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Vine Myron Drapeau, Sr.

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“Dear Eloise,I am so sorry to hear of Vine's passing. He was a good friend and taught me many things about the Native American culture. We had many...Read More »
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“Chloe and I are in deep sorrow for the Drapeau family at this time. Vine was our cherished friend and counselor as he introduced both of us to the...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Glenn @ Chloe Dykstra - Retired, MO

“Vine was a wonderful man. He took time to help me understand the culture and students at Flandreau Indian School. He always took time out to help...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Kathy Lundgren - Flandreau, SD

“My deepest sympathy & condolences go out to you K. K.. and to all of your family! My prayers are with you and am so sorry for your loss!! ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Judy Thompson - Egan, SD


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Vine was born on November 23, 1942 and passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

Vine was a resident of Flandreau, South Dakota at the time of his passing.

Vine attended Rosebud Boarding School in Mission South Dakota and graduated from High School at Flandreau Indian School. After High school he attended Bacone Junior College in Muskogee Oklahoma and graduated from South Dakota State University in Brookings with a Bachelor of Science Degree in History and a minor in Indian Studies.

Vine spent four years in the United States Air Force and received an honorable discharge.

He was married to Eloise.

Funeral services for Vine Drapeau will be held on Monday September 19th at 10:00 A.M. at the Eastman Hall in Flandreau South Dakota. Pastor Dave Knudson will officiate. Traditional Spiritual Leader will be Richard Thomas and Ron Thomas. All night wakes will be held on Thursday September 15th Friday September 16th Saturday September 17th and Sunday September 18th beginning at 7:00 P.M. at the Eastman Hall in Flandreau South Dakota.

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