Funeral services for 72-year old Fontanelle Afraid Of Bear Jr are Sat, June 19, 2021 at 10:00 at the Beatrice Weasel Bear residence in Slim Buttes, SD, with traditional Lakota services by Nathaniel Blindman, Joe & Dave American Horse, Rita Holy Dance, Kirk Fool Bull, and Darrel Red Cloud and special music by Adrian Eagle Hawk & Group
Burial To Be Held at a Later Date
A two-night wake starts Thursday, June 17, at 2:00 PM, also at the Beatrice Weasel Bear residence in Slim Buttes.
Fontanelle Ernest Afraid of Bear Jr “Wahacanka Tokahe” was born on May 9, 1949 in Collier Community at Little Bird’s Residence to Ernest Afraid Of Bear, Sr. and Beatrice Long Visitor-Holy Dance. Ernest made his journey to the Spirit World on June 12, 2021 in Slim Buttes, SD.
Fontanelle is survived by his daughters, January Afraid of Bear-Aspeytia, Stephanie Afraid of Bear, Beth Afraid of Bear-Mendez, Tosha Afraid of Bear, Charity Afraid of Bear, and Callie Afraid of Bear; sons, Duran Afraid of Bear, Ernest “JR” Afraid of Bear, Robert Afraid of Bear, LaDanza Afraid of Bear, Cranston Afraid of Bear, and Norman Afraid of Bear; siblings, Loretta Cook, Anita Russell, Roger Bruce, and Travis Afraid of Bear; 26 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Fontanelle was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Afraid of Bear, Sr. & Beatrice Long Visitor-Holy Dance; son, Christopher Afraid of Bear; spouse, Verla Red Owl; brothers, Aloysius Weasel Bear, Norman Caldwell, and Michael Afraid of Bear; niece, Lynette Afraid of Bear; nephews, Bryan Norman Afraid of Bear, Robert Samuel Afraid of Bear, Troy Norman Lucio; uncle, Fred Afraid of Bear; cousin, Marvin Afraid of Bear; and grandchildren, Richard Crow, Lilith Crow, Katherine Afraid of Bear-Yellow Horse, and Elise Afraid of Bear.
Pallbearers will be Fred Afraid of Bear, Jr., Norman “Denver” Bianas, Ron Cross Dog, Albert Piper, Caleb Scherbarth and Michael Henry.
Honorary pallbearers will be Afraid of Bear Family, American Horse Family, Red Cloud Family, OSTPS, Ten Fingers Family, Kills Enemy Family, Afraid of Bear & American Horse Sundancers, Sierra Family, Juwan Lakota, Cliff Running Hawk, Ron Cross Dog, Sr., Brown Eyes Family, Blindman Family, Henry Family, Two Bulls Family, Julianna Brown Eyes, Tiana Spotted Thunder, Spotted Thunder Family, Short Bull Family, Catches Family, Long Visitor & Holy Dance Family, Weasel Bear Family, Fool Bulls Family, Shannon Long & Family, Adrian Eagle Hawk & Family, Ivan Armas, Hopper Family, Donald Tyra, Richard Gardner, and All Friends & Relatives.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD