Alan Jesse White Thunder, age 47 of Reedsburg, Wisconsin, walked on Saturday, March 18, 2017.
He was surrounded by his children and family United in Prayer, as the Creator God called Alan by his Ho-Chunk name Masuska (meaning White Feather) and welcomed Alan in Everlasting Life.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at the Native American Church on Hwy 12/16 in Wisconsin Dells with Lance Long officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 20, beginning at 3:00 P.M. Burial will be held at the Spring Grove Cemetery in Wisconsin Dells.
Alan was born August 27, 1969 in Baraboo, Wisconsin, the son of Howard and June (WhiteEagle) White Thunder Jr. He attended The Nekoosa and Wisconsin Dells Public School District when he decided to leave the public school system and enrolled himself in the school of Hard Knocks. In 1987, Alan then graduated with a PHD from the school of Hard Knocks full of wisdom and knowledge with grey hair and was proclaimed “The Old Man of the Clan”.
Alan started his adult life in Storm Lake, Iowa, providing for his family. He returned home to the state of Wisconsin where he continued being an active member of the Native American Church helping relatives. Alan was voted a Life-Time delegate for the NAC of Wisconsin Dells. Alan was employed by the Ho-Chunk nation in various capacities. Alan eventually traveled the United States and Canada with his son, Garrick Cleveland on the Pow-Wow Trail, singing with various champion Drum groups, Ho-Chunk Station, Southern Cree and Sizzor Trail.
Alan enjoyed playing sports such as football and softball. His greatest sports moments is when he played in the March Madness Basketball Tournament sponsored by the Ho-Chunk Nation. Alan blocked a layup that shocked the whole tournament, preventing the opposing team from scoring. As he married himself for the block, he started to Fancy Dance and War Hoop on the court.
Alan leaves a trail to Everlasting Life for his best friend, Stephanie Swallow; sons, Cameron White Thunder, Morgan White Thunder, Ryan Cloud, Courage Cleveland; daughters, Ava Wolf, Nichelle White Thunder, Sparkellez WhiteEagle and Devin Sky; brothers, Henry White Thunder, Taylor White Eagle, David White Eagle; sister, Orvilla White Eagle; his grandchildren and many nieces and nephews along with numerous relatives he held close to his heart.
Alan was greeted into Everlasting Life by his parents, June (WhiteEagle) White Thunder and Howard White Thunder and so many relatives that touched his life. Alan will be missed but never forgotten.