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Eileen Janis

Funeral services for 61-year old Eileen Janis are  Sun, Nov 27, 2022 at 11:00 at the Pine Ridge Elementary School Gymnasium in Pine Ridge, SD, with traditional Lakota services by Patrick Janis

Burial is at the Holy Cross Episcopal Cemetery in Pine Ridge

A one-night wake service starts Sat, Nov 26, at noon at the Pine Ridge Elementary School Gymnasium with evening services at 7:00.

Eileen Rose Janis was born on January 12, 1961, in Pine Ridge, SD, to Ival “Spot” Janis and Geraldine (High Wolf) Janis.  Eileen made her journey to the Spirit World on November 19, 2022 at the Pine Ridge I.H.S. Hospital in Pine Ridge, SD.

Eileen is survived by her children Robert Lee Watters Jr and Adam James Watters; siblings Veronica, Emerald, Terri, Francine, Cora, Patrick (Angie), and Ival (Simone) Janis Jr, Yvonne (Lee) “Tiny” DeCory, and Valerie Hernandez; hunka brother Jesse Mendoza; grandchildren Aria Jasmine Watters and Aubrey Cottier; aunts Joyce Goings, Fern Goings, Arlene Brewer, and Melody “Midge” Talbot;  uncle Marty Goings Sr; and significant other Milford Dawson.

Eileen was preceded in death by her parents Ival “Spot” Janis and Geraldine (High Wolf) Janis; spouse Robert Watters Sr; brother Leon “Chuckles” Janis; grandparents Francis Janis, Cora Bird Necklace, Raymond High Wolf Sr, and Leta (Goings) High Wolf; niece Kate Janis; and nephews Jon Garnier and Francis Janis.

Pallbearers will be Quincy Means, Samuel O’Rourke Jr, Will Garnier, Juwon Garnier, James Richards, Dave “Bulldawg” Michaud, Michael Janis, Leonard Peltier, Patrick Lee Mills Jr, Eric Sampson Jr, Eugene Yellow Boy, Shilo Yellow Boy, and Mason Janis.  

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

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