Cletus Steven Red Elk was born September 19, 1986, in Pine Ridge, S.D., to Wilbur Red Elk Sr. and Carmen Chase Alone. Cletus, 33, of Manderson, made his journey to the Spirit World on December 18, 2019 in Manderson.
Cletus is survived by his brothers, Jesse Red Elk of Rapid City, SD, Thomas and Sean Red Elk both of Manderson, SD, and Wilbur Red Elk, Jr. of Rapid City, SD, and sisters, Faith Red Elk and Whitney White Hawk both of Manderson, SD.
Cletus was preceded in death by his parents, Carmen Chase Alone and Wilbur Red Elk, Sr.; maternal grandparents, Leona Chase Alone and Matthew Elk Boy; paternal grandparents, Phoebe Red Elk and Patrick Red Elk; sister, Nicolette Red Elk; and brother, Francis Red Elk.
Pallbearers will be Frank Ghost, Eldwin Steele, Sr., Alton Black Tail Deer, Gabe Dreamer, Anthony Rowland, Jr., Zuya White Plume, Jeremy Mouw, Brandon Pawnee Leggins, Emil Red Elk, Sr., and Roland Good Shot.
Honorary pallbearers will be Wounded Knee District School Class of 2000, Pine Ridge High School Class of 2005, Native Pride Softball Team, Family Tradition/Bad Company, Men’s Group from Murfreesboro, TN, Chase Alone Families, Respect Nothing Families, Black Bear Families, Black Tail Deer Families, Little Dog Families, White Plume Families, Jumping Eagle Families, White Hawk Families, Looks Twice Families, Boerschig Families, Yankton Family, Antelope Family, Apple Family, Vanessa Ghost & Family, Rosie Shoulders & Family, Carla Sleeping Bear & Family, Leigh Salway, Ritchie Vine, Carl Shott, Sr., Misty Shott, Richard Red Bear, Sylvia Ghost & Family, Paula Brown-Simpson & Family, Mary White & Family, Mona Brown & Family, Genevieve Ribitsch & Family, Tess Chase In Sight & Family, Willis Lakota, Tommy Sitting Bear, Lequaw and Jerry Palmier, Robert Spotted Bear, Willard Yellow Horse, Emma West & Family, Alvira Twiss & Family, and All Friends & Relatives.
Wake Services: Two night wake service starting at 4:00 PM, Sunday, December 29, 2019 at the Wounded Knee District School in Manderson, SD with Rosary services starting at 7:00 PM, Sunday night.
Funeral Services: 2:00 PM, Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at the Wounded Knee District School in Manderson, SD.
Officiating: Father Edmund Yainao, S.J. and Ms. Joyce Tibbitts
Burial Services: St. Agnes Catholic Church Cemetery, Manderson, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD