PIERRE — Benicio Braxton Voice, “Handsome Elk Boy” 13 months and 8 days, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019, at his home in Pierre.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday at Diamond Willow Ministries in Fort Thompson. Burial will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Stephan. A wake service will begin at 7 p.m. Monday night at Diamond Willow Ministries with a procession leaving at 4 p.m. from Luze Funeral Home in Highmore.
Benico was born on August 28, 2018, in Pierre to Michaela Swanson “Medicine Elk Women” and Gaston Voice.
His memory will be cherished by his mother, Michaela Swanson (partner, Dominick Ecoffey); father, Gaston Voice; brother, Titus Voice-Talking Rain; half-brother, Giannis Cruz Voice; grandparents, great grandparents, aunts, uncles, many cousins, and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his great grandparents, Pauline Grey Owl, Hugh Swanson, Jerry Voice, and Violet Voice; great-great grandparents: Thelma Grey Owl, Odel St. John, and Doris St. John; two uncles: Tony LaVasseur and Bobby White Light.
Luze Funeral Home of Highmore has been entrusted with Benicio’s arrangements.