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Almira "Ticka" Denise Lieth November 17, 1953 - March 17, 2021


Last updated 3/23/2021 at 12:51am

Funeral services for Almira "Ticka" Leith, 67, of Sisseton, SD will be held Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 12:00 P.M. at the Long Hollow District Center, Sisseton, SD with CRE Gerald Heminger Jr. officiating. Special music by Billy Kohl. Pallbearers will be Ron Redday, John Redday Jr., Wayne Lufkins, Brett Price, Delvin Lufkins, and Maurice Redday III. Honorary Pallbearers are Kelly Owen, Cindy Shepherd, Cindy Barse, Mary Hill, Neda Renville, Billy Kohl, Jennie Crawford, Carol Belle, Janelle Burshiem and Jennie Burshiem. Drum Group will be Old Agency Singers. Interment will be in the Long Hollow Cemetery, Sisseton, SD. Family invites everyone for a meal prior to the funeral on Saturday from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00. There will be a Wake Service on Friday, March 19, 2021 from 6:00– 9:00 P.M. at the Long Hollow District Center. The Cahill Funeral Chapel, Sisseton, SD is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Ticka was born November 17, 1953 in Redwood Fall, MN to Peter and Coretta (Lufkins) Leith. She was raised by her grandparents Ellen and Henry Redday. She was their oldest female takoja. She attended school in Sisseton. Ticka was an animal lover. She had many animals in her lifetime. Her last feline companion was "Tippy". She was an avid Vikings fan. She loved country music. Her favorite song was "Alvira". She thought they said Almira. She enjoyed going to casinos, playing machines and visiting. She was well known in the Sisseton area as "Ticka". She loved her family very much. Ticka was a friend to everyone she knew and met., she was a true Dakota Winyan Ticka died on March 17, 2021 at Tekakwitha Living Center, Sisseton, SD.

Ticka is survived by her daughter Gila Leith; granddaughter Tessa; brothers John Redday Sr. and Whitney and Dana, Sister Karla.

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, many uncles and aunts and cousins.

Special thanks to Prairie Lakes doctors and nurses, Tekakwitha staff, Family and friends who helped care for her and said prayers.


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