Keith J. Little Eagle, 60, Bismarck, ND, entered the spirit world on August 12, 2011, at the VA Hospital in Fargo, ND.
Services will be held at 10:00 am Friday, August 19, at the Bullhead Day School Gym.
Burial will be at 3:00 pm Friday at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.
Visitation will begin at 6:30 pm Thursday at the Bullhead Day School Gym and will continue until the time of the service.
Keith was born November 19, 1950, in Fort Yates, ND, the son of Cecil Sr. and Delma (Leaf) Little Eagle. He attended high school in Ft. Yates and from there he left for the Job Corps. He lived in Ronan, MT, at the Kicking Horse Job Corp Center. He joined the U.S. Army in July 1969 and served in Vietnam and was honorably discharged in July 1972. Keith proudly served his country.
Keith married Melda Crow Ghost Little Eagle. After her death he married, Effie Cross Bear, who died shortly after, due to a car accident, and he remained a single man for the remainder of his life. Keith did a variety of jobs in his lifetime but was always willing to extend a helping hand to anyone in need. He would give the shirt off his back to friends in need.
Keith was a very humble man who followed the traditional way of life. He believed and cherished his Indian Lakota way of life taught by his grandma Mary Brought Leaf. He was a good-hearted man who had a handshake and a smile for everyone he met.
Keith is survived by his sons, Elgin Hollow, Mobridge, SD, and Doug Wiyaka Waste, Denver, CO; his sisters, Arbutus Steele, Bullhead, SD, Connie (Linus) Red Bear, Bullhead, SD, Ardis (Carlos) Salinas, Bullhead, SD, Yvonne (Greg) Feather, Bismarck, ND, and Ruby (Anthony) Shoestring, Ft. Yates, ND; his brothers, Ivan Little Eagle and Cecil Little Eagle, both of Minneapolis, MN.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Melda Little Eagle; his second wife, Effie Cross Bear Little Eagle; his father, Cecil Little Eagle Sr.; his mother, Delma Leaf Little Eagle; his grandparents, Marian Leaf Barney Brought, who was also a WWI Veteran and Barney Bald Head Veteran and Joseph Leaf.
Read Keith Little Eagle's Obituary and Guestbook on www.eastgatefuneral.com.