Frederick Sitting Up, Sr.

of Wanblee, South Dakota, died on Friday, September 28, 2018
at the Rapid City Regional Hospital at the age of 65

Fred Sitting Up Sr. Wanbli Wakantuya was born on July 24, 1953, to Richard Sitting Up and Corrine (Bartlett) Sitting Up.

Fred believed in a life of servitude and did his best to walk a path that honored his people’s way of life. Some of the ways Fred did this was as a marine war veteran, tribal police officer, former council representative for his tribe (Oglala Sioux Tribe), treaty counsel representative, and dedicated his life to the Canku Luta. Fred was also a culture bearer and passed along many traditional teachings to our Tiospaye. Our Lakota people will forever feel the loss of this great man who had a huge impact on everyone's life. Fred Sitting Up Sr. made his journey to the Spirit World on September 28, 2018 in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Fred is survived by his wife of 45 years Evelyn Moves Camp of Wanblee; sons, Alejandro Sitting Up of the Philippines, Frederick Sitting Up Jr. of Wanblee, and Ryan Afraid of Lightening of Rapid City; daughters, Corrine and Carrie Sitting Up of Wanblee and Paula Devlin of Peterborough, Ontario; grandchildren, Waniyetu Marshall, Dante Sitting Up, and Sinawaciwin Sitting Up all of Wanblee; brothers, Tony Sitting Up of Lawrence, KS, Norman Sitting Up of Albuquerque, NM, Dale Sitting Up, Merle Sitting Up, Ron Sitting Up of Salt Lake City, UT, Harold Sitting Up of Las Vegas, NV, Phillip Jumping Eagle of Manderson, SD, Ron Randall of Wanblee, Ed Randall of Wanblee, Todd Randall of Wanblee, Tim Taggart of Hinkley, MN, Ray Montelongo Sr. of Lapwai, ID, and Austin Watkins Sr. of Kyle; sisters, Beneva Stevens of San Carlos, AZ, Doris Cross of Pine Ridge, Donna Sitting Up of Rapid City, Melody, Mary, and Luanne Sitting Up all of Wanblee, Linda Marshall of Rosebud, Daynetta Bald Ealge of Custer, Velma Kills Back of Porcupine, Gloria Randall of Lower Brule, Martha Randall of Pennsylvania, Joanne Randall of Wanblee, Agnes Randall of Wanblee, Jan Zander of Michigan and Julia Randall of Wanblee; special aunties Esther Rooks and Francis Ashley of Wanblee; uncles George Bartlett of Bemidji, MN, and Marvin Bartlett of Rapid City; and numerous other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Maggie.

Wake services begin at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 3, at the Crazy Horse School in Wanblee.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 4, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, South Dakota with the procession departing Crazy Horse school at 10 a.m.

Service Details

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 5:00 p.m.
Crazy Horse School
Wanblee, South Dakota

Damon Rooks - Jun Montelongo - Bryan Hopkins
Stephan Yellow Hawk - Leonard Yellow Elk Jr.
Waniyetu Marshall - Dan'te Sitting Up - Richie Meyers
Brother Moves Camp - Joe Sitting Up - Os Blue Horse

Richard and Arvella Moves Camp
Emerson Elk & Family - Crow Dog & Family
Matilda Montileaux - Hawkeye Montileaux
Eugene Swift Hawk - Emma Swift Hawk
Yellow Elk Family - Tanya Dull Knife & Family
Mavis & Charlotte Bad Cob - NACA Treaty Council
OST Tribal Law Enforcement - OST Tribal Council
OST Food Distribution - OST Ambulance Service
Crazy Horse School Board - Theresa Two Bulls
Babe Poor Bear - Ivan Looking Horse - Faith Moves Camp
Gertie Yankton - Brenda Neiss - Joe Brown Thunder
Everette Iron Eyes Sr. - Stephana Standing Bear
Talena Spotted Elk - Michaela Ashley
Martina Moves Camp - Dawn Moves Camp
Sylvia Moves Camp - Loretta Moves Camp
Wanbli Wakpa Oyate - many numerous friends and family

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 12:30 p.m.
Black Hills National Cemetery
Sturgis, South Dakota

Guest Book

So sorry for your loss
   ~ Sue Hoon Kadoka SD (10/6/2018)
I am so sorry to hear of Fred's passing. Praying for peace for his family and a safe journey. My condolences to Fred's family.
   ~ Ellie Bettelyoun Rushville, NE (10/1/2018)
My deepest condolences on behalf of the Wanju Tiospiye. Our community has lost a great man, father and husband. My prayers are with you and your family thru this very difficult time.
   ~ Russchelle'Quiver Wanblee (10/2/2018)
Thanks for serving
   ~ A VETERAN (10/2/2018)
Mitákuye Oyás’iŋ
My prayers are with you all in this time of loss. Hugs to you cousin and auntie, Jessica and Myself are very sorry we can’t be there.

   ~ Joe Langer Seattle, Wa (10/2/2018)


Pa, Ma, and Carla
Sharps Corner Dialysis Staff and Friends