Duane George Bordeaux was born on November 29, 1941, at home in Rosebud, S.D., to Clarence Bordeaux and Louise (Warden) Bordeaux. Duane made his journey to the Spirit World on November 9, 2019, at the Advanced Care Hospital in Billings, Mont.
Duane spent his early years in Rosebud, SD until his family relocated to Pine Ridge, SD where he met his wife, Emma Rowland. Duane worked in construction and at the Pine Ridge School Kitchen.
Duane was an avid sports fan. He loved to watch NFL and NBA games and the especially enjoyed watching the Notre Dame “Duke”. His favorite teams were the Denver Broncos and the Cleveland Cavaliers. One of his favorite players was Lebron James. He also enjoyed watching the Indian Relay Races. We would always joke with him about “making the day money” at rodeos and he would respond with, “What’s that? Picking up the cans?!” Duane had a great sense of humor and will be dearly missed.
Duane is survived by his children, Madonna Rae Bordeaux, Benton (Rhonda) Bordeaux, Kenneth (Monica) Bordeaux and Anna (Essence) Kaline; sister, Lois Bordeaux; grandchildren, Kevin, Wayne, Atawnna, Antoine, Raeann, Miranda, Morris, Jr., Rachel, Kayla, Trisha, Kyle, Joy, Arlin, Lane, Candace, Monte, Brian, Dae and Shae; and numerous great grandchildren.
Duane was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Louise Bordeaux; children, Duane Anthony Bordeaux, Jr. and Kevin Dale Bordeaux; and siblings, Felix, Donald, Antoine, Lester and Gordon Bordeaux, and Marjorie Gordon.
Pallbearers will be: Monte Haugen, Kenny Hill, Antoine Bordeaux, Louis Ramos, Anthony Kelly, Kyle Bordeaux, Charles Pablo, Donald Standing Soldier, Arlin Bordeaux, Ivan Standing Soldier, Brad Conroy, and Marcus Bordeaux.
Honorary pallbearers will be Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Oglala Lakota Nursing Home, Bordeaux Families, Cohen Home, Bad Milk Families, Clifford Families, Henry Lodge, Ed Two Dogs, Bement Family, Rowland Family, Little Hawk Family, Pablo Family, Ramos Family, Conroy Family, Hill Family, Big Crow Family, Kelly Family, Cook Family, Briggs Family, Andy Foote, Dreamer Family, Bookie Richards, Gordon Family, Underwood Family, Yellow Boy Family, Goings Family, Standing Soldier Family, Clairmont Family, Prue Family, Jordan Family, and All Friends & Relatives.
Wake Services: Two night wake services with the first night starting at 4:00 PM, MT, Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, SD with Rosary services at 7:00 PM, MT the second night wake start at 3:00 PM, CT, Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Veterans Center in Rosebud, SD with Rosary services at 7:00 PM, CT.
Funeral Services: 10:00 AM, Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the St. Charles Catholic Church in St. Francis, SD
Officiating: Sacred Heart Catholic Church Deacon Be Black Bear, Jr. and Father Jim Lafontaine
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Edson Briggs, Jr.
Graveside Services: St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, St. Francis, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD