Patrick Gilbert Pumpkin Seed was born April 7, 1941, in Hay Springs, Neb., to Leroy Pumpkin Seed Sr. and Winona (Shott) Pumpkin Seed. Patrick, 78, made his journey to the Spirit World on October 11, 2019, at his home in Wounded Knee. He was a veteran of the United States Army.
Patrick is survived by his daughters, Winona (Chuck) Pumpkin Seed-Ross of Wounded Knee, SD and adopted daughter, Connie Ten Fingers of Oglala, SD; adopted son, Frank Jealous of Him of Wounded Knee, SD; grandchildren, Jonathan Ross, Duane Ross III, Davante Ross, Donte White Bear Claws, Leland White Bear Claws, Jessica (Jesus) Pumpkin Seed-Navarro, Cheley Yazzie, Jason Pumpkin Seed, Justina Bagola, Eliza Jo Chase Alone, Azaelia Chase Alone, Dwayne Chase Alone, Ryan Ross, Jon & Cassandra Ross, Larissa Ross, Tiana & Aiden Eagle Elk, Chelsea Ross, Brylee, Honest, & Susie Ross, Sidney Jealous of Him, Franklin Jealous of Him, Jr., and Darilyn Jealous of Him; step-children, Wesley Little Hawk, Diane Little Hawk, & Gary Little Hawk, Sr.; sisters, Sharon Respects Nothing, Beverly Running Bear, Phyllis Shott, Doris Respects Nothing, Geri Respects Nothing, Audrey Respects Nothing, Bernadine Rowland, Cleo LaDeaux, Tony Shott, Pete & Susie Turja, Deloris Turja, Gloria White Butterfly, Carol White Butterfly, and Rita White Butterfly; and special aunt, Georgianna Shott.
Patrick was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy, Sr. and Winona (Shott) Pumpkin Seed; daughter, Amanda Pumpkin Seed; and brother, Leroy Pumpkin Seed, Jr.
Pallbearers will be Calvin Brown Bear, Roger Running Bear, Jr., Jonathan Ross, Duane Ross III, Leland White Bear Claws, Sidney Jealous of Him, Fransis Poor Bear, Dwayne Chase Alone, and Jesus Navarro.
Honorary pallbearers will be OLC Elderly Board, OSRWSS Elderly Board, NA/AA Board, Ken Stands, Gilderslive Family, LinCare, Fred Stands, Carlos Ramaro, Fred Colhoff, Lillian Fire Thunder, Tom Casey, Fern Apple, Wayne Bagola, William Billy Quijas, Dave Brings Plenty, Sr., Enoch Brings Plenty, John Gibbons, Rick Two Dogs, Lynn Cross Dog, Hugo Hillman, Bruce Pipe on Head, Rusty Engersicer, Brother Mike Zimmerman, Vern Roubideaux, Lavern Yankton, Brother Bill Foster, Benji Kelly, Clay Leonard, Roger White Eyes, Marjorie Bettelyoun, Walter Little Moon, T. Diane Smith, Barbara Hunska, Brian Brave, Sr., Bill & Barb Tuma, Leonard Chase Alone, Dani Steele, Jackson Iron Horse, Rodney White Bear Claws, Bob & Vicki Pizano, Darla Black, Geraldine Fire Thunder, Josh Steele, John Boy Steele, Chet Steele, Shane Starr, Richard Ross, Chandler Ross, Gregg Ross & Family, Billy Jumping Eagle & Family, Phillip Jumping Eagle & Family, Pinky’s Store, Pinky Clifford & Family, Heather Poor Bear & Family, Frank Poor Bear, Sr. & Family, and All Friends & Relatives.
Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at the Tekakwitha Hall in Manderson, SD with evening services starting at 7:00 PM and Military Roll Call at 9:00 PM.
Funeral Services: 10:00 AM, Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the Tekakwitha Hall in Manderson, SD.
Officiating: Father Edmund Yainao, S.J. and Ms. Joyce Tibbitts
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Greg Ross
Graveside Services: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Wounded Knee, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD