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Wade "Pretty Boy" Zephier

May 18, 1986 — October 15, 2015

Wade “Pretty Boy” Zephier, 29, of the Lower Sioux Community, Morton, and formerly of the Yankton Sioux Community died Thursday, October 15, 2015 at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Visitation will be held at the Community Hall on the Lower Sioux Community from 3 p.m. Sunday, October 18 until 9 a.m. Monday, October 19. Visitation will continue on Monday, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Yankton Sioux Tribe South Housing Gymnasium in Wagner, South Dakota. Burial will be held at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Marty, South Dakota.

Local arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral Service of Redwood Falls. E-mail condolences may be sent via .

Wade Zephier, the son of Sherwyn B. Zephier and Lydia M. Neis was born May 18, 1986 in Marshall. He grew up in Minnesota and South Dakota. He graduated from Marty Indian School in 2004 and attended Minnesota State University, Mankato. He was employed as a chef at Old Chicago in Sioux Falls for three years. He loved cooking and the sport of basketball.

Pretty Boy is survived by his parents; children Braxton Maxine Nedred of Wagner, South Dakota, Alana Kiyukan of Sioux Falls and Wade Pretty Boy James Kiyukan of Sioux Falls; and siblings Glen O. “Chaske” Zephier of Wagner, Red Sky Zephier and Sherwin R. Zephier, both of Greenwood, South Dakota, and Marcel D. Zephier of Redwood Falls.

Blessed be his memory.
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