Funeral services for 70-year old Edgar Bear Runner Sr are Monday, July 12, 2021 at 2:00 at the Porcupine Presbyterian Church in Porcupine, SD, with traditional Lakota services by Mr Jerome LeBeau
Burial is at the Bear Runner Family Cemetery in Porcupine
Visitation is Sunday, July 11, from 10:00 AM to noon at the Bear Runner residence, 2613 Castle Heights Place in Rapid City, SD, followed by an all-night wake service starting at 2:00 at the Porcupine Presbyterian Church in Porcupine
Edgar Donroy Bear Runner Sr “Zuya Ohitika” was born on May 28, 1951 in Pine Ridge, SD to Oscar Bear Runner and Grace (Rock) Bear Runner. Edgar made his journey to the Spirit World on July 4, 2021 in Rapid City, SD.
Edgar was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar & Grace Bear Runner; siblings, Donald Bear Runner, Harold Bear Runner, Lillian Bear Runner of Pine Ridge, SD, Leola Bear Runner of Kyle, SD, and Leslie Howard Bear Runner; grandparents, John Rock, Florence Lone Hill, Joseph Bear Runner, and Emma (Young Dog) Bear Runner; father-in-law, Harris Yellow Cloud, mother-in-law, Winifred White Eyes; brother-in-laws, Emmanuel Yellow Cloud and Steven Yellow Cloud; son-in-law, Edwin Kills In Water; and grandsons, James St. John, and Thomas St. John.
Edgar is survived by his wife of 45 years, Violet Bear Runner; children, Walitaka Bear Runner, Wambli (Stacey) Sargent-Bear Runner, Wakinyan Bear Runner, Wamni Yamni (Jesse) Bear Runner, Wakispe Bear Runner, Steven (Veronica) Jedlicka-Bear Runner, Edgar Bear Runner, Jr., Richard Bear Runner, Joseph Bear Runner, and Samuel Bear Runner; siblings, Dennis Bear Runner, Ramon Bear Runner, Beldine White Eyes of Porcupine, SD, and Dorothy Sandoval of Taos, NM; Hunka siblings, Leonard Peltier of Leavenworth, KS, Jim Robideaux of Kyle, SD, and Stan Holder of Gracemont, OK; 60 grandchildren, and 41 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Ron Mesteth, Oscar Mendoza, Edgar Bear Runner III, Shaidean Bear Runner, Emanuel Bear Runner, Jameson St. John, Rodney Janis, and Rain Bear Runner.
Honorary pallbearers will be All American Indian Movement Activists & Members, Russell Loud Hawk, Bill Means, Ted Means, Vernon Bellecourt, Clyde Bellecourt, Stanley Holder, Donnie Pourier & family, Frank Dreamer, Jean Roach, Robert Free, Shirley Free, Preston Randolph, Cih’aed Mae Fhearghuis, JD Nash, Ed & Tina Lovato, Tom Cook, Tom Harvey, Severt Young Bear, Jr., Hank Means, Larry Handboy, Dusty LeBeau, Beau LeBeau, Wally Jealous of Him & family, Iggy Jealous of Him & family, Jean Roach, Phillip Good Crow & family, Charlie Abourezk, Olowan Martinez, Dino Butler, Lenny Foster, Karen Red Elk & family, Manny Moreno, Helena Nyberg, Mabel Ann Phillips, Owen Luck, David Tilsen, Mark Tilsen, Aaron Desersa, Chris Waters, Simon Weston, Kevin Trueblood, Donnie Pourier, Waylon Gaddie, Red Boy Means, Melvin Young Bear & family, Alan Mackey, Travis & Fat Boy Mesteth & family, Mike Little Boy & family, Rick & Ethleen Two Dogs, Hollow Horn Sisters, Richard Moves Camp & family, Irene Bear Runner, Tom & Lisa Cheyenne, Rock families, Lone Hill families, Running Bear families, Young Dog families, Kills Bark families, Little family, Jumping Eagle family, Looks Twice family, Little Hawk family, Eileen Janis & family, High Wolf family, Means families, Dino Butler, Bruce Ellison, Jessi & Julie Vocu, Hornbeck family, Irv Provost & family, Dan Rodriguez & family, Casey Weston & family, Ronnie & Lonnie Mesteth, Wakinyan Opa Oyate, Tammy Lucero, Fast Horse families, Yellow Cloud family, Jonathon St. John, Perry Zephier, Doug Bissonette, Roberta Crazy Thunder, Freda Brewer, Betty Brewer, Rhonda Two Eagle, Madonna Thunder Hawk, Jean Zephier, Barney White Face, Georgia Icul & family, Ken Ferguson, Lenny Foster, Marlowe Swan, Dony Cuny, Russell James Houle, James Robideaux, Paulette D’auteuil, Larry Hand Boy, Renee Hand Boy & family, Jesse Bear Runner, Dillon Ashley, Roger & Julie Yellow Cloud & family, Roy Stone, Loud Hawk Family, Davey Pourier, Lucke family, Merletta Soldier Wolf & family, Banks family, Suzanna Kills Back & family, Velma Kills Back & family, Alex White Plume & family, Carter Camp & family, Clement Locke & family, Pete Pipe, Waldron Jealous, Louis Jealous, Jim Cedar Face & family, George Two Eagle, Sr., Carol Mandden & family, Ben & Alvina Feather & family, Louise Big Boy & family, Veterans of Wounded Knee 1973, and All Friends & Relatives.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD