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Randolph "Randy" Sherman Iyarpeya June 19, 1956 - October 08, 2021


Last updated 10/11/2021 at 8:58pm

Funeral Service for Randolph Sherman "Randy" Iyarpeya 65, of Waubay, SD will be held on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at the Enemy Swim Community Center, Enemy Swim, SD with Valorie Augustson and the St. James Episcopal Lay Readers officiating. Drum Group will be Long Elk. Pallbearers will be Dean Iyarpeya, Corwin BlueDog, Garret Iyarpeya, Jesse Hansen, Rafeal BlueDog, Eric Peters, Charlie Vermillion, Derrick Locke and Russell Barse. Honorary Pallbearers will be Waubay Legion Softball Team, Dakota Sioux, Cameron Fayant, James Greene, Merle RedBear, Myya Hopkins, Dennis Onihan,

Duane HisLaw Sr., Alan and Sally Neilan, Joni Anderson, Cassandra Steiner, Kenny Seaboy, Rod Fayant, Tom Locke, Lynette Hayes, Ray Rouillard, Vern Rouillard, Raymond Shepherd III, Chris Fayant, Elroy WalkingBull, Tony Hayes, and Allen Bagola. Interment will be in the St. James Episcopal Cemetery, Waubay, SD with Military Rites by Kit Fox.

Randy was born on June 19, 1956 in Sisseton, SD to Jesse and Violet (Keeble) Iyarpeya. He attended school in Enemy Swim and Wahpeton and completed his GED in 1973. He then joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Hanau Germany and Ft. Leonard, Missouri. He was honorably discharged in1977. Throughout his life he worked many jobs including construction, welding, and a porter at Dakota Sioux Casino. Randy was a member of St. James' Episcopal Church and brotherhood of St. Andrew. Randy enjoyed softball, playing cards, horseshoes, bull riding, bowling, riding horses, laughing and joking with everyone. Randy was a huge Kansas City Chiefs. Kansas Jayhawks and New York Yankee Fan. He loved visiting with friends, family and always had a joke to tell. Randy loved telling his grandkids stories and singing to them. Randolph journeyed to the spirit world on October 8, 2021 at his home in Enemy Swim, SD.

Randy is survived by his wife Barb Iyarpeya; four daughters Jennifer Shepherd, Rose Iyarpeya, Liza Iyarpeya and Bobbi Iyarpeya; grandbabies Jessah, Janeya, Kairah and Joziah; siblings Noreen, Henry, Robert and Ruth Iyarpeya all of Enemy Swim. SD, numerous grandchildren, Great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Randolph was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Violet Iyarpeya; sisters Marjorie Campbell and Ella Iyarpeya; niece Ida Spotted Wolf; grandsons Chaske Iyarpeya-Geshick and Andrew Grey IV.

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