Timothy Errol Red Eagle Sr. “Waciapi Wi’ca’ku Wi’ca’sta” (Generous Giving man)
Tim was born into this world in Aug 7, 1960 to Sterling & Mayme (RedFeather) Red Eagle Sr.
Tim was raised in Poplar. He always said he enjoyed his childhood with all his siblings & relatives. He danced grass with his brother in law Chiefy Boxer and liked to go fishing with him.Times were a lot different back then & he always said he wished he could go back in time.
Tim attended school in Poplar, then took his talents to Flandreau Indian School where his proudest moment was making varsity basketball while he was a freshman.
One of Tims biggest regrets was not graduating from high school, he did however receive his Good Enough Diploma (GED) from Kicking Horse Job Corp.
Tim returned home to Poplar & found his soul mate Twilia Youngman Longee .From this union came 7 absolutely beautiful children. There was never a dull moment in the household. Tim & Twilia were married in 1982.
During his younger years, Tim worked at A&S tribal industries, tried out the oil rigs, enjoyed his time away as a wildland firefighter, helped his people as an Emergency Medical Technician(EMT), loved his time as a reserve police officer, but his passion was working with youth.
Dad worked at Spotted Bull Treatment Center & the Youth Services Center, assisting & speaking with troubled youth.
While doing all this, Dad still managed to find time to work on his cars & fix them up. He was known for always having dual pipes or mags on his cars. Dad love to drag race with Randy Kelsey.
Dad was one of the best backyard mechanics to ever walk this earth.
Tim started youth recreation at the poplar cultural center. He would spend countless hours at the gym with his kids & their friends, teaching them the basics of basketball & volleyball.
Tim took many many teams to tournaments all around the area & was known on the circuit. His CC boyz & Hoop Dreamers were teams that were hard to beat. He was also a sniper from the right side of the court he always joked.
Dad always said he was proud of the 2004 Brockton warriors state championship because most of those boys he coached at one time or another.
Tim loved to cruise around town & enjoyed visiting. He would always have a joke or good thing to say.
Dad accomplished a lot in his short lifetime, he raised up 7 kids, helped his community by encouraging a drug & alcohol free lifestyle.
Dad worked at so many different places.
In his later years, dad was blessed with grandkids whom he adored & would do anything for.
You could always see him cruising with a carload or at the playground swinging with his babies.
Dad battled for years with health complications but never gave up. He would always come back stronger from each scare. Then, his body couldn’t handle it any longer, dad passed away on July 29,2019 at 2:50 AM in Billings Clinic.
Tim is proceeded in death by his parents, Sterling & Mayme; brothers, Dale & Curtis.
Dad is survived by brothers, Sterling, Myron, Vernie, Robert, Frank, Lawrence & families; sisters: Mary Pauline & Rose; wife, Twilia Mae; sons, Timmy Jr, Dale, Leon, Isadore; daughters, Sioux Dawn, Timothea, Samantha & families; Dad said to all his relatives, “they know who they are, insert your name here…”
Lastly, dad was a very humble man, always joking or trying to help someone.
He was sick for a long time but made the most of his time on earth. He raised 7 children & many many adopted children.
We love you daddy, so much! Thank you for being so good to us. You’re in a better place now, come check on us from time to time…
A wake will be held 7 p.m. Sunday, August 4 at the Poplar Cultural Center. A funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, August 5 at the Poplar Cultural Center. Interment will follow at Riverside Presbyterian Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements and condolences can be left for the family by using the form below.