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Rev. Steven Arlington Farmer Sr. March 17, 1937 - November 06, 2021


Last updated 11/15/2021 at 4:09pm

Funeral Service Rev. Steven A. Farmer Sr., mŋi waŋca elákicita hoksila "Solider boy who walks on water" 84, of Agency Village, South Dakota will be held on November 10, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at the Sisseton Wahpetion Oyate Tribal Community Center Agency Village, SD with Rev. Clifford Canku, CRE JC Crawford and CRE Jr.Heminger officiating. Pianist will be Billy Kohl and Drum Group will be Old Agency Singers. Pallbearers will be Aaron Farmer, Ashton Farmer, Tristan DeCora, Jarrod DuMarce, Melvin Farmer, Dino Farmer, Stormy Soldier and Dana Farmer. Honorary Pallbearers will be all Veterans. There will be an all-night wake service on Monday November 8, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. and Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. at the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribal Community Center. Interment will be in the Goodwill Presbyterian Cemetery, Agency Village, SD. The Cahill Funeral Chapel, Sisseton, SD is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Steven was born to Louise Elizabeth Eastman and Lee Freemont Farmer on March 17, 1937. He is a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. He attended boarding school in Mission, SD. He served his country in the US Navy on the USS Boxer Aircraft Carrier from November 3, 1954 - September 17, 1957 during the Korean Conflict. He married Kay LaFawn Crawford on November 26, 1960, at the First Presbyterian Church, Sioux Falls, SD. To this union seven children were blessed. From 1968-1971 he attended Cook Christian Training School in Tempe, Arizona where he graduated. He was ordained as a minister in Santee, NE on August 1972. He loved music, in all aspects especially the guitar. He had two bands during his music carrier. He had the opportunity to sign on as a musician in Nashville Tennessee. He declined and raised his family through God's direction. He served God diligently until his last breath. He helped everyone he could help to come into God's light.

Rev. Steven is survived by his children, JR of Sisseton, Kevin of Sisseton, Stacy of Watertown, Lisa Kay of Agency Village, Samuel Sr. of Agency Village, Hunka Rick and Ron Thomas of Santee, NB; youngest brother, Kenny Farmer of Wood, SD, John Brave Hawk and Clarissa Ann Farmer of Portland, OR; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, many nephews and nieces.

Rev. Steven was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Louise, son Leslie, daughter Karen, sister Arlene Rose, and his brothers Al, Dana, Jim, Melvin "Poncho" and Clair. Grandsons David Anthony and Dallas Lee Farmer, Granddaughter Little Faun.

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


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