Funeral services for 87-year old Joseph “Joe Joe” Brown Thunder Sr are Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Kyle Pow-wow Grounds in Kyle, SD with Lay Minister Anthony Wounded Head officiating.
A meal will follow the services.
Burial services are at the Mediator Episcopal Cemetery, also in Kyle
Joseph Brown Thunder, Sr. was born on February 19, 1933 in Kyle, SD to Matthew Eagle Heart and Mabel (Thunder Bull) Eagle Heart and was adopted and raised by John Johnson Brown Thunder and Julia (American Horse) Brown Thunder. Joseph made his journey to the Spirit World on September 23, 2020 at the Bennett County Nursing Home in Martin, SD.
Joseph was preceded in in death by his adopted parents, John Johnson Brown Thunder and Julia (American Horse) Brown Thunder; biological parents, Matthew Eagle Heart and Mabel (Thunder Bull) Eagle Heart; sister, Lucy (Broken Rope) Brown Thunder, Cecelia (LaPointe) Brown Thunder, Delia Brown Thunder-Big Boy, and Dorine Brown Thunder-Hernandez; brothers, Leroy Brown Thunder and Emerson Poor Bear; sister, Victoria (Eagle Heart) Iron Cloud; one twin brother in infancy; half sister, Louise White; brother, William “Wazi” Eagle Heart; nephew/adopted son, Matthew “Matchie” King; and granddaughter, Veronica Rattler.
Joseph is survived by his spouse, Rosalie (Aragon) Brown Thunder of Kyle, SD; children, Joseph “Joey” Brown Thunder, Jr. of California, John Brown Thunder of Arizona, Ted Brown Thunder of Wisconsin, Tamara King of Rapid City, SD, Lance King of Minnesota, Denise Red Owl of Kyle, SD, Charlie King, Jr. of Kyle, SD, and many grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Chuck Rice, Archie Red Owl, Jr., Greg Zimmerman, Marty Mardis, Wilson King, Vine King, Raymond King, and Joey Red Owl.
Joseph was a veteran of the U-S Army and his honorary pallbearers will be all Veterans as well as all his relatives and friends.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD