November 3, 1974 - January 24, 2019
I'lese Uses the Knife, age 44, of Rapid City and formerly of Eagle Butte, SD, entered the Spirit World on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City, SD. A wake service will begin at 7:00 PM, Friday, February 1, 2019 at Rooks Funeral Home, Eagle Butte, SD. Funeral Services will begin at 10:00 AM, Saturday, February 2, 2019 at St. John's Episcopal Church, Eagle Butte, SD, with Deacon Jim officiating. Following a luncheon to be served at the CRST Bingo Hall, burial will take place at the Bear Creek Community Cemetery. I’lese was born November 3, 1974 in Eagle Butte, SD to the late Catherine Provencial and Matthew Uses the Knife, Sr. I’lese received her High School diploma from the Salt Lake City Job Corp. At the time of her passing her job title was Environmental Specialist at the Rapid City Regional Hospital, where she worked since 2016. She won an award for “Employee of the Month” and other recognitions while working there. Prior to that she worked at several places as a home care provider. She is survived by her two sons, Israel “Izzy” (Amber) Hernandez, Sr. of New York City, NY, and Solomon of Utah; a daughter, Waninya Hope Low Dog, Rapid City, SD. Her father and step mother, Matthew and Marjorie Uses the Knife, Sr. of Eagle Butte. A brother, Ivan Uses the Knife of Eagle Butte. Sisters, Wendy Fisher of Eagle Butte and Deralee Looking Horse of Green Grass, SD. I’lease has additional siblings from Matthew and Marjorie Uses the Knife: brother, Matthew Uses the Knife, Jr. of Eagle Butte; sisters, Lowanla Uses the Knife, Madeline Sitting Holy of Rapid City, and Delaena Uses the Knife of Eagle Butte. Her surviving uncles include: Raymond Uses the Knife, Bernard Uses the Knife, Ray Hand Boy of Eagle Butte and William (Cynthia) Uses the Knife of Rapid City. Her aunties include: Mary (Freeman) Zephier and Faith Lake of Rapid City; Etta (Michael) Rush, Deville, LA, Marietta Little Thunder, Billie Rose Garreaux, Rose Pretty Weasel, and Joyce Handboy all of Eagle Butte. Her grandchildren Savannah, Izzy, Jr., Kimimila and Roman Hernandez of New York. A Special Friend, Lenis Coty of Rapid City. Close friends at the time of her passing are: Margie and Marcy Edwards of Rapid City. Other friends include: Natausha Eggan, Kelly Finn, Monica Washington and other friends at Rapid City Regional Hospital. I’lese was also very fond of all her cousins who are listed here: Allen, Noel, Darla Tammy Brown Family, Tilla Rae,Taryn, Tristen, Tina, Wallace, Trenton, , Sheila, Raylene Stands For Family, Michael, Michelle Rush Family, Ramona, Raime, Kellon, Sheldon, Gail, Christian, Brittney, Shanon, Shelby, Iben, Jeremy, Yamni Uses the Knife Family, Raynelle, Loreal, Joe, Louise, Billy, Zibby Uses the Knife Family, Kim, Shay, Bridgette, JoRae, Ruth, Becca, Tweety’s girls, Nic, Gabby, Michael, and Quincy, Arlene Agneaux Family. I’lese was preceded in death by: Great Grandmother Jenny Pretty Weasel and Family of LaPlant, SD, Grandfather and Grandmother Raymond and Ethel Uses the Knife of Thunder Butte, SD. Uncles: Gilbert Agneaux of LaPlant, SD, Thomas Stands For of Eagle Butte and Tony Handboy of Eagle Butte; Aunties: Bernadette Uses the Knife of Eagle Butte and Ruth Uses the Knife. Rooks Funeral Home is honored to be of service to the Uses the Knife Family.
I'lese Uses the Knife, age 44, of Rapid City and formerly of Eagle Butte, SD, entered the Spirit World on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City, SD. A wake service will begin at 7:00 PM, Friday, February 1,... View Obituary & Service Information
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