Delbert Placidius New Holy “Canku Luta Akan Mani” was born November 25, 1980, in Pine Ridge, S.D., to Emery New Holy and Darlene Chase In Winter. Delbert, 39, of Oglala, made his journey to the Spirit World on February 16, 2020, at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City.
Delbert is survived by his son, Ma’Tyus Delbert New Holy of Oglala, SD; daughter, Ta’Sina Joan New Holy of Oglala, SD; siblings, Emerald (Jim) New Holy, Darren New Holy, Damian New Holy, Juliet (Sonni) White Eagle, Jade New Holy, and Silas Red Cloud all of Oglala, SD; aunts, Genevieve (Elton) Chase In Winter of Oglala, SD, Yvonne (Manuel) Chase In Winter of Pine Ridge, SD, Veronica (Richard) Jones of Rapid City, SD, Shirley (Sandy) Iron Road of Mandan, ND, Beverly Corbine of Rapid City, SD, and Vana (Tom) Bannon of Chadron, NE; uncle, Donovan Chase In Winter of Pine Ridge, SD; nieces, Candida, Te’sia, and Robin Bagola, Halee New Holy, Darlaina Boyd, and Sunny White Eagle; nephews, Mitchell & Jordan Bagola, Dallas & Austin New Holy, Brevin Boyd, and Lebron & Amare White Eagle.
Delbert was preceded in death by his father, Emery New Holy; mother, Darlene Chase In Winter; step-father, Verdell Eagle Hawk; grandparents, William Chase In Winter, Martha Dog Trail, Aloysius New Holy, and Martha Good Voice Flute; aunts, Cheryl Chase In Winter and Diane Chase In Winter; uncles, Willard Chase In Winter, Bernard Chase In Winter, Darnell Chase In Winter, Lyle New Holy, and Michael “Big Mike” New Holy.
Pallbearers will be Lawrence “Gump” Two Bulls, Ambrose “Yamni” Belt, Paul “Wease” Weasel Bear, Jack Red Cloud, Joe Picotte, Fred Bings Him Back, Jr., Corwin Blacksmith, Elton Eagle Louse, Sonni White Eagle, Jim Two Bulls, John Mesteth, and Donovan Chase In Winter.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Crazy Horse Singers, Pine Ridge Agency Singers, Monument Health Doctors and Nurses, and All Friends & Relatives.
Wake Services: Two night wake service starting at 4:00 PM, Sunday, February 23, 2020 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD with evening services starting at 7:00 PM each night of the wake.
Funeral Services: 1:00 PM, Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD
Officiating: Sister Barb Bogenshutz
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Charlie New Holy
Burial Services: Makasan Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Oglala, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD