Wade Chasing Hawk


Funeral services for Wade Chasing Hawk, 39, of Eagle Butte, was Saturday, March 29 at 10:00 a.m., MDT, at All Saints Catholic Church, Eagle Butte with Reverend Matt Fallgren officiating. Burial followed at the Chasing Hawk Cemetery West of Red Scaffold. Casketbearer4s were Melvin Semon, Jules Uses Many, Thomas Collins, Jim Hunt, Rick Ducheneaux, Emery Long, Bervin Littleton, Russell Johnson, Jimmie Butler and Wiyaka Chasing Hawk. We met at 4-mile Jct. 4:00 p.m. Friday to proceed to the church for wake services beginning 7:00 p.m.. Wade entered the spirit world March 25, 2014, in Eagle Butte.

Wade Lewis Chasing Hawk, “Tatanka Unshika” (Poor Buffalo), was born October 20, 1974, in Eagle Butte, S.D., to Cecil and Lois (Makes Trouble) Chasing Hawk. He entered the spirit world at the Eagle Butte I.H.S. Hospital surrounded by his family on March 25, 2014.

Wade attended school at Takini, graduating in 1994. He was accepted at Western Dakota Vo Tech, however, was unable to attend due to illness.

Wade enjoyed the ranching and rodeo lifestyle, rodeoing all four years in high school, competing in Bull Riding and Team Roping and was the Regional Champion Bull Rider in 1991. Wade was interested in anything that involved the ranching lifestyle; he braided, often making hackamores and rope wreaths. Wade always helped local ranchers and broke horses along with his favorite horse Trigger. Wade eventually became involved in ranching with the help of Jim Butler, a long time family friend, and also ranched with Russell Johnson. He started ranching with horses, buffalo and eventually cattle. Wade enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He attended the Catholic Church at Red Scaffold. Wade will be missed by his family, friends and his dog Lady.

Wade is survived by his mother Lois Chasing Hawk, Eagle Butte; brothers, Blaine (Irene) Chasing Hawk, Wyola, MT, Leonard Chasing Hawk, Eagle Butte and Ed (Danielle) Chasing Hawk, Aberdeen, SD; sister, Connie Chasing Hawk, Eagle Butte; nephews, Kyle Chasing Hawk, Eagle Butte, C. J. Pesika, Timber Lake, Dustin Ward, Eagle Butte and Robby Chasing Hawk, Aberdeen; nieces, Jaymie Gonzales, Aberdeen and Markata (Wayne) Maynard; great-nephews, Lamon, Cecil, Ramsey and Jamerson Maynard.

Wade was preceded in death by his father, Cecil Chasing Hawk; brothers, Ben and Justin Chasing Hawk and grandparents, Paul and Esther Chasing Hawk and James and Lillian (Clown) Makes Trouble.


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