Charles Warren (Blindman) Spotted Thunder III “Agna Inyanke,” 73, of Hay Springs, Neb., passed away July 16, 2020, in Hay Springs.
Charles Warren Spotted Thunder (Blindman) III is a member of the Oglala Sioux tribe and was born on January 13, 1947, in the Oglala Community on the Pine Ridge reservation to Charles Blindman, Jr. and Thelma Lone Wolf. Charles is a descendant of Spotted Thunder and Blue Whirlwind. Charles made his journey to the Spirit World on July 16, 2020, in Hay Springs. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army.
Charles is survived by his wife, Virginia “Renee” (Page) Spotted Thunder; (Aunt) mom, Rita Long Visitor-Holy Dance; sister, Cordelia Blindman; children, Carmel Garnier, Tanya Spotted Thunder, Heather Spotted Thunder, Daniel Batle, Tiana Blindman-Spotted Thunder and Bianca Spotted Thunder; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; and nine grandchildren.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Spotted Thunder, Jr. and Thelma (Lone Wolf) Blindman; siblings, Fedelia Spotted Thunder-Moreno, Burnell Blindman, Charlotte Blindman-Rhodd, Collins Blindman, Moses Delmar Blindman, Patrick Blindman, Candace Blindman and Eugene Blindman, Jr.; and grandparents, Charles Spotted Thunder, Sr., Netty Little Bird-Blindman, Oliver Lone Wolf and Cora Iron Bull-Lone Wolf.
A two night wake service started at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 22, at the Wo’Oglaka Wakan Sundance Grounds near the Chadron Junction in Oglala.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 24, at the Wo’Oglaka Wakan Sundance Grounds near the Chadron Junction in Oglala, with Mr. Richard Broken Nose performing the traditional Lakota services.
Burial services were held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, July 24, at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, S.D.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.