Arliss Iron Heart

Memorial services for Arliss Iron Heart were held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the Winner Elementary School gym in Winner. Mason Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Arliss was born February 21, 1947 to Sherman Crowe Sr. and Vera Calls Him at the Old Fort Thompson hospital. She spent her younger years growing up in the Fort Thompson and Bull Creek areas. She attended school at a country school, then Pierre Indian Learning Center. She attended high school at Albuquerque, NM where she learned the Lakota language. Arliss enjoyed playing competition games like Aggravation, Yahtzee, and card games and in her younger years played kick ball with her kids and their friends along with other active games. Arliss married Calvin A. Old Lodge in 1969 in this union they had: Duane Old Lodge, Dion Old Lodge, Vietta Old Lodge-Hardy, Arlette Red Feather, and Yvette Iron Heart. She later adopted Christopher and Janice Red Horse and her Hunka son Benjamin Iron Heart. There were numerous children who thought of her as mom, and she loved every one of them. She later married Franklin D. Iron Heart Sr. in 1991 where she then added ten step-children to her family: Franklin, Jr., Francine, Michael, James, Kimberly, Faron, Francis, Geraldine, Kendra, and Frieda Jane. Together they raised four grandsons Austin Crowe, Diedrick Old Lodge, Kaleb and Warren Iron Heart. They were also very helpful in the upbringing of their great-grandchildren Marlee Peneaux-Old Lodge and Dominic Old Lodge. Arliss Iron Heart, age 69, of Winner, passed away on October 9, 2016 at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls. She is survived by her children; her sister Betty (Leo) Lockwood of Newton, ND; her brother Ronald A. Gary - Shay of Brookings; 48 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, along with her very close friends. Arliss was preceded in death by her mother and father, her husband Frank; five brothers, Wilfred Schrader, Sr., Sherman Crowe, Jr., Bernard Crowe, Sr., Alvin Crowe, and Henry Gary; four sisters, Joyce Crowe, Rebecca Gary, Avis Gary, Celeste Gary-Frewalt; and her infant daughter Diane Old Lodge.

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