Marcell “Baby Dean” Bull Bear


Funeral services for 67-year old Marcell “Baby Dean” Bull Bear are Friday, June 3, 2022 at 10:00 at the Bull Bear residence 299 BIA Route 401 near Kyle, SD, with traditional Lakota services by Steve DuBray and Eyapaha by Pat Bad Hand and Jerry Dearly

Burial is at the Bull Bear Family Plot in Kyle

A one-night wake service starts Thurs, June 2, 2022 at 11:00 at the Bull Bear residence

Marcell  Dean Bull Bear, “Mato Ota” was born on November 9, 1954 in Pine Ridge, SD to Isabelle Featherman and Morris Bull Bear.  Marcell made his journey to the Spirit World on May 25, 2022 at his home near Kyle, SD.

Marcell is survived by his wife, Hazel Iron Cloud; children, Marques John (Delphina) Bull Bear, Vivian Rose(Carlos) Orozco, Shannell Mae Bull Bear, Carrie June(Late Darrell II) Blackbird, Molly Thunder Chief, Mathew Bull Bear, and Kelly Moore; brother, Morris (Claudine) Bull Bear; sisters, Emma (Jim) Featherman-Sam, Betty Bull Bear, Elizabeth Bull Bear, Deloris Bull Bear, and Judith Bull Bear; grandchildren, Nashae (Inyan)Eagle Elk , Dionna (Dawson)Bull Bear, Delilah Thunder Chief, Lalani (Antonio)Bull Bear, Daevonna (Chaz)Bull Bear, Ashlynn Abbey, Deondra BlackBird, Myles Bull Bear, Darrell Blackbird III, Selena Orozco, Carlos “Danny Boy” Orozco, Wanbli Ho Waste Win Bull Bear, Marquee Bull Bear, Elena Hazel Orozco, Araya Abbey, Melena Orozco, and Tanksi Orozco; great grandchildren, Amira Gracie Bull Bear, Mni Unnipi Win Eagle Elk, Jaxton LaBrake, Wanahca Wastela Zi Win Yellow Fat, and Emma Faye Eagle Elk; and numerous nephews, nieces and hunka childen.

Marcell was preceded in death by his mother, Isabelle Featherman; father, Morris Bull Bear; brothers, Delano Featherman, Ed Youngman Afraid of His Horses, and Moses Bull Bear; grandchildren, Daryon R. Blackbird and Marcella Grey Grass; and all of his Old Time Friends.

Pallbearers will be Darrell Blackbird III, Myles Bull Bear, Carlos “Danny Boy” Orozco, Ted Red Shirt, Inyan Eagle Elk, Thomas Dillon, Kullo Sam, Tim Stover, Daniel Bull Bear, Dana “Never Passes the Ball” Dupris, and Carlos Orozco.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Dearly MN, Pat Bad Hand Rosebud SD, Iron Cloud Family, Jim Red Eagle, Bailey One Horn Kyle SD, Louie Bronson Rapid City SD, Narcissi Heart, Dana Dupris Eagle Butte SD, James Two Crow, Wallace and Taylor White Dress, Marty and Martin One Horn, Bucky Kills Straight, Ryan Jumping Eagle, Jim Christenson, John Hass, Bryon Brewer, Mary Tobacco. Milton Around Him, Austin Last Horse, Frank Carlson, Jared Two Crow, Ed and Denise Harris, Matt Janis, Dubray Family, Heart Family, Gaddie Family, Hank and Shirley Murphy, Red Cloud Family, Red Owl Family, Apple Family, Phelps Family, LaBrake Family, Broken Nose family, Last Horse Family, One Horn Family, White Hat Family, Taken Alive Family, Uses Arrow Family, Chubb Hietizle Family, Thunder Bull Family, Archambault Family, Lone Hill family, Around Him Family, Old Horse Family, Vienna Red Feather and Family, Vienna Yankton and Family, Stanley and Joni Little Boy and Family, and Family, Stanley Little White Man and Family, Bad Hand Family, One Star Family, Bad Cob Family, Martinez Family, Chris Eagle Hawk and Family, Robert Two Crow and Family, Jonathon Long Solider and Family, Shoulder Brothers, Steele Family, Milton Miller and Family, White Plume Family, Brown Bull Family, Joe Lafferty and Family, Charging Eagle Family, Her Many Horses Family, Hand Family, Sorbel Family, Ace and AJ No Braid and Family, Zephier Family, John Cloud and Family, Fire Thunder Family, Rencountre Family, Mesteth Family, Fergusson Family, Hunter Family, Brice Belt and Family, Marty Makes Room for Them and Family, Dodi White and Family, Rowland and Misty Thompson and Family, Marcus Uvefalk, Annette Stephens, Brave Family, Blue Bird Family, Mandan Family,  Jerome Crazy Thunder and Family, Fiddler Family, Jerome Labeau and Family, Jake Araphoe and Family, Bino Gracia and Family, Ricky Grey Grass and Family, Means Family, Moore Family, Ikce Wicasa Singers, Porcupine Singers, Eagle Mountain Singers, Kiyaksa Wacipi Past and present Committee members, All the powwow Dancers and Singers we didn’t mention, First Circle Sundance, Green Grass Sundances, Wasu Kasna Sundance, Big Foot Riders, Sobriety Riders,  Kyle Burrito Stand, Little Wound School, Solen High School, Holy Rosary Mission, University of Mary, United Tribes, Black Hills State, North Dakota State, South Dakota State, Oglala Lakota College Staff and Students, AIHEC Archery Teams, Little League Basketball and Baseball teams, Mustangs A-team, Spearchuckers, Plainsmen, AIHEC Basketball, Lakota Track Club, Lakota Coup Counters, council of Elders.  

All his Friends and Family across Indian Country and the Seven Continents! 

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD