Darryl Keith Terkildsen, age 18 of Wanblee, South Dakota, died October 16, 2010, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Darryl Keith Terkildsen, Dae Day, was born January 20, 1992 in Philip, SD, in a cold, blowing, winter storm that struck the area. Born was a robust, beautiful baby boy with glorious black hair, a mother's pride and a little brother to Kenneth and Audrey Terkildsen. Darryl left this world to be with his family that preceded him in death on October 16, 2010.
Meeting and guiding him home was his maternal grandparents, Joyce Quiver and Dahlmond Terkildsen, and his paternal grandfather, Francis Thunder Hawk.
Darryl lived a short, hard life, journeying always against the grain. Not always easy, but kind hearted mixed with extreme energy in all that he did. Darryl attended elementary schools in Kadoka, Crazy Horse and Long Valley. He attended ninth grade at Central High School. Realizing how hard life is without a basic education, his last days here Darryl was working on going back and finishing high school.
Darryl worked in house keeping and the custodial areas. Darryl would spend all of his hard earned money purchasing spray paint. Darryl was a regular art contributor to Art Alley and would do various works of art for friends and relatives. His artistic ability also went towards making his own songs. Darryl would flow his own rap songs. It is known that he never held onto a song, he was always movin on. Darryl also used his artistic abilities in designating tattoos and became skilled in the tattoo application process as well. In his spare time Darryl loved playing basketball and would play for hours on end. Darryl loved to dress in the latest gangster fashions, especially with extra large NBA jerseys and South Pole brand clothing.
Grateful for having shared his life are his mother, Myrna Terkildsen, and Abraham LeDeaux of Manderson; his father, Darryl Thunder Hawk, of Minneapolis, Minnesota; his older brother, Kenny Terkildsen, of Sioux Falls; his older sister, Audrey Terkildsen, of Brentwood, California; his younger siblings, Bryan and Victoria Lettelier, of Kadoka; his grandmother, Cecelia Bald Eagle Bear, of Minneapolis; and many uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Darryl will be greatly missed, but appreciative by all family, relatives and friends that he has come home.
Wake Services will held at the TNT Center in Wanblee beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 21, and continue until funeral services.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 23, at the TNT Center in Wanblee.
Burial will be at the Quiver Hill Family Cemetery.
Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Kadoka. His online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com