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Milo Sits Poor

Milo Sits Poor

Funeral services for 57-year old Milo Sits Poor are Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 1:00 at the Eagle Louse residence in Oglala, SD, with the Rev Asa Wilson officiating

Burial is at St Peter’s Episcopal Cemetery in Oglala

A two-night wake service starts at Friday, April 16, 2021 at 3:00 at the Makasan Presbyterian Church in Oglala. The second night is at the Eagle Louse residence in Oglala

Milo Keith Sits Poor was born on May 11, 1963 in Pine Ridge, SD to Franklin Sits Poor Jr and Phyllis White Dress. Milo made his journey to the Spirit World on April 12, 2021 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD.

Milo was raised in Pine Ridge by Stephan and Rose He Crow. He attended Loneman School and graduated from Little Wound High School. He went to Job Corps where he learned his lifelong career as a cement finisher. Milo was an incredible artist, working mostly in acrylics.

He owned a ’71 Harley Davidson which he planned on restoring. He was a “Harley Guy” to the end, and an avid mud bogger. His greatest joy in life was raising his family and working on all kinds of cars. 

His other talents included carpentry, construction, plumbing (at home only), working with horses, fishing, camping, barbecues with the family and traveling all over the country.

Milo is survived by his daughters, Nicole Bearing, Bonnie Sits Poor, Ehani Sits Poor and Kimimila Sits Poor- their mother, Ruth Bearing, Adele Sits Poor- her mother, Larena Pipe On Head, and Shannon Long; sisters, Marylin Sits Poor, Rose Thunder Club, Genevieve Ribitsch, Jerlene Arredondo and Jocie (Eagle Louse) Apple; brothers, Franklin (Mary Jo Risch) Sits Poor III, Kevin Sits Poor, Forrest Sits Poor and Elton Eagle Louse; adopted sister, Elsie He Crow-Sleeper; aunts, Delilah White Dress and Priscilla Long Wolf; uncle, Chili White Dress; nieces, Tawny Eagle Louse, Kristin Thunder Club, Tess Chase In Sight, Chevya Eagle Louse, Natasha Ballantine, and Riva Red Feather; and nephews, Bo Sits Poor, Gentry Ribitsch, and Paul Nava.

Milo was preceded in death by his parents, Franklin Sits Poor, Jr. and Phyllis White Dress; sisters, Delema Lou Sits Poor, Rolanda Eagle Louse, and Evelyn Sits Poor; brothers, Melvin Sits Poor, Darwin Eagle Louse, Lenny Eagle Louse, Malcolm Eagle Louse, Darnell Eagle Louse, Joseph Garreaux, Charleton Eagle Louse and Walter Eagle Louse; maternal grandparents, Silas White Dress and Marie Bad Yellow Hair-Sits Poor; aunts, Bernice (Sits Poor) Chase In Sight, Goldie Broken Nose, and Adele “Peggy” White Dress; uncles, Neville Sits Poor and Gus Chase In Sight; and nephew, Stu Sits Poor.

Pallbearers will be Vincent Montez, Paul Nava, Morgan Nava, Gentry Ribitsch, Jerry Gay, Dorian New Holy, Spot Cross Dog and Eli Bearing. 

Honorary pallbearers will be Marty Dismounts Thrice, “Charge” Kills Small, Renny Good Lance, Charles Schrader, “Chop” Martin, Arlya Long Wolf, Wally Long Wolf, Christine Richards, Marcia Loafer, “Pork” Spotted Horse, Lenny Yellow Horse, Sid Yellow Horse, Santiago Yellow Horse, Cameron Valdez, Little Family, Rouillard Family, Holy Rock Family, Eagle Louse Family, Garnier Family, Bearing Family, White Dress Family, Red Elk Family, Fire Thunder Family, and All Friends and Relatives.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD