Thomas E. Iron
Funeral services for Thomas E. Iron, 65, of McLaughlin, a long-time Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Vice Chairman, will be Thursday, June 28 at 11:00 a.m., CDT, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, McLaughlin. Tom will lie in state at the Standing Rock Tribal Chambers, Ft. Yates, from 12 Noon to 4:00 p..CDT Wednesday. A procession will leave Ft. Yates at 4:15 p.m. and then meet at the cemeteries just north of McLaughlin at 4:45 p.m. to process with horses and veterans to the McLaughlin Blue Gym for services beginning at 7:00 p.m.. The wake will end at 11:00 p.m. Graveside services at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis will be at 11:30 a.m., MDT on Friday, June 29. A procession will leave St. Bernard’s Catholic Church at 8:30 a.m. CDT on Friday to the cemetery. Tom entered the spirit world June 18, 2012 at Mobridge Regional Hospital.