Wilfred Wind, Sr.
FORT THOMPSON, SOUTH DAKOTA— Family and friends of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe are mourning the loss of a former tribal council member, Wilfred Wind, Sr., who walked on last Friday night when 90-mile-per-hour winds hit the trailer he lived in on the eastside of Ft. Thompson , South Dakota. Mr. Wind was 61.
Wind’s trailer was hit hard by the high winds in a storm that hit Fort Thompson last Friday night. His body was discovered by an ambulance team, who happened by the damaged trailer, between 6:30 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. last Saturday morning.
Law enforcement informed family members who gathered outside the trailer in a circle and held prayer before the coroner removed Wind from his home.
Wind, who also served as treasurer of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe while he was on the tribal council, is being remembered as a quiet man with a huge smile, who preferred to live alone even though he was a father of ten children.
“He was my father-in-law, but most of all a very kind-hearted humble man,” stated Brandon J. Sazue Sr., former Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Chairman. “It was an honor to be his son-in-law.”
Funeral services are set for Thursday, June 25, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fort Thompson. The funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday, June 26, at the church. Burial will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Stephan, South Dakota.