Jerry Iron Moccasin

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September 15, 1959 - April 18, 2014.

Funeral services for Jerry Iron Moccasin, 53, of Kadoka, formerly of Eagle Butte and Timber Lake, were Saturday, April 26, 2014 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Eagle Butte. Jerry was cremated and his remains will be buried with his mother at the Timber Lake Cemetery at a later date. Jerry died as the result of a car accident on April 18, 2014 near Philip. Jeremiah Christopher “Jerry” Iron Moccasin was born September 15, 1959 in Eagle Butte to Georgelyn Traversie. He was adopted at an early age by his auntie, Eugenia Traversie, and was raised on the old T.O. Traversie Ranch between Timber Lake and Eagle Butte. He was educated in Timber Lake and graduated in 1977. After graduating, he attended Mitchell Vo-Tech for auto mechanic training. Jerry continued to live and work the ranch with his mother Eugenia. He met Cheryl Hogg and they were married on February 4, 1996 on the Ken and Kate Meier ranch. After Eugenia’s passing, Jerry and Cheryl moved to Kadoka, where he worked on the W.O. Weller ranch from 1997-2006. In 2001, Jerry married Crystal Red Hail in Kadoka. For the last several years he had been working for the Buster and Nancy Peterson ranch south of Philip. Jerry enjoyed bowling, sitting around the campfire telling stories, riding horses, working cattle and playing golf. He was also a big Dodge and Mopar fan. Jerry enjoyed spending time with those he loved, including his ex-wife, Crystal Red Hail, and her three children of Kadoka. Jerry is also survived by a daughter, Lorelie Reiss of Garden City, KS and her three children— Gage Reiss and Kennedy and Hawk Vainerere; brothers James Traversie of Eagle Butte, and Calvin Sampson of White Earth, MN; sisters Marge Thompson of Eagle Butte and Toni Sampson of White Earth, MN; and two aunties, Celinda Traversie and Vivian Sampson of Eagle Butte. Jerry was preceded in death by his mother, Eugenia Traversie. Stout Family Funeral Home of Mobridge was entrusted with arrangements.
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