Floyd Running Hawk Sr


Funeral services for 83-year old Floyd Running Hawk Sr are Sat, April 15, 2023 at 10:00 at the Pine Ridge Elementary School Gym in Pine Ridge, SD, with Native American Church Services provided by Verdell Primeaux and traditional Lakota services by Canupa Gluha Mani

Burial is at Holy Cross Episcopal Cemetery in Pine Ridge.

A two-night wake service starts Thurs, April 13, at 4:30 at the Pine Ridge Elementary School Gym

Online condolences may be left at Siouxfuneralhome.com

Floyd Bruce Running Hawk Sr “Cetan Gleska” was born on October 30, 1939 in Pine Ridge, SD to William Running Hawk and Mae Red Shirt and was raised by Lavina Bissonette-Running Hawk.  Floyd made his journey to the Spirit World on April 4, 2023 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD.

Floyd is survived by his spouse Lorita F (Black Elk) Running Hawk; daughter Maxine (Louie) Janis; hunka daughters Marlene Bear Stops, Raylene Ochoa, Ranae & Marian Bagola, Cynthia Johnson, Shelley Little Crow, and Louella Youngman; sons Russell Running Hawk and Floyd “Sonny Boy” Running Hawk; hunka sons JR (Donna) Whalen Jr and Dwayne (Rose) Stenstrom; sister, Bernice White Hawk; nephews Conrad & Donald Running Hawk, Quincy Red Feather, Joe Sierra Sr, Bruce Black, and Duane “Canupa” Martin; nieces Wilma Returns From Scout, Veatrice Running Hawk, Kathy Eagle Hawk, Margaret and Marianne Roan Eagle, Iris (Richard) Janis, and Artigne and Vina White Hawk; grandsons Louis Jr & Family, Charles & Family, Raymond & Family, Franklin & Family, Thomas & Family, Vern, and Hermis Janis, Ashley Janis, Justin Mousseau & Family, Trevor Enos, Trevin Antonio, Boston Clown, Tavian Antonio, Jaxton Antonio, Joe Sierra Jr, Ricky Sierra, and Billy Joe Haas; granddaughters Megan, Alex & Family, Antoinette “Annie”, Marguente, & Trinity Janis, Rhea & Kyana Running Hawk, Ryel & Katelin Running Hawk, Rochelle Lovato, Amora Jojola, Angelina Enos, Danielle Antonio, Antoinette Antonio, Brianna Fast Horse, Paulette Means, Tami Thunder Horse, Sarah Nickles & Family, and Joann Spotted Bear; great-grandchildren Johnathan Haas, Nicolas Janis, Justine Janis, Jasmine Comes Killing, Aria Janis, Savannah & Antoine Bissonette, and Zion Running Hawk; pet dogs “sons” Mato Ska and Wanbli Hota; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and relatives.

Floyd was preceded in death by his parents William and Lavina Running Hawk and Mae Red Shirt; siblings Dennis Running Hawk, Rebecca Johnson, Rose Stevens, Joyce Garnier, and Clyde Red Shirt; sons Lloyd Running Hawk, Aaron Running Hawk, Larry Running Hawk, and Alec Running Hawk; hunka daughter Karen Running Hawk-Walking; grandsons Nicolas Janis, John Haas, Wilfred Antonio Jr, and Marcus Antonio; granddaughters Gilmanita Haas and Mary Dupris; and pet dogs Bandit and Pudgy Jake.

Pallbearers will be Dontaye Janis, Louis “Trey” Janis III, Shawn Garnier, Raymond Janis, Franklin Janis, Vern Janis, Joe Sierra Sr, Chris Janis, and Joe Sierra Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be Louis R Janis, Sam Long & Family, Adam Little Elk & Family, Wopila Bad Hand & Family, Sam Moves Camp & Family, Alice Running Hawk, Monica Titus & Family, Delpha Two Bulls & Family, Louis (Laura) Janis & Family, Darla Black & Family, Everett (Sunshyne) Catches, Lorraine Tracke & Family, Deshea Tracke & Family, Arthur Brady & Family, Ben Catches & Family, All Bissonette Families, Red Shirt Families, Yellow Boy Families, Lamont Families, Black Elk Families, All The Sundancers at Grandma Bernice’s Sundance, and All Friends & Relatives.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD