Joseph “Joe” Ronald Morrisette, Sr. was born on September 23, 1951 in Pine Ridge, SD to Dawson Morrisette and Amanda (Mesteth) Morrisette. Joe, 68, of Wakpamni Lake-Batesland, SD, made his journey to the Spirit World January 3, 2020 at the Regional Health Home Plus Hospice in Rapid City, SD. He was a veteran of the United States Army.
Joe is survived by his wife, Debbie Blue Bird-Morrisette of Wakpamni Lake; children, Joe Morrisette, Jr. of Rosebud, SD, Vikki Eagle Bear Norris, SD, Vine Morrisette of Wakpamni Lake, Jen Morrisette of Batesland, SD, Joni Morrisette, #4 Community, William “Mesu” Morrisette and JoBeth Morrisette both of Wakpamni Lake; nieces, Lisa High Wolf- Ladeaux, Jeanne High Wolf, Robin High Wolf, and nephew, Clayton High Wolf Sr.; grandchildren, Koby & Moriah Morrisette, JayShaun and Ashlyn Morrisette, Cory, Jr., Calyse, Coryn, Caley, & Caleb Black Feather, Tokeya Mani Big Crow, Orren Provost, Ryker Provost, Tavis and Hunter Burbank, Calsee Has No Horse, Allison, JoJo, Dace, Skylar, Amanda, Christina, Donna, Verene, & Dre Morrisette; 11 great grandchildren; and nieces, & nephews.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Dawson and Amanda Morrisette; sister, Audrey Morrisette-High Wolf; grandchildren, Haley Morrisette, Vincent “Vinny” Brewer III, and Jamie High Wolf.
Pallbearers will be Darrell Yellow Hair, Cory Black Feather, Sr., Casey Provost, Jr., Koby Morrisette, JayShaun Morrisette, Kane Farland, Tavis Burbank, Sage Richards, Daelan High Wolf, Charles Schrader, Jr., Vincent “Woodsy” Two Lance, Donroy Shoulders, Dre Morrisette, Elgin Head, and Jarrett Left Hand.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Eldon Dubray, Brent Sazue, Calvin Knox, Rodney Bordeaux, Jim Leader Charge, Mose Traversie, Richard “Tuffy” Lunderman, William “Bunny” Shaw, Dick Marshall, Ken Billingsly, Alex “Red” Prue, Paul Joseph, Robert and Sharron Two Crow & children, Dempsey Mesteth, Casey Provost Sr. & family, Lynn Cross Dog, Keith Frasier, Levi and Shirley Left Hand & family, Mike Carlow Sr. & Family, Gilbert “Dempsey” Mesteth, Darrell “Doogie” Brown Bull & family, Leon Grass, Steven “Stumbo” Stands, Toni Morton & family, Angie and Trinity Big Crow, Kara and Eric Conroy, Chuckles Janis, Terry Two Bulls, Vincent Brewer Jr., Todd O’Bryan, Rick and Ethleen Two Dogs, Tom Poor Bear, Laura Big Crow & family, Terry Lum, Craig Yankton and Sophia Conroy, Orville Shangreaux, Bob Martin, Dennis Brewer, Donnee Pourier, Bluch Black Feather, Sesalie Red Owl, Marvin Richards Sr. & family, Dennis Yellow Thunder, Eugene Black Crow, William “Cool Breeze” Morison, Barrett and Steph Haas & family, Jerome LeBeaux, Brian Hart, Sam O’Rourke, Waylon Black Crow Sr. & kids, Reggie Lopez & kids, Manual “Custer” Quick Bear, Julio, Fernando, & Quoca Revolorio, Alan Hanneman and Audrey Yellow Hair, Archie Sierra & Family, Two Lance Family, Phinet & Bob Red Owl & Family, Berlie Weston, Bryan Kehn, Mary Tobacco, Casey & Quincy Means, Nadine Blue Bird, Girls & Grandkids, Rich Charging Hawk & Family, Thelma Mesteth Kids & Grandkids, Jolene Bull Bear & Kids, Brown Bear Family, Lawrence “Tubby” Little Bear, Jerry Weston Jr. & family, Lynette Murray & family, Big Crow family, Wilma Standing Bear & Family, Cindy Plenty Arrows & Family, Connie and Alec Morgan & family, Colhoff family, Mountain/White Mountain families, Harold and Dave Crow & family, Dale Richards & Family, Heather and Raycen Raines, Mrs. Melody Bohlender, Kyrie Irving, Sluggers Softball, Wakpamni Lakers, Rosebud Outlaws/Lakota All-Stars, Batesland Crew, Sacred Hoop 500 Mile Runners, All Men’s Fast Pitch Teams, and all friends and relatives.
Wake Services: Two night wake services starting at 1:00 PM, Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Batesland School Gymnasium in Batesland, SD with evening services being held at 7:00 PM each night of the wake services.
Funeral Services: 12:00 PM, Monday, January 13, 2020 at the Batesland School Gymnasium in Batesland, SD
Officiating: The Rev. Harold Eagle Bull
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Rick Gray Grass and Mr. Sidney Has No Horse
Burial Services: Wakpamni Lake Cemetery, Wakpamni Lake-Batesland, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD