Funeral services for 35-year old Jeremiah Poor Bear are Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 1:00 at the Spotted Horse Sundance Grounds, east of Allen, SD, with Mr Santee Witt officiating the obituary service and Mr Steve DuBray leading the traditional Lakota Services
Burial is at the Native American Church Cemetery in Allen.
A two-night wake service starts Thursday, August 19, at 3:00 also at the Spotted Horse Sundance Grounds
Jeremiah Poor Bear “Hehaka Ska Hoksila” was born on September 20, 1985 in Minneapolis, MN to Willard Poor Bear and Merle Holy Eagle-Poor Bear. Jeremiah made his journey to the Spirit World on August 10, 2021 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD.
Jeremiah is survived by his siblings, Anthony Poor Bear and Mariah Cruz; God-parents, Sophie & Vincent Lamont; Hunka father, Julius Not Afraid; Hunka sisters, Sharon Red Bear-Fool Bull, Rachel Red Bear, and Bernadine Red Bear; aunts & uncles, Elaine & Lindalfo Martinez; cousins, Lesa LaMont, Shaler LaMont, and Terry Richards, Sr.; nieces, Monique Poor Bear and Elizabeth Charging Crow; and special grandchildren, Yamni & Kenai Bernie, Terry Richards, Jr. and Baby B. Canez-Trejo.
Jeremiah was preceded in death by his parents, Willard Poor Bear and Merle Holy Eagle-Poor Bear; brothers, Moses Poor Bear and John Wayne Poor Bear; sisters, Lavina Richards and Delores Holy Eagle; Hunka Son, Santana Trejo; and grandparents, Moses & Rosa Holy Eagle and Theodore & Julia Poor Bear.
Pallbearers will be Canku Cruz, Adam “Sogg” DuBray, Todd Trejo, Alonzo Lamont, Terrance Richards, Jr., Trevor Red Bear, Luke Bad Wound, Jonathon Bad Wound, Jr., Brittany Poor Bear, Beatrice Curry, Britany Juanita, TC Cross, Tammy Mesteth, Shawna Holy Eagle, Misty Standing Bear, Kimberly Shots With Arrow, Lovencia Bad Wound, and Elizabeth Charging Crow.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jordan White Bull, Lori Plenty Arrows, Holly Quinn, David White Bull, Jr., Nikki White Bull, Jojo (Ray) White Bull, Tysha Long Wolf, Khijah & Ricki Lawrence, Michelle Curry, Tara Black Elk, Ohinniyan Trejo, Stella Ueo, Nancy Brown Bull, Heather Waters, Deana Holy Eagle, Nicole Richards, Sammi Yellow Boy, Black Hills Lady Sioux, Tashina Hacker, Rachel Ponea, Precious Fire Thunder, Hermilla & Lola Martinez, Lori Whirlwind Horse, Mina Poor Bear, Samantha Means, Sarah Means, Amber Yellow Bull, Iona Red Bear, Rosie Lip, Elizabeth Charging Crow, Rachel Yellow Hawk, Justin Poor Bear, Quinten Red Bear, Jim Cross, Jeffrey Sitting Bear, Connie Bullman, Jean Thunder Hawk, Shelly Waters, Jared Hernandez, Lillian Whirlwind Horse, Dana Washington, Janice Pawnee Leggin, Julie Thunder Hawk, Ashley Allbee, Krista White, Wakispe Win Bear Runner, Jessie Eagle Elk, Jr., Steph & Neal Kindle, Sandra “Baby Jay” DuBray, Caitlin Fowler, Veronica Escalanta, Brittany & Angela Black Bear, Janice Sitting Bear, LaCosta, Lovencia, Luke, and Jonathon Bad Wound, Jr., Holy Eagle Brothers – Michael, Leon, Gerald, and AJ, Trejo Brothers – Raymond, Jr., Adam, and Todd, Sonia Silva Holy Eagle, Maria Holy Eagle, Sandor & Nickolas Iron Rope, Crystal Iron Rope, Vallie & Ella White Bull, Steve & Lolita DuBray, Tom DuBray, Isabel & Garland Not Afraid, Phyllis, Sally, and Carmelita DuBray, Kirk & Calinda Fool Bull, Terry Fool Bull, Marrufo Brothers – Tony, Miguel, and Ramon, Collen Bald Eagle, Cory, Tammy Whirlwind Horse, Gus Yellow Hair, Mercy Washington, Jim, Elroy, Cecile, Ron, and Richard Cross, Renee & Cole Medicine, Kaylee, Alonzo, and Delilah LaMont, numerous nieces, nephews, and grandchildren, and All Friends & Relatives.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD