Patrick Gabriel Ruff was born May 8, 1958, in Pine Ridge, S.D., to Bill Ruff and Lois Walking Bull. Patrick, 61, made his journey to the Spirit World on January 4, 2020, at his home in Kyle.
Grateful to share Patrick’s life are his children, Justin Ruff, Jason Ruff, and Ben Ruff all of Oklahoma, Tonya Hunter and Gabriel Ruff of Iowa; sister, Donna Hollis of Denton, TX; and brothers, Arthur Ruff of Kyle, SD and Jeffery Bear Killer of Bison, SD.
Patrick was preceded in death by his parents, Lois Walking Bull and Bill Ruff; sister, Corrine J. Ruff; and brother, Bob Bear Killer.
Pallbearers will be Cleveland Shot With Arrow, Jr., Hank O’Rourke, Verdell Brown Bull, Wilbur Hunter, Marshall Behan, Rueben Clifford, Jr., Orville Milk, and Steve Rae Marshall.
Honorary pallbearers will be all friends & relatives.
Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 1:00 PM, Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church Hall in Kyle, SD with Rosary services starting at 7:00 PM
Funeral Services: 10:00 AM, Monday, January 13, 2020 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church Hall in Kyle, SD
Officiating: Father Ron Seminara, S.J.
Burial Services: Inestimable Gift Episcopal Cemetery, Allen, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD