Dale Wayne Ecoffey, Sr. “Wakiyan Ob Najin,” 55, of Pine Ridge, S.D. passed away on March 18, 2019 at Pine Ridge.
Dale Wayne Ecoffey, Sr. was born on November 9, 1963 in Odell, Ore. to Paul Wayne Ecoffey, Sr., and Theresa Mae (Patton) Ecoffey. Dale made his journey to the Spirit World on March 18 in Pine Ridge.
Dale is survived by his children, Arthur Ecoffey, Sr., Theresa Ecoffey, Autumn Ecoffey, Toni Lynn Vocu, and Dale Ecoffey, Jr.; siblings, George Ecoffey, Paul “Jake” (Sharon) Ecoffey, Barton Ecoffey, Sr., Dean (Freda) Patton, and Paulette Ecoffey; grandchildren, Taysha Ecoffey, Brisayis Ecoffey, Arthur Ecoffey, Jr., Aries “Baby Barnes” Corine, Delmar Apple, Darrell Mills, III, and Annalyiah Mills; and special friend, Joanne Steele.
Dale was preceded in death by his father, Paul “Barnes” Ecoffey, Sr; mother, Theresa (Patton) Ecoffey; brother, Calvin “Sonny” Patton; paternal grandparents, Lydia (Janis) Ecoffey and Edward Ecoffey, Sr; and maternal grandparents, George Patton and Inez (Ruff) Patton.
A one night wake service started at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, March 24 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge with Rosary services starting at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Services started at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 25, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Officiating were Father Edmund Yainao, S.J. and Mr. Charles McGaa.
Traditional Lakota Services were officiated by Mr. Douglas Patton, Jr.
Burial Services were held at Holy Rosary Catholic Mission Cemetery, Pine Ridge.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.