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Dennis Warren Redday October 06, 1946 - April 06, 2021


Last updated 4/12/2021 at 2:16pm

Dennis Warren Redday, 74, of Peever, SD will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at the Tribal Community Center, Agency Village, SD with JC Crawford and Morgan Redday officiating. Pallbearers will be Warren Redday, Jaden White, Derrick Redday, Michael Redday, Robert Renville, Kipp Renville, Simeon DuMarce, Louis Hart, Galen Renville and Westley Redday. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dakota Magic Security Department, Tribal Police Department of the 70's era, Tekakwitha Living Center Staff and Milbank Rehabilitations Center Staff. A Wake Service will be held on Thursday, April 8, 2021 and an all night wake on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. at the Tribal Community Center. Interment will be in the Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Veterans Cemetery, Sisseton, SD with military rites by the Vietnam Veterans. Drum Group will be Mato Ho Tanka. The Cahill Funeral Chapel, Sisseton, SD is in charge of arrangements.

Dennis was born on October 6, 1946 in Sisseton, SD to Howard L. and Josephine (Big Talk) Redday Sr. He spent his life growing up in the Sisseton area where he received his education. Dennis served in the US Army from February 25, 1966 and was honorably discharged on February 7, 1969. He took his basic infantry training at Fort. Leonard Wood, Missouri and his A.I.T. for mechanic at Fort Knox, Kentucky and was transferred to Kaiserslautern, West Germany. For his service he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Expert Markship Badge (M-16) and Mechanic Badge. Dennis worked as a Tribal police officer for 11 1/2 years. He worked at Tekwkwitha children home watching over children. He continued to watch over children at the Wahpeton Indian School. He and his wife were foster parents to many children. Dennis was a generous man and opened his home to help others whenever he could. 1996 Dennis became the first security guard for Dakota Magic Casino, before the Casino was built and was station at Hankinson, ND at the Implement Building. His call sign was 1 Robert. He continued to work at Dakota Magic until his health declined. When he retired from the Magic they also retired his call sign. Throughout Dennis life he owned many vehicles and enjoyed doing mechanic work. Dennis was quiet and reserved but loved to visit family. He had a great sense of humor and liked to laugh. He will be greatly missed. Dennis went to be with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior at 1:43 A.M. on April 6, 2021. Dennis passed away peacefully at Tekakwitha Living Center with Sandra his wife of 48 years by his side.

Dennis is survived by his wife Sandra of Sisseton; children Josie (Kenny) DeCoteau of Sisseton, Earlynne (Mike Tosse) Redday of Sisseton, Terrance Redday of Weatherford, TX., Dominic Redday of Sisseton, and Warren Redday of Sisseton; siblings Emmett (Annette) Redday, LeRoy Redday, Phyllis Redday-Roberts, Maxine Redday (Darrell Renville), Betty Redday (Clayton Dwarf), Bonita Redday-Wilson (Glenn Wilson), and Maria Redday (Brian DeCoteau), Morgan (Darlene) Redday and Howard Redday Jr .; grandchildren Jerrlyn Redday, Arianne White, Jayleen White, Jaden White, Seraph Drum, Jayeson Drum, Amaya Redday, Alysabeth Redday, Megan Redday, Wayne Redday, Cameron Redday, Lisa Redday and Rayden Redday; Great Grandchildren Elaina Redday, Emily Redday, Caysen White, and Kason Robertson and a great grandson due on August 5th.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents Howard L. and Josephine (Big Talk) Redday Sr .; sons Dennis Warren Redday Jr. and Thomas James Redday; daughter Bernice Esther Redday; brothers Floyd Sr., Gordon Sr., Roger Sr. and Darren Redday; sisters Brenda Redday and Gyla Mae Redday.

For Dennis's obituary and online registry please visit http://www.cahillfuneralchapel.com


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