Vine Vincent White Face was born on September 8, 1952 in Pine Ridge, S.D., to Melvin White Face and Lucille (Bear Robe) White Face. Vine, 66, of Porcupine, made his journey to the Spirit World on May 22, 2019 at the Hospice of the Hills in Rapid City, SD.
Vine is survived by his uncle, Bernard White Face of Porcupine, SD; brother, Duane White Face of Yankton, SD; adopted mother, Fern Simmons of Rolla, ND; cousins, Charity White Face, Kathy (Wayne) High Hawk, Violet Bear Runner & family, the Yellow Cloud Family, and Lorraine White Face, all of Porcupine, SD, and Geraldine Little Boy of Kyle, SD; aunts, Bernice Black Bear & family of Wounded Knee, SD, Bernice White Hawk of Manderson, SD, and Pansy Hawk Wing & family of Rapid City, SD; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Vine was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin & Lucille White Face; siblings, Cecil M. White Face, Joseph R. White Face and Suzanna White Face; uncle, Isaac White Face; and grandparents, Joseph White Face, Jessie (Ghost Bear) White Face and William Bear Robe.
Pallbearers will be: Gary High Hawk, Miguel “Angelo” Marrufo, Kevin White Face, Deo White Face, Bill Broken Leg, Emmanuel Swick, Lloyd Helper, and Ken Richards, Jr.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: Best Friend: Bob Lakota, White Face Family, Eagle Hawk Family, All of his Kola’s at Big Bat’s, Paul Straubel, Students at Mahokum Bible School, Hand of Faith Ministry, and All Friends & Relatives.
Wake Service: One night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Monday, May 27, 2019 at the Fr. Pauly Hall in Porcupine, SD with evening prayers starting at 7:00 PM.
Funeral Service: 10:30 AM, Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at the Fr. Pauly Hall in Porcupine, SD
Officiating: Pastor Ken Trivette, Pastor Joe Cross and Pastor David Lays Bad
Burial Services: St. Julia’s Episcopal Cemetery, Porcupine, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD