Written by Herald-News
Terry L. Riva, “Chedawica,” “Falcon Man,” 67 of Staunton, Ill., died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton, Ill.
Born Dec. 23, 1946, in Litchfield, Ill., he was the son of Maurice Riva and Pauline Chasinghawk.
He married Sherry Stahlhut.
He was employed as a carpenter for many years and was a member of the Carpenters Union. He was also a member of the Partriot Guard Riders and a past member of Staunton Volunteer Fire Department.
He loved going to and dancing in Indian powwows, also country and western dancing. He enjoyed traveling, especially to Montana. He also enjoyed woodworking.
He served in the U.S. Army Reserves during the Vietnam era.
He is survived by his wife, Sherry Riva of Staunton, Ill.; three children, Kyle Riva, “Shuk-Togeja-Nazhi,” “Standing Wolf,” of Grantfork, Ill., Samantha Riva-Phillippe of Las Vegas, Nev., and Macia Riva-Capuchino of Fontana, Calif; four grandchildren; a sister, Gisele Hemann of Staunton, Ill.; and a brother, Darryl Riva of Springfield, Mo.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Felicia “Pete” Riva.
A graveside service was held Wednesday, July 30, at the Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point.