Joseph Janis-Behan – Snow Postponement


Funeral and wake services for 25-year old Joseph Janis-Behan have been delayed one day by the snow.

Funeral services are now Sunday, Dec 12, 2021, at 10:00 AM at Joyner Hall in Pine Ridge, SD, with Pastor Ken Trivette officiating and traditional Lakota services by Scotty Brown Eyes and Will Peters

Burial is at the Spotted Elk Family Cemetery in Slim Buttes, SD

A one-night wake service starts Sat, Dec 11, at 4:30, also at Joyner Hall in Pine Ridge, SD

Joseph Bruce Janis-Behan was born on April 17, 1996 in Pine Ridge, SD to Selam Cyrus Behan, Sr. and LeaAnn Janis.  Joseph made his journey to the Spirit World on November 29, 2021 at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD.

Joseph is survived by his father, Selam Cyrus Behan, Sr.; mother, LeaAnn Janis; siblings, Bernadette Janis, Jayme Janis, Paul Waters, Marino Waters, Anthony and Selam Cyrus Behan, Jr.; grandmother, Geraldine Blue Bird; aunts & uncles, Earl Janis, Donna Whalen-Janis, Renee Janis, and Roger Janis; nieces & nephews, Draiden Janis, Allissiana Waters, Laticia Waters, NaLani Waters-Brave Heart, Liam Waters-Brave Heart, Levi Waters-Brave Heart, Paul Waters II, Kainaa Waters, Nyah Waters, and Eveliah Waters.  

Joseph was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harrison and Jeannette Caldwell, and Augustine Ridgley; aunt, Katherine Red Feather; uncle, Clarence Behan, Jr.; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.  

Pallbearers will be Christian Merrival, Jarrian Ribitsch, Timothy Big Crow, Nathan Whalen, Jesse Whalen, Dennis Cross, Valance Bagola, Steven Yankton, and Luzahan White Horse.  

Honorary pallbearers will be Marvin Hernandez, Walking Eagle Family, Pizza Hut Staff in Pierre and Chamberlain, SD, Brown Eyes Family, Peters Family, Caldwell Family, Spotted Elk Family, Behan Family, Hawk Wing Family, Ridgley Family, Fisherman Family, White Magpie Family, Waters Family, Blue Bird Family, Joseph Charging, Bill Charging, Jaydee Spotted Elk, Harrison Kinkade, Conrad Caldwell, Travis Elk Boy, Lyle Blue Legs, Bald Eagle Family, Kaira Buckman-Spotted Elk, and all friends & relatives.

 Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD