Fernando Gary Acuña

Fernando Gary Acuña, 18, of Rapid City, S.D., passed away October 26, 2020, in Rapid City.

Fernando Gary Acuña was born on December 11, 2001, in Tucson, Ariz. to Fernando Juan Acuña and Vanessa Eve Lester-Valdez. Fernando made his journey to the Spirit World on October 26, 2020 in Rapid City.

Fernando is survived by his mother, Vanessa Lester-Valdez, Rapid City; father, Fernando J. Acuña, Tucson; sister, Reyna Lester, Sturgis; brothers, Alex Valdez, Tyler Vickerman and Beau Vickerman, all of Rapid City; uncle, Joseph Kieninger, Sturgis; and nephew, Giovanni Parlier, Sturgis.

Fernando was preceded in death by his grandmother, Tamela Kieninger-Lester; great-grandmother, Rose O’Rourke-Lester; and great-grandfather, Gary Lester.

Visitation services will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 4, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Rapid City.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 4, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Rapid City, with Father Matt Fallgren officiating. 

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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