2013-01-23 / The Holy Road

~Rudolph Vargas-Running Shield, Sr.~

Rudolph Vargas-Running Shield, Sr., age 58, passed away on January 16, 2013 at Pine Ridge, SD.

Survivors include: Daughter: Jessica (Quinton) Maldonado of Kyle, SD;

Sons: Raymond (Tina) Running Shield of Alliance, NE, Rudolph (Cecelia) Running Shield, Jr. of Alliance, NE, Lesley (Christine) Running Shield of Pine Ridge, SD, Wesley Running Shield of Rapid City, SD, and Jimmy (Olivia) Running Shield of Pine Ridge, SD. Exwife/ Best Friend: Rita Running Shield-Big Crow of Pine Ridge, SD. Brothers: Dawson Black Elk, Mike Black Elk, and Nathan Black Elk all of Pine Ridge, SD. Sisters: Ivis Black Elk and Marge Black Elk of Pine Ridge, SD, Lucille Black Elk of Oglala, SD, and Lenora Hudson and Iris Black Elk both of Rapid City, SD.

Granddaughters: Jaydean Jensen of Alliance, NE, Mysti Running Shield of Pine Ridge, SD, Kayla He Crow of Pine Ridge, SD, and Brooklyn Bordeaux of Alliance, NE. Grandsons: Rudolph Trinidad Running Shield of Pine Ridge, SD, William Martinez of Rapid City, SD, Ayden Bruner of Pine Ridge, SD, Triston Maldonado of Kyle, SD, Armani Maldonado of Kyle, SD, Baby Q Maldonado of Kyle, SD, Austin Running Shield of Alliance, NE, Tyger Running Shield of Alliance, NE, and Terrance Running Shield of Pine Ridge, SD.

Rudolph was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Running Shield and father, Trinidad Vargas; brother, Tony Vargas; grandmother, Jesse Running Shield; and Auntie/Uncle Parents, Luke & Lucille Black Elk; brother, Gilbert Black Elk; and Sister, Betty Lou Black Elk.

A one night wake service was held on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD. Funeral Services: 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD.

Officiating will be Rev. Abraham Tobacco and Pastor Karen Rupp. Burial will be at the Holy Cross Episcopal Cemetery in Pine Ridge, SD.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD.

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