Josephine Gerry was born on April 26, 1928 in Potato Creek, SD to Benjamin Sitting Up and Gertie (Breast) Sitting Up. Josephine made her journey to the Spirit World on February 10, 2017 at the Kadoka Care Center in Kadoka, SD.
Josephine is survived by her children, Arlene Marie Freeman of San Francisco, CA, Benjamin Sitting Up III of Wanblee, SD, Ronald James Sitting Up of Salt Lake City, UT, Harold Gene Sitting Up of Las Vegas, NV, Daynetta Beautiful Bald Eagle of Argyle, SD, Nicholas Baumberger of Minneapolis, MN, Debra Wright of Portland, OR, Frederick Pete Sitting Up of Wanblee, SD, Tony Sitting Up of Lawrence, KS, and Beneva Stevens of San Carlos, AZ; sisters, Frances Ashley and Esther Rose Rooks both of Wanblee, SD; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.
Josephine was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Gertie Sitting Up; spouse, Seth Gerry; children, Audrey Mae Sitting Up, Thomas Morgan Gerry, John Sitting Up, and Magdaline Sitting Up; brothers, Raymond, Earl, Gilbert, Francis, Richard, and Benjamin Sitting Up, Jr.; sisters, Irene and Dorothy Sitting Up; and grandsons, Brett Matthew Freeman and Leonard Joseph Sitting Up.
A one night wake service was held for Josephine starting at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the Wanblee CAP Office in Wanblee, SD with Rosary services starting at 7:00 PM at the CAP Office. Mass of Christian Burial will be held today at 10:00 AM, Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the Wanblee, CAP Office in Wanblee, SD with Father Rick Abert, S.J. officiating. Burial services will conclude at 3:00 PM, Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, SD.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD.