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Journey to the Spirit World

This page serves as a space to honor and remember the lives of our tribal members who have passed away. Here, we come together as a compassionate and supportive community to pay tribute to their legacies.

Obituary picture of Dana Red Earth
Dana Red Earth

Born: January 8, 1953
Journeyed to the Spirit World: January 15, 2024

Dana Red Earth, 71, of Flandreau, SD, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2024 at Avera McKenna Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. An all-night wake service will take place from 11:00AM on Thursday, January 18 to 11:00 AM on Friday, January 19, 2024 at Eastman Hall in Flandreau, SD. Cremation will take place on Friday and memorial services will take place at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 20, 2024 also at Eastman Hall with burial to follow at First Presbyterian Cemetery in Flandreau, SD.

Dana was born on January 8th 1953, in Sisseton South Dakota, and grew up in Flandreau with his brothers, sisters, and family. Dana worked for C.R Industries in the 1970’s, located in Springfield, South Dakota, while he attended college and raised his children.

Dana had three sons and two daughters; Dana Jr., Tanya, Nathan, Derrick, and Amanda. Dana traveled the United States and worked for the Halliburton Co. in the 1980’s, located in Midland Texas, and then worked in the drywall and construction industry during the early 1990’s located in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dana returned to Flandreau in 1992 and has been a vocal part of the community ever since. Dana has been a friend, father, and husband. He was kind hearted and showed an unbreakable loyalty to his family and friends. Dana will be missed. Let his journey to the spirit world be a peaceful one.

Grateful for having shared his life are his children, Dana Wrobleski, Pipestone, MN, Tanya Johnson, Big Lake, MN, Nathan Red Earth, Flandreau, SD, Derrick Red Earth Sr., Pipestone, MN, and Amanda Red Earth, Big Lake, MN; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; siblings, Becky Red Earth, Robin Rederth, John Crow, Melody Crow, all of Flandreau, SD, and Darwin Crow of Sioux Falls; and many nieces and nephews.