Norman Wilson Jr., Fort ThompsonNorman Gene Wilson Jr., 66, Fort Thompson, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls.
Norman Gene Wilson Jr., 66, Fort Thompson, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Fort Thompson. Burial will be in Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery, Stephan. Wake services will be at 8 p.m. today and Wednesday at the church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hickey-Wevik Funeral Chapel, Chamberlain.
He was born on July 9, 1943, at Lower Brule to Norman G. Sr. and Irene S. GoodFace.
He attended grade school at Wakpala and Lower Brule schools.
On Feb. 16, 1968, he married Jewell A. Bad Moccasin of Fort Thompson.
He served in the U.S. Armed Forces from May 1, 1969, to Sept. 24, 1972.
They moved to Bismarck, N.D., where he attended United Sioux Tribes Technical College, receiving his GED.
He completed his jailer and radio operator training on March 1, 1976, at U.S. Indian Police Academy. He also received his certificate of completion in intro to crime lab at North Dakota State Lab.
He held various jobs in Fort Thompson, Lower Brule and Sioux Falls.
He was a member and served as commander of Post 316 of Lower Brule.
He was installed as a lay minister for the Catholic Church on Aug. 13, 2009.
The couple were honored as elders of Humpa Sica Wiwing Wacipi in Fort Thompson.
He is survived by his wife, five daughters: Germaine Wilson and Amber Wilson, both of Pipestone, Minn.; Dreamis Spicer and Anthea Wilson, both of Fort Thompson; and Troylynn Traversie, Sioux Falls; two sons: Richard Spider, Pierre; and Anthony Wilson, Pipestone; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, his mother, Lower Brule; three sisters: Gladys Flute, Sadie Flute and Emily Flute; and three brothers: Delayne Flute Levi Flute and Lesley Flute.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lila Spider; his father, a sister and his grandparents.