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Obituary of Duane Whipple, Jr.
Duane Wipple, Jr. of Santee, NE passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in Santee, NE. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 8, 2020 at the Oyate Oyanke Community Center, Santee, NE with Rev. Pat Whitehorse-Carda officiating. Burial will be in the Santee Episcopal Cemetery, Santee, NE. Visitations will begin at 6:00 PM, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at the Oyate Oyanke Community Center, Santee, NE and continue until service time on Saturday. There will be a Scripture service each evening at 7:00 PM at the Community Center. The Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home & Onsite Crematory, Yankton, SD is assisting with the service details. Online condolences may be sent at: www.opsahl-kostelfuneralhome.
Duane (Porky) Whipple Jr. was born November 19, 1968 to Duane Sr. and Bernadine Whipple Moran. Duane lived most of his life in Santee Nebraska. In his younger years he loved to play basketball and softball with his brothers Don Whipple, Robert Whipple and Sam Whipple and his cousin/brother Steve. He graduated from Santee in 1987. He was our music man and was into heavy metal. Morley Cru, Cinderella and Poison was heard free from his room daily. Duane had 3 children: Dominique, Kia and Sabastion. He loved them very much and talked about them often. Duane was the life of the party. He was the joker and would have everyone laughing with his jokes and humor. He always had a smile no matter the situation. Duane became an avid pool shooter in life just like his dad. He also was the tribal historian and museum curator. Duane will be missed by all of his family.
Duane leaves behind his son Sabastion and Daughter Kia. His brothers Donnie and Robert Whipple. His sisters Patricia Beccera Whipple, Candice Anderson and Angela Anderson. His cousin/sister Stacy Jo Johnson and his cousin/brothers Steve and Joseph Moose.
Duane was preceded in death by his father, son Dominique, grandmother Bernice, grandfather Tommy, brother Alvin, sister Suzette, and uncle Robert.
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Sorensen, Sheldon “Shel” D. age 86 of Richfield, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on July 26, 2020
Sheldon D. ‘Shel’ Sorensen
Dog Days of Summer Full Moon Walk at Sacred Coldwater Springs Monday, August 3, 2020 Gather at the park entrance, 7pm Park at pay meters on the access road via credit card/quarters
The Dog Days of Summer are traditionally the 40 days between July 3 and August 11 when the bright Dog Star, Sirius, rises with the sun. Rome, Greece and Egypt tracked the Dog Star’s sultry influence post-Summer Solstice lasting from 30 to 61 days.
Heat, drought, sudden thunderstorms, humidity, lethargy, fever, infection, disease, mad dogs, and bad luck are associated with the Dog Star. Some people think of this time as tomato weather.
Check out the photo-essay “Who Owns Coldwater” at http://friendsofcoldwater.org/. Coldwater is an acknowledged Dakota Tribal Sacred Site and Traditional Cultural Property. Since recent police murders the rights of all Americans are finally beginning to be recognized.
Friends of Coldwater seek to honor this landscape ancestor. Full moon walks have been celebrated at Coldwater Springs monthly since 2000. We return to remember the spirits that feed this Spring. Please bring a rattle.
Sunset 8:36 pm (26 minutes earlier than the previous full moon)
Moonrise 9:07 pm (8 minutes earlier than last month’s full moon)
Exact minute of full moon 10:59 am Central Standard Time
DIRECTIONS: Coldwater Springs is between Minnehaha Park & Fort Snelling, in Minneapolis, just North of the Hwy 55/62 interchange. From Hwy 55/Hiawatha, turn East (toward the Mississippi) at 54th Street, take an immediate right, & drive all the way down on the frontage road where you can park at the pay meters.
Gather at the cul-de-sac, which is the Coldwater Park entrance.
All welcome. Dress for the weather, especially sturdy footwear. We celebrate the full moon in all-weather however the length of the walk depends on conditions. If it’s really cold or wet it’s a quick 10-minutes to the spring outflow gurgling from under the limestone bedrock Spring House built in the 1880s to supply potable water to Fort Snelling.
This gathering is free and open to the public.
Mike Flammond is on his journey to be with his ancestors on 7-22-2020.
If you are able to pay respects to Michael Flammond Sr. and support Roxanne & family, we will be having a 24 hr wake tomorrow starting at noon. Prayer at 1:00 pm and feed the people after.