota Nursing Home near White Clay.
Calvin is survived is survived by his uncle, Seth Irving, Albuquerque, N.M.; brother, Vernon Stands, Rapid City; daughters, Leslie Trueblood, Fort Riley, Kan., Virginia Trueblood, Darla Trueblood, Jeannie Trueblood, Jeanette Trueblood, and Valaura Trueblood all of Pine Ridge; son, Daniel Trueblood, Rapid City; 23 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren.
Calvin was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel, Sr. and Monica Stands; brothers, Daniel Stands, Jr., Francis Irving, and Duane Stands; sisters, Stella Irving and Illa Red Owl; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A one night wake service started at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 7, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, with Rosary services at 7:00 p.m. with Military Roll Call.
Mass of Christian Burial began at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 8, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, with Father Peter Klink, S.J. and Father Edmund Yainao, S.J. officiating.
Burial services were held at the Holy Rosary Mission Catholic Cemetery, Pine Ridge.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.