Marvin “Dondi” Brave Jr


Funeral services for 55-year old  Marvin Joseph “Dondi” Brave Jr are Friday, July 22, 2022 at 11:00 at Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD. 

Burial is at St Matthews Episcopal Cemetery in Slim Buttes, SD.

A one-night wake service starts Thurs, July 21, at 11:00 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala

Marvin Joseph “Dondi” Brave Jr was born on October 20, 1966 in Pine Ridge, SD, to Marvin Brave Sr and Fedelia (Swift Bird) Brave. Marvin made his journey to the Spirit World on July 11, 2022, at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD.

Marvin is survived by his son Franklin Brave; numerous grandchildren; sister Lillian Avril Stands; aunts Vanetta Swift Bird and Corrine Brave; and cousin Daryl Goings.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents Marvin Brave Sr and Fedelia (Swift Bird) Brave; son Marvin J Brave III; and siblings Jon W Brave, Tara Lynn (Brave) Long, and Alan “Tinker” Brave.

Pallbearers will be Daryl Goings Jr, Wayne Swift Bird Jr, Mitchell L Brave Jr, Pete Brown Eyes, Albert Brave, Derrick Brave, Donovan Kills Small, and Hoksila Blacksmith.

Honorary pallbearers will be Daryl Goings & family, All Hummingbird Families, All Red Star Families, Bonnie Returns & Family, Terrie Returns, Luck Returns & Family, Kedge R. Charging, Joyce Goings & Family, Sallie Goings & Family, Kaylee Blacksmith, Tracy Thunder Horse, Gloria Brown Eyes & Family, Cecelia Brown Eyes & Family, Kelsey Goings & Family, Carly Eagle & Family, Lil’ Daryl Goings & Family, Joyce White Butterfly, Garland Swift Bird & Family,  Sasheen Swift Bird, Hitchil Brave & Family, Paulette R. Means, Corrine Brave & Family, Dana Chase & Family, Lori Bagola & Family, Mona “D” Brave & Family, All Swift Bird Families on the Pine Ridge Reservation, All Marvin’s Facebook friends, Hope Center, All High School Classmates, and All Friends & Relatives.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD