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Alice E Carufel

June 16, 1925 September 14, 2012
Alice E Carufel
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Obituary for Alice E Carufel

Alice Elizabeth Carufel, of Lac Du Flambeau, Wisconsin, who completed 87 years of devoted service to her family, community, country and Tribe passed on Friday September 14, 2012, due to a long illness. Alice Elizabeth Carufel (nee- Redwing) born June 16, 1925, Flandreau, South Dakota to George and Sarah Redwing. Alice was the youngest of 4 children including brothers, James, John, and sister Elsie. As an enrolled full-blood member of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, she attended the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Flandreau Indian School in Flandreau, South Dakota, graduating in 1944. Alice enlisted in the US Navy in 1945, completed training at the US Naval Hospital in Great Lakes, Illinois, attaining the rank of Pharmacist Mate-Third Class. Upon graduation, Alice was stationed in the US Naval Hospital, Bronx, New York, serving until her discharge in 1946. Upon discharge, Alice returned Chicago to seek employment, where she met David G. Carufel of Lac Du Flambeau, and they were later married on December 29, 1948. Dave and Alice remained married for 45 years until Dave’s passing on April 13, 1993. Alice and Dave were blessed with four children: Sally, Robin, Donald, and Charles. Alice was preceded in death by her parents, George and Sarah; brothers, James, John, sister, Elise and her husband, David of 45 years passed in April of 1993. Alice is survived by daughter, Sarah (Richard) Williams of Broomfield, Colorado; sons, Robin, Donald, and Charles of Lac Du Flambeau. Additional survivors include: 13 grandchildren, 13 great-children. Grandchildren:Great-Grandchildren: •Jennifer (Jason) Wolf of Denver,CO oShane Wolf of Denver, CO o Axel Wolf of Denver,CO •Elizabeth Redwing (Vincent) Sheely of Broomfield, CO oGabriel Douglas of Broomfield,CO oIsabella McDonald of Broomfield, CO oVivian Sheely of Broomfield, CO oClover Sheely of Broomfield, CO •Cetan Wanbli (Eagle Hawk)Williams of Broomfield, CO oTheresa Williams of Hayward, WI oExpected Great-grandson Denver, CO •Ida Alice Williams of Denver, CO •Elisabeth Carufel of Lac Du Flambeau, WI •Emma Carufel of Lac Du Flambeau, WI •Winona Carufel (Jorrell LaBarge) of Lac Du Flambeau, WI oCante Skuye (SweetHeart) Carufel-LaBarge of Lac Du Flambeau, WI •Iris Carufel of Wittenberg, WI •Donald Carufel, Jr. of Wittenberg, WI •David A. Carufel of Lac Du Flambeau, WI •Kenneth Carufel of Marty SD oKenyon Carufel of Marty, SD oKatani Carufel of Marty SD oKenneth Carufel, Jr. of Marty SD oRobyn Carufel of Marty SD oKale Carufel of Marty SD •Dakotah Carufel of Lac Du Flambeau, WI •Charles Carufel, Jr. of Lac Du Flambeau, WI •Cousin: oBeverly Wakeman of Flandreau,SD oJuanita Nesji of Sioux Falls,SD oRobert Redwing of Flandreau, SD •Nephews/ Nieces: oRaymond Redwing of Flandreau, SD oIda Hasvold of Bonner Springs KS The wake services were held at 7:00 pm on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at the Lac Du Flambeau Tribal Multi-purpose building, with a 10:00 Mass held at the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Lac Du Flambeau, and internment in the Lac Du Flambeau Community cemetery. Pall bearers included grandsons, David A. Carufel, Kenneth Carufel, Dakotah Carufel, Donald Carufel, nephews, Michael Anthony Carufel and William Kuckkahn. The Lac Du Flambeau Tribal Veterans provided honors for their fallen comrade.

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