Michael Tyon


Funeral services for 72-year old Michael Tyon are Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 11:00 at Joyner Hall in Pine Ridge, SD, with Pastor Dan officiating. 

Burial will be at the Holy Cross Episcopal Cemetery in Pine Ridge

A one-night wake service starts Monday, July 12, at 2:00, also at Joyner Hall in Pine Ridge

Michael was a veteran of the U-S Army.

Michael James Tyon was born on May 31, 1949 in Pine Ridge, SD to Leo Tyon and Alma Martin-Tyon.  He made his journey to the Spirit World on July 4, 2021 at his home in Pine Ridge, SD.

Michael is survived by his daughter, Creedance (Mark) Janis-Brown Bull; son, Derek (Helene Bagola) Janis; grandchildren; Devon Janis, Terrell Janis, Deanna Janis, Dorian Janis, Gracie Brown Bull, Jasmine Brown Bull, Alanis Brown Bull, Aaliyah Giago, great grandchildren; Peirston Janis & Layla Few Tails and numerous grandchildren & great grandchildren.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Alma Tyon; wife, Arlette Tyon; brother, Ramone “Spade” Tyon; nephew, David “RC” Janis, Marquise Mesteth, Correy Clifford, Shawn C. Clifford; granddaughter, Darla Brown Bull; sisters, Bessie Red Shirt-Matthews Agatha Red Shirt, Margaret Tyon, and Grace Red Shirt, Romana Tyon-Moran; and uncle, Roy Red Shirt, Bob Moran, Leon Tyon.  

Pallbearers will be Devon Janis, Terrell Janis, Kristan Black Elk, Kenneth Black Elk, Mark Brown Bull, Jeremiah Moreno, Cody Martin, Brandon Shangreau, OD Janis, and Ted Red Shirt.

Honorary pallbearers will be Rodney Janis & Family, Gary Janis & Family, Martia Cicca Janis & Family, Daneen Martin & Family, Amber Mesteth & Family, Patricia Janis & Family, Carrie Black Elk & Family, Jessica Black Elk, Kenneth Black Elk, Wilma Colhoff & Family, Antonia Little Hawk & Family, Howard Little Hawk, Tanya Janis & Family, Rodney “OD” Janis & Family, Coby Janis & Family, Charlie Jo Janis & Family, Kennedy L. Janis, Brent John Janis, Karla Kocer, Dave Black, Gabriel Burros, Cindy & Gene Giago, Matthews Family, Lema Martin, Tony Martin, Teresa Red Shirt, Stace Standly, Jerry Standly, Bernadette & Junior Denny, Jay & Justine LaMont, Jenna Tyon & family, Gerald Red Shirt, Lyle Red Shirt, Dave Tyon, Guppy Red Shirt, Raedean Red Shirt, Lu & Kelly Swallow Candy Red Shirt, Johnny Witt, Aloysius Matthews, Doug Matthews, John Matthews, Leon Matthews, Lorrie Matthews, Cindy Matthews, Joanne Matthews, Dave Tyon, Gracie Red Shirt-Tyon, Ted, Margareth, & Mary Red Shirt, Len Red Shirt, Tail Brothers, Mona, Nita, & Carmel Red Shirt, Sherrie & Jen Martin, Suzette Matthews, Fish Girls, Jerry Mousseaux, Julie & Pork, Shangreau Family, Yellow Horse Family, Black Elk Family, Janis Family, Red Shirt Family, Tyon Family, Martin Family, Moran Family, Veterans Post 251, Cynthia Bark, Andrea & Carmen Rodriguez, Letoy & Eileen Merrival, Correy Meadeau, Jr., John, Jordan, Monique, and Bradley Mesteth, Marquis III, CW Clifford,  and All Friends & Relatives. 

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

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