Freda Bertha Whirlwind Horse

Freda Bertha (Dismounts Thrice) Whirlwind Horse, 77, of Pine Ridge, S.D., passed away October 4, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minn.

Freda Bertha (Dismounts Thrice) Whirlwind Horse was born on September 29, 1943, at home in Potato Creek. Freda made her journey to the Spirit World on October 4, 2020, at the Abbot Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

Freda is survived by her children, Charlotte Dismounts Thrice, Pine Ridge, Jolene, and Carmen Whirlwind Horse, both of Minneapolis; 21 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren with one on the way.

Freda was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Dismounts Thrice, Sr. and Sally Randall-Bullman; ex-husband, Wayne Whirlwind Horse; children, Vernon Yankton, Rodney Dismounts Thrice, Sherree, and Roxanne Whirlwind Horse; siblings, Edward “Buddy” Dismounts Thrice, Jr., Seth Dismounts Thrice, Sr. and Jonas Not Help Him; granddaughter, Tia Handley; and special friend, Arthur Joe Chamberlain.

Visitation services were held from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Friday, October 9, at the Native American Church in Potato Creek.

Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, October 9, at the Native American Church in Potato Creek, with spiritual advisor Mr. Jeffrey Not Help Him and Mr. Mike Little Boy, Sr. and Mr. Mike Little Boy, Jr. performing the traditional Lakota services.

Burial services were held at the Native American Cemetery in Potato Creek.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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