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Timothy Iron Star November 28, 1962 - May 18, 2022


Last updated 5/24/2022 at 8:07pm

Funeral Service for Timothy Mathias IronStar, 59, of Belle Fourche, SD will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at Enemy Swim Community Center, Waubay, SD with Episcopal Lay Readers officiating. There will be All Night Wake Services on Monday May 23and Tuesday May 24 both evenings starting at 7:00 P.M. at Enemy Swim Community Center. Interment will be at St. James Episcopal Cemetery, Waubay, SD. Pallbearer will be Theo Thennis, Jon Thennis, Dean Iyarpeya, Derrick Locke, David Bernard, Charlie Vermillion, Garrett Iyarpeya, and Austin IronStar. Honorary Pallbearers will be Charlene IronStar, Hank Iyarpeya, Jewell IronStar and Family, The IronStar Family, The Iyarpeya Family, The Thennis Family, Tom Locke, Geno Locke, Mike Johnson, Barry “BJ” Rockwood, Doug Rencountre, De Ell Cleveland, Jen Shephard and Family, Darlene Williams and Family. The Battle Crew will be the drum group. The Cahill Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements

Timothy Mathias IronStar was born on November 28, 1962 in Sisseton, SD to Lucinda IronStar and Gerald Williams. He grew up in the Sisseton area and graduated from Sisseton High School. Tim was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church and also a member of the Brotherhood of St. Andrews. Tim was united in marriage to Connie Thennis to this union his sons Jon and Theo and daughter Amy were born. For many years Tim worked for the Carnival setting up and operating sting rides. Tim enjoyed traveling from state to state. Later he married Donna IronStar and they lived in Watertown, Ortley and Sioux Falls. Tim loved playing card games, whist, cribbage and spades. He liked a fun game of horseshoes and time with friends and family. Tim was known for telling a good war story and making all laugh with a funny joke. He loved to spend his summers hiking with his sons, daughter in law, and grandkids. Tim was all about making memories; his favorite times were when the whole family was together. He loved having the family together having BBQ’s in the park.

On May 18th, 2022, Timothy Mathias IronStar, age 59, of Belle Fourche, SD, passed away at Hospice House, Rapid City, SD. surrounded by his sons and daughter in law.

Tim is survived by his two sons, Jon Thennis and Theo Thennis; daughter Amy Highbear; his grandchildren Ariel Thennis, Ciana Thennis, Haven Thennis, Kyren Thennis, Akot, Dane, Nevaeh, Destiny, Nessa, and Jackie; his sister Charlene IronStar and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Lucinda IronStar and Gerald Williams and his wife Donna IronStar.


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