|Charles “Chuck” Dodge, III, his Indian name is, Nooti nei nen “Sioux Man”, 36, of Arapaho passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at Great Plains Hall with the wake to follow at 35 Great Plains Loop. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at Great Plains Hall with burial to follow at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery in St. Stephens.
Charles Joseph Dodge, III was born April 7, 1981 in Lander, WY to Charles and Carolyn (Wanstall) Dodge, Jr. He grew up on the Wind River Reservation and the Arapaho Ranch. He attended school at St. Stephen’s and earned his G.E. D.
He practiced the traditional Arapaho Ways.
When he was fourteen he went to work at the Arapaho Ranch and worked there on and off until his passing.
He was a Sho-Rap firefighter and volunteered in New Orleans and Florida when the hurricanes, Katrina and Wilma, devastated those areas.
He was a caretaker for his Dad. He liked helping his family and friends, was really good with kids, especially his nieces and nephews. He also liked working with horses and helping his grandfather take care of his horses and also help other people. Charles loved being outdoors and was always assisting other people be it fencing, cleaning yards, or working with their livestock.
He is survived by his daughter, Kerstine Jim; parents, Charles and Carolyn Dodge; special nieces, Hannah Dodge and Christine Tallwhiteman; sisters, Rosa Dodge, Vana Warren, Cassie Goggles, Dee Wanstall, Jennifer Eagle, Virginia Eagle, Sheila Papakee, Raylene Dodge, Amy C’Hair, Shawna Jo Bell, and Christy Wanstall; brothers, Justin Dodge, Gabriel Dodge, Everette Eagle, Royal Eagle, Frankie Eagle, Adrian Eagle, Gordon Eagle, Barney Tyler, Michael Bell, Hawky Bell, Lee Martel, Vernaldo Dodge, Ramell Wantall, Riley Tallwhiteman, and George Brown; aunts, Marilyn Eagle, Dorothy Dodge, Sharon Bell, Connie Vigil, RaDonna Martel, Roseline Dodge, Winnie Dodge, Huberta Dodge, Cora Lamebear, Cindy Dodge, Cathy Dodge, Veronica Lawson, Junie Oldman, Bunny Oldman, and Lou Oldman; uncles, Gordon Wanstall, Damian Dodge, Wesley Martel, Frank Martel, Delbert Dodge, George Dodge, Albert Dodge, Jr. Floyd Willow, Martin Brown, Sr., and Frank Eagle; grandmothers, Patsy Dodge, Louise Blake, and Ruth Big Lake; and grandfathers, Buddy Oldman, Scottie BrownEyes, Rupert Goggles, John Goggles, and Owen Goggles.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Charles Sr. and Jessie (Backward) Dodge, royal and Viola (Oldman) Wanstall; and numerous other family members.
On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.TheDavisFuneralHome.com.
Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.