Antonio Roland Gunhammer, 17, passed away November 19, 2019. He was born on November 5, 2002 in Yankton to Laurie Cournoyer and Richard Gun-hammer Sr. Antonio is a member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe. He enjoyed playing basketball, soccer, video games, drawing and watching his favorite basketball team the Phoenix Suns. You never had to ask Antonio what restaurant he wanted to eat at as the answer was always Mexican with cookie dough ice cream for desert. Antonio’s fashion was his passion; he was well known for his clean, sharp looking outfits, even while wearing them Antonio’s clothes never showed a wrinkle. One of his prized possessions was a Chicago Bulls t-shirt he received from his younger brother, Constantine in his favorite colors black, white, gray, with a dash of red. Antonio enjoyed listening to rap and hip-hop music, if you listened closely you could hear him singing along with every word under his breathe. He will be remembered fondly for his long conversations with his siblings, his artistic ability, his fashion, his calm caring demeanor, his selflessness and his drive to make sure his brother and sister were cared for. He was their protector and sunshine. He was loved by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He is survived by his parents Laurie Cournoyer, Richard Gun-hammer Sr., sibliings: Richard Jr., Constantine, Imerra ,and half siblings Patience and Royal Gunhammer.
He was proceeded in death by Grandmother Joyce Gun-hammer, Grandmother Roland Provost and Aunt Tessa Joseph.
Funeral service was Saturday, November 23 at the White Swan Community Center in Lake Andes. Burial was in St. Paul’s Catholic Cemetery in Marty. Peters Funeral Home in Wagner was in charge of arrangements.