June 18, 1935 - May 13, 2014
Duane Patrick Mandan, 78, of Eagle Butte, SD, entered the Spirit World on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Golden Living Center in Rapid City. Duane Mandan, was born June 18, 1935 to Eugene & Ruth (Horn) Mandan at the Old Cheyenne Agency. He and four siblings were raised and attended school at Old Cheyenne. He received his high school diploma and later, under the BIA Relocation plan, attended Hanson Saddlemaking School in Ft. Worth, TX. Upon his successful completion of this special trade school, he was employed with M.L. Leddys & Sons in north Ft. Worth. He later went to work for Halsey Saddle Inc., and after three years he took a position with Hamley’s in Portland, Oregon, which he declined. Incidentally, Hamley Saddle Company originally started here in South Dakota. At about this time, Duane was offered a position with Porters of Arizona, but again declined the offer. In 1972, Duane worked for Ernst’s Saddlery in Sheridan, Wyoming, and then in 1979 he relocated back to South Dakota, where he was employed with Sans Arc Sioux Saddlery. Duane also did construction work on missile sites near Faith, SD. He enjoyed rodeos, leather, ranch work, and was good at breaking horses. He worked for CRST Law Enforcement as a Jailer, Dispatcher, and retired as an Adult Probation Officer. He was a Layreader for the St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church in Dupree, SD. He was a Green Bay Packers and Vikings sports fan. He is survived by his wife, Rose Mandan of Eagle Butte, SD; one son, Clyde Mandan, Eagle Butte. One daughter, Twila Santiago, of Rapid City; one stepson, Charles Garreau of Rapid City. One brother: Robert Long Mandan of Iron Lightning. Numerous grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene & Lillie (Ruth) Long Mandan, one brother, Chauncey Mandan, and two sisters, Mabel Mandan and Cora Bagola A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Sunday, May 18, 2014 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Eagle Butte. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, May 19, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, with the Mother Margaret Watson officiating. Burial will follow at St. Luke Episcopal Cemetery at Iron Lighting, SD. Funeral arrangements have been placed in the care of Rooks & Red Dog Funeral Home of Eagle Butte. The Obituary is also to be found at the Rooks & Red Dog Funeral Home Facebook page.
Duane Patrick Mandan, 78, of Eagle Butte, SD, entered the Spirit World on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Golden Living Center in Rapid City. Duane Mandan, was born June 18, 1935 to Eugene & Ruth (Horn) Mandan at the Old Cheyenne Agency. He and four... View Obituary & Service Information
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