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Francis W. Byington, Sr.,   Age 69
Visitation Location: Community Center, Lower Brule, SD
Visitation Date/Time: Starts at 5:00 PM for over night wake
Funeral Time: Friday, June 26, 2020 at 1:00 PM
Funeral Location: Community Center, Lower Brule, SD
    Francis “Smokey” Warren Byington, Sr., 69
    Lower Brule, SD
    March 26, 1951 – June 19, 2020
     Francis “Smokey” W. Byington, age 69, of Lower Brule, SD died Friday, June 19, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, MN.
     Funeral services will be Friday, June 26, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Community Center, Lower Brule, SD. Funeral arrangements were made by Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN.
     Smokey was born March 26, 1951 in Mandan, North Dakota to Charles W. and Josephine (Charging Eagle) Byington. He married Winona M. Quilt on October 11, 2002 in Lower Brule, South Dakota. Smokey was a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
     Survivors include his wife, Winona M. Byington of Lower Brule, SD; children, Candace Byington of Lower Brule, SD; Francis W. Byington, Jr. of Sioux Falls, SD; Sophie Byington of Lower Brule, SD; Brian Byington of Lower Brule, SD and Camie Quilt of Mitchell, SD; sisters, Laura Stempson of St. Cloud, MN; Lillian Galloway of Loves Park, IL; ten grandchildren; one great grandson; numerous nieces and nephews and all those who knew and loved him.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, maternal grandparents, John Charging Eagle and Ida Red Hawk (Louis Big Horn), 5 brothers, Charles Byington, Jr., Robert Byington, Richard Byington, Steven Byington and Leonard Byington, Sr., 2 sisters, Jean Marie Crewe and Geraldine Grace Crewe.
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