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Elmer P. White III

December 11, 1982 — November 9, 2022

Elmer P. White III

Elmer White lll       

“Wambdi Naji”

December 11,1982 – November 9,2022


Wake Services

On Thursday November 17,2022

Location: Fort Totten Wellness Center with services beginning at 7pm and traditional prayers at Midnight.

Family will caravan from city plaza to Fort Totten Wellness Center beginning at 4pm.

Funeral Services

Friday November 18,2022

Location: Fort Totten Wellness Center with final viewing and services at 12pm

Burial in St Michael Catholic Cemetery Next to dad Elmer White Jr.

Officiating the services: Traditional Prayers by Brandon Bear heels


All Drum Groups are Welcome


Elmer Patrick White lll, 39 was born on December 11, 1982 (He shared his birthday with Grandma Evan and was extremely proud of this) He was born to the late Alvina Thompson and Elmer White Jr. in Devils Lake North Dakota. He began his journey to the Spirit World on November 9,2022 in Devils Lake N.D. surrounded by his loving family.

Elmer attended Tate Topa Elementary School, Wahpeton School and continued his education at Four Winds High School. At a young age he enjoyed dancing and singing on the powwow trail! He traveled to many powwows throughout Indian country alongside our Grandpa Elmer White Sr. and our Father Elmer White Jr. Through this he learned many teachings about our traditional ways of life. They taught him all things he needed to know about being a H’ okha Wicasa. Everyone knew Elmer by his sense of humor, he always had a laugh or joke for everyone. Elmer had a special talent for beadwork. He carried many teachings and techniques when it came to traditional art, this is a teaching he carried from our father. He was a respected singer who knew many songs and made many songs, when called upon Elmer would always show up and be ready with the drum. It was a way of life for him. His voice and presents will be missed by many people that knew this of him. Elmer was an Amazing Father who loved his children dearly, He had a special place in his heart for his many nephews and nieces especially Princess Evangline White whom he raised as his own. He was excited to become a grandpa to his first grandson in January 2023. Elmer loved all his brothers and sisters and was always there for each and every single one of them, this was a teaching that our mother taught him. Our hearts ache with such sadness. Our precious Brother, Nephew, Uncle, Father, Grandpa has begun his journey to the Spirit World, we will forever love and miss him, and he will be greatly missed by all those that knew him.

Escorts: Lake Region Singers

 Casket Barriers: Kyle, Kris, Kaston, Braxton White, Warshield White, Brandon Black, Jody, Daylon” Chuck”, John White, Derrick Jackson, Sage Fast Dog Sr, Russ McDonald and Dale Alberts.

Honorary Pallbearers:

Lee & Bernie Jackson, Brandon & Bobbi Bear heels, Richard & Lonna Street, Carol & John Barrett, Tessi, Dustin, Bear & Tre Barrett, Erica Greywater, Tessi Brandsted & Family, Inez “Frankie” Chaske, Margret Bear, Michelle & Jessica Hale, Micheal Demarce, Sylvia & Eugene Hale, Sam Merrick, Wesley BigTrack, Andy Demarce Family, Kim & Daryl Three Irons Family, Cora Whiteman, Ann Wadsworth, Bentley Greybear 3rd, Jo (Barb) Jackson, Roanna Demarce, Yolonda Thompson, Jolene Cross White, Monica Rosal, Duane Jackson, Adeline Blue Shield, Rena Little Lohnes, Jason Kingbird, JayAre Kingbird, John & Penny Knutson, Penny Yankton, Kalista, Grace & Deejay Jackson, Joel Red Fox, Natalie Hunts Along, Bryan Mckay, Fred Longie Jr., George Alberts, Phillip Alberts, Buster Fox, David Robertson Sr., Jumbo Thompson, Benard Mudgett, Ronnie Iron Shield, Justin Hook, Jerry Thompson, Jeremy & Rhonda Greywater, Gaylen Robertson, Daniel Cavanaugh, Alonzo Green, Darren Iceman, Keith Longie, Glen Abraham, Tristan & Kristen Red Fox, Steven White, Allen Demarce, Lynessa Bull, Dusty GoodBird, Mary Jackson Steve and Dallas RoseBear. All his cousins on the White side, Alberts & Thompson side. Special Thank you to all the Sundance Families and everyone that sent prayers for our brother's health. Special thank you to his wonderful nurses at Sanford Hospital.

Elmer’s Loving Family

Children: Destin, Bear & Tre (Ponemah, Minnesota), Evangeline, Lucille and Elmer White llll (Evan)

Brothers: Kyle White, Kris White (Margaret), Brandon Black, Richard Cavanaugh (Sam), Ira White, Jody White, Chuck White, John White, Warshield White, Napoleon Longie, Derrick & Billy Longie.

Sisters: Crystal White, Kathy White, Krista White (Sage), Kristy White, Denise White, Angie White, Simone & Simona White, Kami White, Vanessa Charboneau, Mary Longie, Jenny White, Alvina Longie

God Sister: Leora Fox

Special Auntie’s: Willy Jo Longie, Wanda White & Lucille Lancelotta

Special Uncle: Lee Jackson

Special Brother: Derrick Jackson

Grandmothers: Flo Dunn, Sally Cavanaugh, Winona Fox, Geraldine Redfox, Helena LittleGhost.

Many nieces and nephews, cousins, aunties & uncles.

He is reunited in the Spirit World with our parents: Alvina Thompson and Elmer White Jr. Brothers Patrick Dean, AJ Starr, Sheldon Black, Nephews & Nieces: Cante Dowan Sa, Jace Brent, Lora Lee, Inyan Ska Hoksina, Felix Black. Uncles: Valentino White Sr. William “Boy” Longie, Kelly & Zeke Brown. Cousins: Junes White, Lolita White, Dion & Jordan Iceman, Maria & Samantha Fox, Whitney “Trax” White, Grandparents: Lynda Alberts & Casper, Art Thompson, Elmer & Evangeline White Sr. Many, many grandmothers, and grandfathers too enormous to name, but we remember them in our hearts and through prayer.



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Past Services

Wake and Prayer Service

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Starts at 5:00 pm (Central time)

Fort Totten Wellness Center

, Fort Totten, ND 58335

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Prayer Service

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Fort Totten Wellness Center

, Fort Totten, ND 58335

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Funeral Service

Friday, November 18, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Fort Totten Wellness Center

, Fort Totten, ND 58335

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