Written by Wolf Point Herald
Jeremy Tate Stiffarm, Wambli Kneishka, “Golden Eagle,” 35, of Wolf Point, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at the family home. He received his name from the late Jerome “Buster” Fourstar. His nickname was “Chaba."
He was born Aug. 18, 1977, in Wolf Point to James D. “Tater” Stiffarm and Jonny Cantrell-Bear Cub. He attended Wolf Point Head Start, Wolf Point Elementary School, Bell Junior High and High School in Golden, Colo., and graduated from Wolf Point High School in 1995. In Colorado, he was in the marching band which competed in competitions throughout the Rocky Mountain states. He played the saxophone and guitar. He was one of the outstanding Colorado students chosen to welcome President George Bush Sr. at Denver International Airport when he came to Denver, Colo.
He was raised in the Wicohan and LDS religions from birth and was a member of the Hudesana (RedBottom) and Wadopana (Canoe Paddler) Clans of the Nakota Nation of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes. He has many relatives both north and south of the Medicine Line whom all held a special place in his heart.
After high school graduation, he moved to Denver to live with his mother and worked at the Denver International Airport for Hudson Books as head sales clerk for several years. In 2004, he moved back to Wolf Point and began his career at the Sherman Motor Inn in October 2005. He was desk clerk/friendly greeter and all- round “everything” staff when the Sherman was short-handed. He worked there until his death. He loved having a “good time” with all his friends.
He is survived by his parents, James D. “Tater” Stiffarm (friend, Velma) of South Dakota and Jonny Cantrell-BearCub of Wolf Point; his bro thers, James Kipp Stiffarm of Poplar, Joshua Jon Stiffarm of Aurora, Colo.; his sister, JoDene Sherwood of Aurora, Colo.; and his adopted sisters, Victoria Fourstar of Havre and Olivia Fourstar Imlay.
His funeral service was held Friday, Sept. 28, at the Community Hall in Oswego. Interment was at the Oswego Presbyterian Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.