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Lloyd V. LaBelle Jr. April 1, 1960 - May 24, 2022

 

Last updated 5/31/2022 at 4:45pm



Funeral Mass for Lloyd Vincent LaBelle Jr., Waunsida Wicasta “Pities the people” 62, of Agency Village, SD will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Sisseton, SD with Rev. Fr. Gregg Frankman celebrate. Organist will be Billy Kohl. Drum Group will be Red Storm. Wake Services will be held at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Hall on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. and an all night wake service on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. with Gerald Heminger Jr. CRE officiating. Pallbearers will be Joseph LaBelle, Wayne LaBelle, Brian LaBelle, Uriah Davis, Aiden LaBelle, Alexzander Hicks, Vincent Davies, Eddie Black Thunder, Gene Thin Elk, Arnold Williams. Honorary Pallbearers are Kelsey Eastman, Duane LaBelle, Marie Renville, Agnes Love Joy, Marie Stands, Gunner Baker, Harvey Renville, Chaske Hill, Gilbert Kohl, Robert BearHill, Fillmore Simon, Malcolm Tyndall, Kennard Parker, Herman Parker, Brian DeCoteau, Darwin James, Jerome Renville Sr., Coke LaFountaine, Francis Crawford, Darrel Mireau, Verlyn Beaudreau, Douglas Flannery, Billie Owens, Robert Fisher, Dorthy Tyndall, Debra Heminger. SWO Law Enforcement and staff. Dakota Pride Center Staff and ALL Clients. The Cahill Funeral Chapel, Sisseton, SD is in charge of arrangements.

Bubba was born on April 1, 1960 to Lloyd "Buddy" LaBelle Sr. and Christine Davis of Belcourt, ND. . Bubba attended Sisseton School and received his GED in 1979. Following his mother Christine's ways Bubba was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic Church. Bubba enjoyed his younger days; spending the "good ol days" with relatives and friends. Many stories have been shared about Bubba and his special charisma. He enjoyed riding motorcycle. Bubba played guitar. He and his friends formed a band. Bubba enjoyed taking the family fishing, swimming, family cook outs or just cruising the back roads singing with the radio to country or rock. Bubbas laughing and singing was so contagious. Soon he had all of us singing along and laughing. Bubba and Ursula Eagle got married on July 16, 1984, and they had four children Nicole, Jessica, Joseph, and Lana LaBelle. Bubba and Elly got married on January 8, 2000. Bubba and Elly were licensed foster parents, working with SWO- CPS providing a home for a total of 26 children. They have 2 children Isaiah and Cherish LaBelle. Their other children include Buffalo, Jeremiah and Rebecca. Bubba grew up in Sisseton, Veblen, Old Agency and surrounding areas. As a little boy Bubba fancy danced, he enjoyed going to Pow Wows and later in life carried on that tradition. Bubba danced Traditional at Pow Wows and with Hunka Wica Ya Brothers formed the drum group...Short Foot Creek singers. Summer time meant going on that Traditional Pow Wow trail, loading the van and pulling the pop up camper. Bubba was not a military veteran. But he was an Akicita for his people. Bubba had a God given gift of helping others. He welcomed everyone with a big smile, and either a bear hug or handshake. He touched so many lives and helped so many relatives he wasn’t even aware of. Bubba dedicated his life to helping his relatives. His life of service for the people began in 1982 after following his Great Grandpa Louis LaBelle. Louis was the first elected tribal sheriff. Bubba admired him and that’s what lead him to being a SWO Tribal Police. He served as a director of Security at Dakota Sioux Casino. In 1999 Bubba started work as a Police Officer for the Sisseton Police Department. In 2002 he was promoted to Sergeant and in 2004 he was promoted to Chief of police for the City of Sisseton. Bubba was then hired as security director at Dakota Magic Casino. In 2012 Bubba and Elly both worked at Wicanga, Inc., as victims assistants. Bubba began his life in tribal politics as Heipa District chairman. He was then elected as the Heipa District Councilman. In 2014 Bubba began his work as a CD Tech. at Dakota Pride Treatment Center- to present day. At Dakota Pride, Bubba provided spiritual support for all the clients going through the program. Bubba served the natives and non-natives a total of 28 years of service.

Lloyd is survived by his wife, Elnora LaBelle of Agency Village, SD; Mother Christine Knight of Belcourt, ND; children Nicole LaBelle (Carla) of Enemy Swim, SD, Jessica LaBelle of Waubay, SD, Joseph LaBelle of Enemy Swim, SD, Lana Rose LaBelle of Enemy Swim, SD, Isaiah LaBelle (Sabrina) of Enemy Swim, SD, Cherish LaBelle of Agency Village, SD and Buffalo (Marilyn) DuMarce of Watertown, SD; brothers Alan LaBelle of Sisseton, SD and Michael (Vicki) LaBelle of Ludington, MI.; sisters Teri Santagata of Rhode Island, Linda Meyer of Cando, ND; thirteen grandchildren; Children Jeremiah (Jenny) Wilkie of Wahpeton, ND and Rebecca (Joshua) Redday of Agency Village, SD. Lloyd was preceded in death by his father Lloyd V. LaBelle Sr., Sister Lynn LaBelle, paternal grandparents Daniel and Lucy LaBelle, and Maternal grandparents Norbert & Christine Davis.

 
 

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