Selina Doris Joshua passed from this earth Nov. 4, 2023, in Black River Falls, WI, at the age of 85.

     Selina was born to Westley and Ethelene (Free) Bradford Aug. 11, 1938, in Winnebago, NE. Selina attended high school in Black River Falls and later studied college in Chicago. Selina worked for over 20 years at the Indian Health Service as a contract specialist, followed 15 years of service with the Ho-Chunk tribal court. 

     Selina later moved to Tyonek, AK, with her husband for 20 years where she met the father of her children, Seraphim Stephan. Selina was a pillar of her community, helping at fundraisers and assisting others in any way possible. In her free time Selina loved to play bingo and solve Sudoku puzzles.

     She is survived by her children, Robert (Jenny Ann) Anthony and daughter Michaelene (Nial Masuda) Stephan; brothers William Youngthunder and Robert Mudd; sisters Patricia Youngthunder, Anna Reichenbach, Gloria Ward, Jean Mudd, and Sandy Lanier; grandchildren Billy Gene Stephan, Toni Bismark, Bradford (Janelle) Stephan, Sally Stephan, Robert (Christy) Jr., Wesley, Brian (Brittany) Masuda, Nial Masuda Jr., and Seraphim Stephan Jr.; 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

     She is preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Jennie and Mary Ellen Allowan; her sons, Seraphim Jr., Wesley and Benjamin Stephan; and daughter Cindy Poss.

     Funeral Services were held at the Buswell Funeral Home, 106 S 2nd Street, in Black River Falls Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023, at 12 p.m. Clayton Winneshiek officiated with burial following at Decorah Cemetery. Friends called on the family during the visitation from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to the service.

     Buswell Funeral in Black River Falls served the family (715) 284-2231.

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