Wanda Marie Cadotte
Born: September 04, 1937
Journeyed to the Spirit World: February 06, 2021
Wanda Marie Cadotte, 83, of Flandreau, SD passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Ava’s House in Sioux Falls, SD. Wanda was born in Flandreau on September 4, 1937 to Howard L. and Catherine (Cottier) Robertson. She grew up in Flandreau, graduating from FHS in 1955. She married Gilbert “Gib” Cadotte in Pipestone, MN on December 3, 1958. Wanda worked at the Flandreau Indian School in the canteen before moving to Pierre where she would serve on the school board for the Pierre Indian Learning Center. Gib and Wanda lived in several other small towns in the Midwest, including Mobridge, SD; Ft. Yates, ND; and Pickstown, SD. Wanda truly enjoyed the kinship and community of every place they resided. When they moved back to Flandreau, Wanda worked as a cook for the Indian School, which she described as one of the most rewarding jobs she’s had. Wanda loved working with the youth and the rest of the Indian School Family. Wanda was a proud member of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe. Several years ago, she liked to participate in Ladies Aid with the Episcopal and Presbyterian Churches. She enjoyed reading, writing letters and watching westerns. Wanda will be remembered as a selfless and compassionate woman with big love for her friends and family.
Wanda is survived by her daughter, Carol Marie Seward, Flandreau; her sons, Ben Cadotte, Tim Cadotte, and Gilbert Cadotte, Jr., all of Flandreau; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; and her sisters, Nancy Herrick and Carol Robertson, both of Flandreau. Wanda was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Cadotte, Sr. in 2009; her son, Steve Cadotte; her parents, Howard L. and Catherine Robertson; her brother, Howard J. Robertson; and her sister, Elenora Boutwell.
An all night wake service will be held at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at the Wicoicaga Otipi Community Center in Flandreau, SD. Funeral services will follow at 10:00 am, Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at the Wicoicaga Otipi Community Center. Livestream will be available on Wanda’s obituary page at www.skrochfc.com. Masks and social distancing is encouraged. Burial will take place at the First Presbyterian Cemetery, Flandreau at a later date.