Santana Amanda Steele was born on June 26, 1998, in Rapid City, S.D., to Chester Vincent Steele and Laura Heminger. Santana, 21, of Sioux Falls, made her journey to the Spirit World on October 15, 2019, in Sioux Falls.
Santana is survived by her mother, Laura Heminger of Sioux Falls, SD; father, Chester Vincent Steele of Rapid City, SD; sisters, Kayla Steele and Jessica Steele both of Sioux Falls, SD; brother, CJ Steele of Sioux Falls, SD; niece, Isabella Fly of Fort Thompson, SD; nephews, Josiah Fly of Fort Thompson, SD and Elijah Steele of Rapid City, SD; grandparents, Ruth Red Elk of Rockyford, SD, Patricia LeBeau and Chester “Chet” Steele both of Rockyford, SD; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Santana was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Terry Heminger-Jumping Elk and Louis Jumping Elk; great grandparents, George Red Elk, Louise Red Elk, Cecelia White, and Bernice DeCory; aunt, Jennifer Steele; and cousin Jarrod Red Leaf.
Pallbearers will be Mitchell Brewer, Daniel Gray Eagle, Jr., Nathaniel Gray Eagle, Randy Leanhart, Myra DeCory, and Nathaniel Jumping Elk.
Honorary pallbearers will be Merle Jumping Elk, Gangone Family, Dominick Silver & Family, Trevor Big Crow, Denise Leanhart & Family, Dennis Red & Family, Billi Red Elk & Family, Lori Heminger, Dollie Red Elk, Sheila & Louis “Mark” Jumping Elk, Tabitha DeCory, Warren Flood, Tyler Steele & Family, Paul & Colleen Steele & Family, Ruth Red Elk, Allyssa Comer, Mitchell Brewer & Family, and All Friends & Relatives.
Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 5:00 PM, Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at the St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Rapid City, SD with evening services starting at 7:00 PM
Funeral Services: 10:00 AM, Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Rapid City, SD
Officiating: Father Henrique Flemming
Graveside Services: 11:30 AM, Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the Pine Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Rapid City, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD