Funeral services for 77-year old Hobart Spotted Bear are Thursday, Aug 6, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Messiah Episcopal Church in Wounded Knee, SD, with traditional Lakota services by Mr Mike Little Boy Sr and Mr Chris Brooks
Burial will be at the Native American Church Cemetery in Denby, Pine Ridge, SD
A one-night wake service starts Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM, also at the Messiah Episcopal Church in Wounded Knee
Hobart Louis Spotted Bear was born on April 29, 1941 in Pine Ridge, SD to Louis Spotted Bear and Helen Shot to Pieces-Grant. Hobart made his journey to the Spirit World on July 30, 2020 at his home in Wounded Knee, SD.
Hobart married Verbena Romona Black Tail Deer in 1962 and they had a son named Robert James Spotted Bear. He also adopted Verbena’s children during their marriage – Carla, John, Calvin and Alvin.
Later in life, Hobart met and married Carol Red Star and to this union 4 children were born: Charles, Calvin, Michael and Thomasina Spotted Bear.
Hobart is survived by his sons, Robert James Spotted Bear and Calvin Spotted Bear, Alvin and John Little Moon, all of Manderson, SD and Michael Spotted Bear of Wounded Knee, SD; daughter, Carla Sleeping Bear; and grandchildren, Charles, Tristan, Makayla, Daniel, Antwan and Carteecia.
Hobart was preceded in death by his parents, Louis Spotted Bear and Helen Shot to Pieces-Grant; son, Hobart Charles Spotted Bear; daughter, Thomasina Spotted Bear; brother, Joseph Spotted Bear, Sr.; sister, Victoria Little Moon; and nephew, Joseph Spotted Bear, Jr.
Pallbearers will be Jesse Little Moon, King Martinez, Jeremy Hollow Horn, Michael Cuny, Eddie Spotted Bear, Gary Crooked Eyes, Michael Little Moon, Rick Randall, John M. Little, Henry Clifford, Loren Clifford, Sr. and Angelo Red Elk.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bernice White Hawk, Mike & Lolita Little Boy & family, Cecelia Spotted Bear, Joe Fast Horse, Cindy Little Moon, Victor Little Moon, Roberta Spencer & family, Billy & Donna Jumping Eagle & family, Babbett Thin Elk & family, Charlene Shoulders & family, Mike Little Boy, Jr., Phillip Jumping Eagle, Sr. & family, Martin Black Tail Deer, Jr., Crystal, Loren, Jr., Tiara, Henry and Thomas Clifford, Mary “Blossom” Jumping Eagle, Christine Hollow Horn & family, Mosby & Alvin Little Moon, Carla Sleeping Bear & family, Mike Little, Everett Tobacco, Ernie Little, Scoot Janis, Rick Randall & family, Leonard Martinez & family, Leo Little Moon, John & Cleo No Leaf, Gloria Wounded Foot & family, Johnny Gibbons & family, Jonas Wounded Foot, Jr. & family, Boltz Family, Little Moon Family, Spotted Bear Family, Fast Horse Family, Janis Family, Red Star Family, Hollow Horn Family, Jealous of Him Family, Big Bat’s Employees in Pine Ridge, SD and All Friends & Relatives.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD