Norman Chasing Hawk Sr., 86, of Winner, SD passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at the Avas House in Sioux Falls, SD.
Funeral will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 11a.m. at the Winner Middle School Gymnasium. Burial will follow in the Winner City Cemetery.
Wake service began on Monday, March 9 at the Winner Middle School Gymnasium.
Norman Levi Chasing Hawk Sr. was born on Dec. 2, 1933 to Richard Chasing Hawk Sr. and Emma Hazel Thomas (passed away when Norman was 2 years old) Step mother Gertrude.
Norman married Clarice Faye King on May 13, 1957.
Clarice passed away on April 2013 and at the time of her death they were married 56 years and had 6 children: Rose (Fidel) Mendoza, Gloria Chasing Hawk, Norman (Alva) Chasing Hawk, Nelson (Mary) Chasing Hawk, Michael Chasing Hawk and Monica Chasing Hawk who passed away in October of 1998. At the time of their daughter Monica’s passing Norman and Clarice took in her 3 children: Miles, Jacinda and Emma and raised them.
Norman had 31 grandchildren and 100 great-grandchildren.
Norman was a hard worker who worked everyday to provide for his family. He was a carpenter and worked for Virgil Novotny for 20 years.
Norman was very proud of all of his grandchildren who all have special stories to tell about him. He was the biggest fan of the softball team NC Allstars.
NC (meaning Norman-Clarice). He was also proud of the Chasing Hawk Drum because there were more grandchildren singing. Norman and Clarice raised their family to grow up knowing and practicing our traditional ways.
Norman also loved going to Pow-Wows to watch his grandchildren dance.
Over the years they took in many grandchildren. They raised Loretta and Clarissa and a niece Ruby.
He was a string father figure to all his family and loved and was proud of all of them.
Norman is also survived by brothers; Melvin Chasing Hawk, Steve Chasing Hawk, Richard Chasing Hawk Jr. and sisters Pauline Pourier and Veronica Valandra.
He was preceded in death by his wife Clarice, brother Clifford Chasing Hawk Sr. and beloved daughter Monica Chasing Hawk.
Norman loved being with family, he was deeply loved by all his family and will be forever missed.
There are no words to express how much…