Frankie H. Running

August 23, 1958 ~ January 16, 2019 (age 60)


Frankie H. Running II, Chief Little Elk, age 60 yrs., passed away January 16, 2019, at UH Portage Medical Center in Ravenna, OH.
Born to Al Running and Dian Crow Dog, Chief Little Elk, was raised on the Lakota Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. As a spiritual leader and minister of the Native American Church, he helped many. Chief Little Elk was an avid artist, adapt linguist, and a talented spiritual singer with a unique indigenous style. He was also a veteran of the Green Beret unit of the US Army.
He was proceeded in death by his mother, Dian Crow Dog, brother, Ernest Running, sister, Colleen Running, and daughter, Delores Elk Looks Back.
He is survived by his father, Al Running, wife, Cindy Bissell, son, Quincy Ridley, grandson, Quincy Ridley Jr., granddaughters, Rebecca Ridley, Kendra Elk Looks Back, Tonisha Kitteaux, and Dian Rose Elk Looks Back.
A ceremony celebrating his life will be held at 6:30 pm on February 17, 2019 at Standing Rock Cultural Arts, 300 N Water St., Suite H, Kent, OH. Reverend Lawrence Reddist, of the Native American Church, will conduct the ceremony with a dinner to follow. In lieu of flowers, please make tax free donations to Standing Rock Cultural Arts. We wish him well on is journey to the spirit world.

A Celebration of Life gathering

FEB 17. 6:30 PM

Standing Rock Cultural Arts
300 N Water Street Suite H
Kent, OH, 44240

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