Kills Straight, Birgil

Birgil Louie Kills Straight “Tokala Tokeya Ku,” 78, of Kyle, S.D. passed away on February 10, 2019 at Kyle.

He was a veteran of the United States Army.

Birgil Louie Kills Straight “Tokala Tokeya Ku” was born on September 20, 1940 at home in Kyle to William Kills Straight and Lucy White Lance.  Birgil made his journey to the Spirit World on February 10 at his home in Kyle.

Birgil is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ethel Little Whiteman-Kills Straight; children, Ann Apple, Marie Apple, Carol Apple, Marvin Apple, George Apple, Angie White Lance, and Richard Apple; hunka children, Tiffany Brave, Monique Kills Warrior, Helene Stilson-Red Owl, Cecelia Haas, Alton Mesteth, Laban “Misun” Red Owl, Mark W. Apple, Ryan Running Shield, Tanner Albers, Charlie Archambault, Terry Little Whiteman, Chuck Jacobs, Chad Brunsch, Paris Brown, Hawkeye Montileaux, Scott Roy, and Dave Archambault, II, and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Birgil was preceded in death by his mother, Lucy White Lance-Kills Straight; father, William Kills Straight; brother, Eugene Kills Straight; and sisters, Hazel, Doris, and Winnadel Kills Straight.

Two night wake services started at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 16 at the Little Wound School High School Gym in Kyle.

Funeral Services started at 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 18 at the Little Wound School Gym.

Horseback riders met on top of the hill by the Lakota Express building outside of Kyle at 1:30 p.m. Saturday to lead the funeral procession into Kyle.

Traditional Lakota Services were officiated by Mr. Mikey Peters and Mr. George Apple.

Burial Services were held at Lakota Freedom Veterans Cemetery, Kyle.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests a memorial scholarship be created at Lakota Federal Credit Union in Kyle to assist high school graduates with college. Questions can be directed to

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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