Abel Red Bird


Funeral services for 75-year old Abel Red Bird are Sat, April 15, 2023 at 10:00 at the T&T Center in Wanblee, SD, with Lay Minister Johnny Wilson, Lay Minister Rita Brown, and Pastor Chris Grillo officiating and traditional Lakota services by Richard Moves Camp and Russell Eagle Bear

Military Honors will be led by American Legion Post 269  of Wanblee, SD, with all other Legion posts welcome

Burial is at the Lakota Freedom Veterans Cemetery, Kyle, SD

A one-night wake service starts Friday, April 14, at 1:00 at the T&T Center in Wanblee

Burial is at the Lakota Freedom Veterans Cemetery, Kyle, SD

Online condolences may be left at Siouxfuneralhome.com

Abel Aaron Red Bird “Naza Nablaska Wicasa” was born on May 12, 1947 in Thunder Butte, SD to Simon Red Bird and Kate (Elk Nation) Red Bird. Abel made his journey to the Spirit World on April 3, 2023 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD. 

Abel is survived by his wife Betty Red Bird; sons Brian Herrald and Gerald Bad Cob Sr; special grandson Gerald Bad Cob Jr; niece Karen Red Bird of Little Eagle, SD; and numerous nephews, nieces, and grandchildren.

Abel was preceded in death by his parents Simon and Kate Red Bird; brothers Jerry Red Bird, Vern Howard, Elmer Red Bird, Maynard Red Bird, and Narleen Red Bird. 

Pallbearers will be Quentin Brown Otter, Gerald Bad Cob Sr, Patrick Eagle Staff, Sylvester Thomas, Willard DeCory, Roy Blue Legs, Brian Herrald, and Woody Bad Cob.

Honorary pallbearers will be High Horse Sundancers, Reva High Horse, Duane and Cindy Milk, Yellow Elk Sisters, Dennis and Marsha Miranda, Don and Mariam Archambault, Alissa Miranda, Mike Miranda, Linda Marshall and Granddaughter, Mavis Wilcox & Family, Tisavera Bad Cob Baires & Family, Ronald “Beef” Randall, Todd Randall, Marvis Bad Cob & Family, Alonzo Standing Bear & Stephana, Sam Pretty Bear & Family, Richard and Arvella Moves Camp & Family, Rodney Bad Hand & Kim Conroy, Oliver Janis, Jacob and Wambli Janis, Stanley Young Sr, Willard DeCory & Family, Wilbur White Mouse & Family, Patrick Eagle Staff & Family, Charlotte Bad Cob, Ernest Red Elk, Lee & Mia Herrald & Family, Bonita Blue Legs & Family, Frankie Rogers & Family, Sylvester Thomas & Family, Ron Cotton, Melvin Bad Hand, Yankton Family, and All Friends & Relatives.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD