Funeral services for 74-year old John Conquering Bear Sr are Wed, April 13, 2022, at 10:00 at the New American Legion in Martin, SD, with Father Tyler Dennis officiating
Burial is at the Inestimable Gift Episcopal Cemetery in Allen, SD
A one-night wake service begins Tues, April 12, at 2:00 at the New American Legion in Martin with evening services starting at 7:00 and final viewing starting Wed morning at 9:00
Funeral Services: 10:00 AM, John Conquering Bear Sr was born on October 29, 1947 in Allen, SD to Joshua Conquering Bear Sr and Edith D (Marshall) Conquering Bear. John Sr made his journey to the Spirit World on April 3, 2022 at his home in Hisle, SD.
John was a public safety officer for the Oglala Sioux Tribe for 10 years, a semi-truck driver, and most recently a concrete finisher for Rosane Cement. In John’s earlier years, he helped move homes with Jerry Becker.
John is survived by his spouse, Sally Douthit; daughters, Hope Conquering Bear and Connie Conquering Bear; sons, John Conquering Bear Jr (Janis), Richard Conquering Bear, Peter Conquering Bear, Isadore Conquering Bear Jr, Ron Conquering Bear, Alex Richards, and Michael Conquering Bear; brother, David Conquering Bear; sisters, Wilma Leonard and Christina Conquering Bear; nephews, Doug (Nicki) Johnson, Tristan Conquering Bear, Joshua Shangreaux, Joshua Conquering Bear-Drown, Tilden Reddest, Norman “Denver” Bianas, and Lloyd Bianas; nieces, Jeanine Johnson, Missy Cluff, Carmella Conquering Bear-Drown, and Krista Richards; his dog, Bear; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Edith D. Marshall-Conquering Bear and Joshua Conquering Bear, Sr.; sons, Joseph Conquering Bear and Gordon Standing Bear; brothers, Martin Conquering Bear, Joshua Conquering Bear, ,Jr., Doug Conquering Bear, Jack Conquering Bear, and Chris Conquering Bear; sister, Margie Conquering Bear-Morrison; and grandchildren, Devin Conquering Bear and Baby Boy Conquering Bear.
Pallbearers will be Merle Hicks, Justin Smokov, Craig Dillon, Nick DuBray, Norman Standing Soldier, Kenny Rosane, Wynn Saxton, and Dylan Siscoe.
Honorary pallbearers will be Roxanne Cottier, Emily Dillon, Sandy Two Lance, Connie LeBeau, Faith Shangreaux, Janice Jernigan, Adrienne Hicks, Zona White Woman, Randy Bettelyoun, Bud May, Fred Bush, Sr., Robert Porch, Marvin Grass, Jerry Becker, Terry & Donna Smokov, Jim Knuth, Vergil Clausen, Charlie Cummings, Sr., Frank Mueller, Mike Pisha, Barry Bentley, Lloyd Two Crow, Sr., Tim Palmer, Clarence Allen, Elil Poor Bear, Doug & Susie Justus, Martin Auto Parts Staff, Rosane Family, Ron Duke, Dr. Cazan, LaCreek & Kyle I.H.S. Staff, and All Friends & Relatives.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD