Brian Thunder Shield Sr


Funeral services for 53-year old Brian Thunder Shield Sr are Thurs, May 12, 2022 at 2:00 CT at the Norris Township Hall in Norris, SD, with Pastor John officiating and traditional Lakota services by Russell Eagle Bear Sr.

Burial is at St Paul’s Episcopal Cemetery, Norris, SD

A two-night wake service starts Tues, May 10, at 10:00 CT at the Norris Township Hall in Norris and resumes Wed, May 11, at noon.

Brian Keith Thunder Shield Sr was born on August 22, 1968 in Rosebud, SD to Fred Thunder Shield Sr and Marion (Edwards) Thunder Shield.  Brian made his journey to the Spirit World on April 30, 2022 at the Bennett County Nursing Home in Martin, SD.

Brian resided in Blackpipe, SD with his parents and grew up in Minneapolis, MN with his uncle Willard Male Bear, Sr.  Brian returned back to the reservation and also lived in Sioux Falls, SD.  Brian married Minerva At The Straight and to this union had five children, Brainna, Brittany, Brian, Jr., Brendon, and Jacob.  

Brian is survived by daughters, Brianna (Jace Anderson, Sr.) Thunder Shield and Brittany Thunder Shield; sons, Brian Thunder Shield, Jr., Brendon Thunder Shield, and Jacob Thunder Shield; step-sons, Chris & Dillon; and siblings, Gayalynn Thunder Shield and Fred Thunder Shield, Jr.; grandchildren, Delillon, Carter, and Jace Anderson, Jr., Cody Poppin, Caroline, Brayden, Annecia, Azeala, Cody, Jr., and Nova Keiann Thunder Shield; Jaiker and Zyanna Thunder Shield; nieces & nephews, Sheldon Wooden Knife, Asa Wooden Knife, Jaret Wooden Knife, Lesley Ann Wood Knife, and Trent Wooden Knife.

Brian was preceded in death by his parents, Fred, Sr. and Marion (Edwards) Thunder Shield; children, Lakota Win Thunder Shield and Autumn Thunder Shield; and grandparents, Vincent and Esther Thunder Shield, Narcisse Edwards, Sr., and Martha Quick Bear.

Pallbearers will be Asa Wooden Knife, Jaret Wooden Knife, Sr., Sheldon Wooden Knife, Jerome Eagle Bear, Sr., Joe Larvie, Sr., and Wiyaka Eagleman.

Honorary pallbearers will be all friends & relatives.  

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD