CANNON BALL -- Floyd Silas Stretches, 61, Cannon Ball, left on his journey, Sept. 16, 2001, in the Fort Yates hospital. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cannon Ball Youth Activity Center with Deacon Virginia Luger officiating. Burial will be in St. Luke's Episcopal Cemetery, Fort Yates.
Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. today at Perry Funeral Home, Mandan, and will continue one hour before services. A wake service will begin at 5 p.m. today at Cannon Ball Youth Activity Center.
Floyd was born Aug. 14, 1940, at Cannon Ball, to Jonathan Stretches Sr. and Virginia Red Stone. He was raised and educated in Cannon Ball and Chamberlain, S.D. Floyd worked for Solen and Cannon Ball schools for 25 years as a bus driver and custodian. He also was on the J.O.M. school board. Floyd also worked at Prairie Knights Casino as a housekeeper. He was currently employed with the Cannon Ball Head Start program as a bus driver.
Floyd is survived by his wife, Corrine; an aunt and uncle, Isabel and Felix Kidder, who raised Floyd as their son; their family, B.J., Gary, Mike, Felix Jr., Carl, Denise McKay, Carla and Loretta Kidder; one daughter, Arletta Stretches; two step-daughters, Stephanie and Stacey Tikanye; one son, Lloyd; three stepsons, Steven Dogskin, Shane and Shawn Tikanye; sisters, Iola Stretches, Mary and and Roy Morsette, and special sister, Mary Rose and George Foolbear, Verna Dwarf, Pat Four, and Marcella Twin; brothers, Jonathan Jr. and Almeda Stretches; stepbrothers, Ray, Clayton and Wayne Dwarf; adopted brother, Earl Standing Bear; special granddaughter, Rachael Georgine Feather; many cousins, nieces, nephews and grandchildren. He raised Charles Lester Sr., Bella Ann Lester, Gerald Lester, Erma Johnson, Alice Lester, Asa Lester and Frances "Kayo" Lester.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jonathon and Virginia; his first wife, Mary; one son, Sam; one brother, Joey; his grandfather, Asa Red Stone; and his grandmother, Susan Onehorn.