Curtiss D. Pourier “Ho Tanka Nanwica Kciji” (Loud Voice Defends Them), 66, of Porcupine, S.D., passed away September 4, 2018, in Sioux Falls.
Curtiss was a veteran of the US Army.
Curtiss D. Pourier, “Ho Tanka Nanwica Kciji” was born on January 29, 1952, in Pine Ridge, to Hobert and Olivia (Black Elk) Pourier. Curtiss made his journey to the Spirit World on September 4, 2018 at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Curtiss is survived by his children, Myron Pourier, Sr., Curt Pourier, Jr., Cody Pourier, Angeline Barreno, Cash Pourier, Sr., Natalie Pourier, Richard Christensen, and Wiley Pourier; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Lester Pourier, Duane Pourier, and Delbert Pourier; and sisters, Edna Pilcher, Lavonne Pourier-Richards, Deanna Pourier, and Phyllis Pourier.
Curtiss was preceded in death by his parents, Hobert and Olivia (Black Elk) Pourier; brothers, Cecil Pourier, Clarence Pourier, and Dennis Pourier; sister, Carol Pourier-Jacobs, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A one night wake service started at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 11, at the Rockyford School Gymnasium.
Rosary services began at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 11, at the Rockyford School Gymnasium with Military Roll Call and Oglala Sioux Tribe Parks and Recreation Roll Call immediately following.
Mass of Christian Burial began at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 12, at the Rockyford School Gymnasium with Father Edmund Yainao, S.J. officiating and Mr. Jerome LeBeau and Mr. Aaron DeSersa performing the traditional Lakota service.
Burial services were held at the Pourier-Black Elk Family Cemetery, Rockyford.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.