Ira Makes Him First


Funeral services for 57-year old  Ira Makes Him First Jr are Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 11:00 at the Makasan Presbyterian Church in Oglala, SD, with Sister Barb officiating and traditional Lakota Services by Mr Mike Little Boy Sr 

Burial Services is at Our Lady of the Sioux Catholic Cemetery in Oglala

A one-night wake service starts at 3:30 PM, Friday, October 1, at 3:30, also at the Makasan Presbyterian Church in Oglala with Men’s Traditional Role Call at 8:00 PM

Ira Anthony Caine Makes Him First Jr  “T’okiyapi”was born on November 14, 1963 in Eagle Butte, SD to Ira A. C. Makes Him First Sr and Victoria Elizabeth (Dearly) Makes Him First. Ira Jr made his journey to the Spirit World on September 13, 2021, in San Rafael, CA.

Ira Jr is survived by his children, Bianca Tashina Cook and Jasmine Makes Him First, both of New Town, ND, Whitney Spears and Ira Makes Him First III, both of Red Lake, MN, Shania Makes Him First, Diana Makes Him First and Cyrus Makes Him First, all of Pine Ridge, SD; brothers, William Don Makes Him First, Sr. and Phillip Yellow Hawk; sister, Maria Makes Him First; uncle, Jerry (Lori Ann) Dearly of St. Paul, MN; aunts, Helmina Makes Him First and Catherine Looking Elk; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ira Jr was preceded in death by his parents, Ira Makes Him First, Sr. and Victoria (Dearly) Makes Him First); son, Jasper Makes Him First and his mother, Joni Halsey; cousin, Nicole Dearly and Wilbur Makes Him First; uncles, Carl Makes Him First and Charles Running Hawk, Jr.; grandmothers,  Lucille T. Dearly, and Lucy Dearly; grandfather, Jimpson Dearly; granddaughter, Baylee Makes Him First; and hunka brother, Tim White Eyes.

Pallbearers will be Waylon Makes Him First, Cody Makes Him First, Floyd Running Hawk, Brian Kindle, Bryan Smith Jr, Chris Tobacco, Cyrus Makes Him First, Donavan Kills Small, and Ira Makes Him First III.

Honorary pallbearers will be Robert “Crow” Charging Crow, Dino “Fred” Stands, Terry Fiddler, Wesley New Holy, Sr., Richard Street, Delmar One Feather, Beau Eagle Pipe, Salina Steele, Yuna Mae Yellow Bull, Holly Steele, Bob Steele, Steve Makes Him First, Carla Makes Him First, Blanche Eagle Pipe, Bobbette Thin Elk & Family, Ace No Braid & Family, Francis Martin, Albert Brave, Jr., Darrell Yellow Cloud, Olivia Yellow Cloud, Wayne Not Help Him & Family, Richard Red Elk & Family, Lawrence Snow Petto, Lance Benson, Robert “Chop” Martin,  Jolene Martin, All American Indian Dance Theatre Members, American Indian Movement, All Traditional Dancers, and All Relatives & Friends.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD