Donna Marie Shaving Charger
Funeral services for Donna Shaving Charger, 61, of La Plant, were Monday, June 3rd, at 11:00 a.m., MDT, at the Cultural Center, Eagle Butte, with Pastor Jedediah Jezek, Pastor Matthew Dickerson and Rev. Norman Blue Coat officiating. Music was provided by Daryl Whipple and Elliott Little Bear. Burial followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, La Plant, under the direction of Stout Family Funeral Home, Mobridge. Casketbearers were Ronnie Blackbird, Rick DeHorse, Kevin Different Horse, Sr., Caleb Charger, Dusty Scott and Francis Shaving. Donna entered the Spirit World May 21, 2013, at LaPlant, South Dakota.
Donna Marie Shaving Charger was born September 25, 1951, at Cheyenne Agency, South Dakota to Lawrence and Florence (Different Horse) Shaving. She attended elementary and high school at the School for the Deaf in Sioux Falls, SD. After graduating, she returned home and worked as a nurse’s aide at the I.H.S. Hospital in Eagle Butte.
Donna married Larry Charger, Sr. on August 9, 1972, at the UCC Church in Eagle Butte by Rev. Ray Berry. To this union four sons were born: Kendall Charger, Sr., Preston Charger, Ferrill Charger and Larry Charger, Jr.
Donna enjoyed watching soaps, puzzle solving, reading and spending time with her friends, especially those who understood sign language. She enjoyed being with a special friend, Jean Bowker. Donna was an active participant at the First Baptist Church of La Plant, and attended many ladies church functions in Rapid City and other locations.
Donna is survived by her husband of 40 years, Larry Sr.; sons, Kendall Charger Sr. (Sonya) and boys, Caleb Charger, Taylor Shaving, James Charger and Kendall Charger, Jr. of La Plant, Preston Charger and his children, Sergio and Angel Charger, Ferrill Charger, Larry Charger Jr. (Kayla Red Legs) and children, Ashton, Ashlyn, Xavier and Jocelyn Charger; also surviving is her mother, Florine Shaving; sister, Norma Shaving along with many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, aunts and cousins too numerous to list.
Donna was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence Shaving, Sr.; brothers, Curtis, Lawrence Jr., Faron and Alan Shaving and a sister, Cleatus Shaving.