Darren John Red Bear


Darren John Red Bear was born on June 5, 1993 in Pine Ridge, SD to Susann Runs Along The Edge-Red Bear. Darren joined his loved ones in Heaven on June 14, 2022 in Lincoln, NE.

Darren was a caring, loving, and supportive person. He sure was one of a kind, he became friends with everyone he met. Darren had a heart of gold, one thing he loved doing was fishing and playing the PS4 online. He was a hard worker and helped anyone who needed help. He was a gentleman who loved his family and friends. Darren will be missed by many.

Darren is survived by his daughter, Khloe Red Bear; siblings, Pearl Red Bear, Kadin Red Bear, Bryan Red Bear, Robbie (Starkey) Poor Thunder, Elizabeth Starkey, Alicia Briones, Brandon Bad Wound, Duane I. Starkey, and Albert Starkey; godparents, Alex DuBray, Sr. and the late Maria Whirlwind Horse; aunts, Cheryl Hudelson, Verna Sanchez, Peggy DuBray, and Elizabeth DuBray; uncles, John Whirlwind Horse, Michael Whirlwind Horse, Sr., and Ronald DuBray, Sr.; great grandfather, Russell Whirlwind Horse; and numerous nieces & nephews.

Darren was preceded in death by his mother, Susann Red Bear; brothers, Moses Red Bear, Frank Red Bear, and Adrian Red Bear; special aunt, Maria Whirlwind Horse; uncles, Raymond Whirlwind Horse, Jr. and Paul Whirlwind Horse; aunt, Pauline Whirlwind Horse; great grandmother, Pearl Whirlwind Horse; grandmother, Elizabeth DuBray; and grandfathers, Raymond Whirlwind Horse, Sr. and Alex Long Pumpkin.

Pallbearers will be Kody Jordan, Kameron Jordan, Jefrey Whirlwind Horse, Michael Whirlwind Horse, Jr., Jason Tilden, Isiah Starke, Lance House, Keanue Red Bear, Alex DuBray, Jr., and Sage DuBray.

Honorary pallbearers will be Midwest Demolition Co-Workers, Sandra & Alex Leaf & Family, Jillian Baker & Family, Julie Araiza & Family, Jasmine DuBray & Family, Benita DuBray & Family, Janelle Whirlwind Horse & Family, Jolissa Catches & Family, Taliyah Whirlwind Horse, Devona Lone Wolf & Family, Peggy DuBray & Family, Liz DuBray & Family, Sonja Brave Bird & Family, Alex DuBray, Sr. & Family, DuBray Family, Whirlwind Horse Family, and All Friends & Relatives.

Wake Services: Two night wake service starting at 4:00 PM, Thursday, June 23, 2022 at the American Horse School in Allen, SD
Funeral Services: 3:00 PM, Saturday, June 24, 2022 at the American Horse School in Allen, SD
Officiating: Fr. Ron Seminara, S.J.
Burial Services: St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Allen, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD