April 12 1961 November 24 2022
On Thursday, November 24, 2022 Lance “Chip” Hunter entered the Spirit World at the age of 61. Chip was born on April 12, 1961 in the back of a Ford station wagon to Arlette J. Hunter and was raised by his grandparents, Elvira Hunter and Lenard Stephen Hunter. He welcomed his first child, Daniel Bull Bear to the world in 1982 and in 1988, he wed his wife of 15 years, Mary Stickney. During that union, they had two children: Lillian Hunter in 1989 and Samantha Hunter in 1991. He later welcomed his final child in 2005, Nikolis Hunter-Netzer. After some time he moved home and resided in Pine Ridge, SD where he spent the remainder of his life working for the Oglala Sioux Tribe Road Department. Chip was a truly caring man, whether it was helping someone fix their vehicle or shoveling snow, he was already graciously willing to lend a helping hand in his community when needed. He made many friends over the years. Many of these friends were made in his time spent at rodeos, go-karting, mud bogging, and working with cars and motorcycles, to name a few. During his generous way of living life, Chip impacted his family, Kolas and community in a way in which he will be fondly remembered. In the final chapter of his life, Chips was a proud member of the Oglala Drifters, where he now continues to ride among the stars. Chip is survived by his sons, Daniel (Novlyn) Bull Bear of Martin, SD, Nikolis Hunter-Ntzer of Mobridge, SD, and Robert (Rianne) Stickney of Yankton, SD; daughters, Lillian (Andy) Hunter and Samantha (Nate) Hunter, both of Rapid City, SD; sisters, Penny Hunter-Downham of Kyle, SD and Diane Chips-Clark of Sturgis, SD; nephews, Jim and Lenny, (who he held close to his heart); grandchildren, Andylan of Rapid City, SD, Danny Jr., Nate, Merella and Lily, all of Martin, SD; and numerous nieces, nephews, and his many friends he has met along his journey. Chip was preceded in death by his mother, Arlette J. Hunter; father, Gary Lange; grandparents, Elvira Hunter and Lenard Stephen Hunter; sisters, Valerie Hunter, Verine Hunter, and India Starbuck; brother, Scotty Starbuck; and uncle, John Hunter. Pallbearers will be Doug Johnson, Dustin McCollom, Cole Yellow Boy, Casey Walton, Jon Siedschlaw, Big Chris Benson, Joe Dixon, Rich Amiotte, Lil Chris Benson, and Chuck Kingsbury. Honorary pallbearers will be Nicki Johnson, Raeann Young, Heather Yellow Boy, Jane Amiotte, Lynette Kills Back, Kelsie McCollom, RJ Spears, Shane Hagon, John & Karen Carlton, AV Fire Thunder, Noel Larson, Randy Runnels, Sr., Dewayne Gunther, Tony Yellow Boy, Steve Reddy, Benjamin Cadotte, Robert Stickney, Tuki Lone Elk, The First Responders, All of the OST Road Department Crew and All Friends & Relatives. Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 2:00 PM, Friday, December 2, 2022 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church Hall in Kyle, SD Funeral Services: 11:00 AM, Saturday, December 3, 2022 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church Hall in Kyle, SD. Officiating: To Be Announced Burial Services: St. Stephen’s Catholic Cemetery, Kyle, SD Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Lance, please visit our floral store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Lance Wayne Hunter April 12 1961 November 24 2022.
Death notice for the town of: Pine Ridge, state: South Dakota