Donovan Fast Horse

  • BORN: February 19, 1956
  • DIED: April 12, 2013
  • LOCATION: Pierre, South Dakota

Funeral services for Donovan "Donut" Fast Horse, 57, of Pierre, formerly of Whitehorse, SD, will be Thursday, April 18th at 11:00AM, CDT, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Whitehorse. Viewing will begin at 10:00AM. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Donovan entered the spirit world April 12, 2013 in Pierre.

Donovan James Fast Horse, or "Donut", as he was often affectionately called, was born February 19, 1956 in Eagle Butte, South Dakota to Edison Fast Horse and Nancy Chasing Hawk.

He was raised in Whitehorse and Little Eagle, later living in Yankton and most recently Pierre, South Dakota where he was residing at the time of his passing on April 12, 2013.

Donovan started receiving residential services at Oahe, Inc in 2003, coming from the South Dakota Developmental Center. He overcame many challenges during his time with Oahe, Inc., both internally and externally. Donovan had a smile, that when he chose to share it, could light up a room. Seeing him smile or hearing his laugh could make the most stressful days turn around and help all those around him get through it. He had his days all planned from where he was going to shop to what time his "stories" came on the television. He also spent time listening to music and recording music off the radio onto tapes. His favorites were Elton John and Elvis Presley. He would sit in his apartment for hours and write down artists in his notebook and the songs that they sang. With consistency and responding to his wishes, Donovan was able to find joy. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by 2 brothers, Myron Fast Horse, Jordan, MN and Aaron Chasing Hawk, Little Eagle, SD; a sister, Minnie Fast Horse, Jordan, MN; nieces and nephews, Darwin, Elvin & Vanessa Fast Horse, Fronda Yellow Earrings, Aaron Chasing Hawk, Jr., Justin Chasing Hawk, Ivy Chasing Hawk, Chelsea Chasing Hawk and grandchildren, Shane Chasing Hawk and Malania, Darwin, Alliyah, Annamitta and Mathias Fast Horse.

Donovan was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Edison Fast Horse, Jr.

Funeral Service
  • April 18, 2013
    11:00 AM
  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church
  • Whitehorse, SD
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