Raymond John Whirlwind Horse, Jr., Alliance

Raymond John Whirlwind Horse, Jr., died Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at his home in Alliance.

He was born in Allen, South Dakota on February 28, 1956 to Raymond John and Pearl Margaret (Richards) Whirlwind Horse, Sr. Raymond attended and graduated from Benedictine College in Atchison, KS from 1976 to 1978. He then attended the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, MO for two years graduating in 1980. He then attended the Oglala Lakota College from 1991 until graduating in 1995.

Raymond worked in nursing and had been employed at Highland Park Care Center for 15 years until his recent illness.

He is survived by his sisters and brothers, Verna Sanchez of Alliance, John Whirlwind Horse of Allen, SD, Michael Whirlwind Horse and Maria Whirlwind Horse of Alliance, Cheryl Hudelson of Hannibal, MO and Marjorie Sanchez of Alliance. He is also survived by his longtime friends, James Schauf of Overland Park, KS and Jill Gonzalez of Casper, WY, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Paul and his sisters, Pauline Whirlwind Horse and Susann Red Bear.

Memorials may be given to Highland Park Care Center Memory Support Unit.

Funeral services will be Friday, February 7 at 6:00 p.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Father Lou Nollette officiating. Cremation will follow the service.

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