Edward Louis Vocu Jr. was born March 12, 1986, in Rapid City, S.D., to Edward L. Vocu Sr. and Roberta O’Rourke. Edward, 33, of Rapid City, made his journey to the Spirit World on September 26, 2019, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City.
Edward Jr. is survived by his mother, Roberta (Lester Larvie) O’Rourke of Rapid City, SD; children, Isabella Vocu, Bailey Vocu, and Danilo Vocu all of Rapid City, SD; significant other, Amy Schrenk of Rapid City, SD; siblings, Louis Vocu of Kyle, SD, Melissa Vocu of Rapid City, SD, Lauren (Romeo) Martinez of Worthington, MN, and Katrina Vocu of Bozeman, MT; uncles, Ray O’Rourke of Pine Ridge, SD, Loren Two Crow, Dean Two Crow, and Dale Vocu all of Kyle, SD, and Donnie Vocu of Sidney, NE; aunts, Carol Ferguson, Marie Vocu, Theresa Vocu, and Lori Vocu all of Kyle, SD; nieces, Aliya Dupris, Aja Ortiz, Ariley Ortiz, Shammay Ortiz, Levaya Martinez, and Eleesa Martinez; and nephew, Shammuel Ortiz.
Edward was preceded in death by his father, Edward L. Vocu, Sr; grandparents, Helen and Melvin Vocu, Sherline Two Crow, and Robert O’Rourke; great grandparents, Francis and Lucy Two Crow; and aunts, Wildean Yellow Horse and Connie Vocu.
Pallbearers will be Marcus Salway, Tony Running Shield, Cole Returns, Randy Dupris, Maurice Vocu, Romeo Guevara-Esquivel, Devaughn Pearson, and Nick Thome.
Honorary pallbearers will be all friends and relatives
Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Friday, October 4, 2019 at the Little Wound School Gym Small Gym in Kyle, SD with prayer services starting at 7:00 PM at the school.
Funeral Services: 1:00 PM, Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Little Wound School Small Gym in Kyle, SD
Officiating: Father Ron Seminara, S.J.
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Sheldon Two Crow
Graveside Services: Vocu Family Cemetery, Three Mile Creek, Kyle, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD