Dustin Lee Janis


Funeral services for 45-year old Dustin Lee Janis are Saturday, June 20, 2020, at 1:00 PM at the Conan Janis and Martinez Residence near Kyle, SD, with traditional Lakota services by Paul Fiddler and Merle Left Hand Bull

Burial services will be at St. Barnabas Episcopal Cemetery, Kyle, SD

A 3-night wake service starts Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 1:00 PM at the Woyatan Lutheran Church in Rapid City, SD, with the second and third nights at the Conan Janis and Martinez Residence near Kyle, SD starting at noon, Thursday, June 18, 2020

Dustin Lee Janis “Batman” was born on January 12, 1975 in Rapid City, SD to Carroll Janis and Virginia (Richards) Janis. Dustin took his journey at this home in Rapid City, SD with his family by his side on June 11, 2020.

Dustin was a son, uncle, grandfather, brother, and father to many, family was everything to him and he would do anything for family. Dustin was a very humble, free, and well-respected person; always helping anyone in need and never judged them for it. He turned dreams into reality and then into memories.

Dustin never forgot anyone; he always remembered his family wherever they may be. He did not believe in hate, he believed in the Lakota Traditional Ways of life, and never gave up on his dreams. Dustin owned his home company which he built from the ground up and lived a very successful life full of love, laughter, real smilez, real criez, and no liez.

Dustin is survived by his mother, Virginia Richards Janis; brothers, Conan Janis and Richard Black Eyes; sisters, Violet Richards Lucero, Satin Janis, and Deserea Richards; sons, Carlos Janis, Dustin Janis, Jr., Kooleo Janis, Dalando Janis, and Rey Hernandez; his four legged son, Loko Bear; and all his nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Dustin Janis, Jr., Carlos Janis, Kooleo Janis, Dalando Janis, Ryan Eid, Bobby Montgomery, Leon Richards, Rey Hernandez, Conan Janis, Santana Janis, Antwan Janis, and Richard Black Eyes.

Special honorary pallbearers will be Beaver Pacheco, Jr. and all the boys behind the walls.

Honorary Pallbearers will be All TBZ Northsiderz, All Ride or Diez, and our Sioux Add Familiez.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD