Nicolas Janis

Funeral services for 27-year old Nicolas James Earl Janis are Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 1:00 PM at the Janis residence, 102 Red Cedar St. in Pine Ridge, SD, with traditional Lakota services by Ms Darla Black

Burial services will be the Holy Cross Episcopal Cemetery in Pine Ridge.

A one-night wake service starts at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 3:00 PM, also at the Janis residence in Pine Ridge.

Nicolas James Earl Janis “Wanbli Ateya” – Eagle Nations – was born on October 29, 1992 in Pine Ridge, SD to Louis R. Janis and Maxine O. Running Hawk. Nicolas made his journey to the Spirit World on July 15, 2020 at his home in Pine Ridge, SD.

Nicolas is survived by his parents, Louis Janis and Maxine Running Hawk, daughters, Zah’Riah La’Rhaine and Misty Running Shield; siblings, Louis Janis, Jr., Charles, Franklin, Raymond, Thomas, Vern, Megan, Alexandria, Hermis, Antoinette, Ashley and Marguerite Janis; nieces/nephews, Trinity, Savannah, Antoine Bissonette III, Louis Janis III, Damien, Ian, Evan, Tyson, Kyra, Kalisi, Kamille, Kendal, Arianna, Ally, Amanda, Alona and Franklin Janis, Jr., Dontaye, Deaundrea, Tyrone, Tippy, Kato, Keda, Kalel, Kelan, Rylee, Baylee, Olivia, Cannon, Alan III, Carlyl and Ricky Janis, Paisley Janis, Zane Quick Bear, Louis Janis IV, Leilanna, Mason, Jr., Kruml, Liam Whirlwind Horse, Lyla, Laelynn Cottier, Takara Cottier, Asher and Karson Pettybone; grandparents, Floyd and Lorita Running Hawk; hunka sisters, Brooke Morrison and Dawn Rose Two Bulls; and hunka brother, Daniel Two Bulls.

Nicolas was preceded in death by his sister, Gilmanita Haas; maternal grandparents, Lenora Bear Robe-Running Hawk and Dennis Running Hawk; paternal grandparents, Hermis Janis and Grace Eagle Fox-Janis; aunt, Karen Running Hawk-Walking; uncle, Lester Walking, Sr.; cousins, John Haas, Natalie Roan Eagle, Misty Ghost and Earl Shawn Tall; niece, Jeanette Jumping Eagle; nephew, Hermis Tall; and great granddaughter, Aliyah Horse.

Pallbearers will be Ohitika Hoof, TeeJay Cottier, Rueben Smallwood, Daniel Two Bulls, Richard Lone Elk, Rico Cortez, Flint Tall, Marvin Red Cloud, Jordon Kills Back, RJ Running Shield, Louis Janis III, Wahacanka Tall, Everette Catches, Oscar Saucedo, Hermis Wayne Janis and Dontaye Janis.

Honorary pallbearers will be Laticia “Doni” DeCory & family, Brooke Morrison & family, Norma Rose Janis & family, Holly Jo Janis, Simone Little Hawk & family, June Catches & family, Wes Shangreaux, Catherine Yellow Boy, Timothy Sullivan, Jo Ann Spotted Bear, Zane Quick Bear, Jody Steele, Arlen Swallow, Poncho Apple, Mitch Harry, Canupa Gluha Mani, Jeremy Watters, Isaac Roubideaux, Betty Janis & family, Joann & Tom Flynn, Mary Ortiz & family, Lala & Baby Louis, Cherie Cottier & family, Emily & Lou Janis & family, Erica Buckman, JoSann Winters, Skib & Ann Winter, MaryAnne Janis, Tracylynn Horse & family, Leslie Horse & family, Lou Bettelyoun, Luta Janis, Keith Janis & family, Tiny DeCory & family, Eileen Janis & family, Darla Black, Wilma Colhoff & family, Rita Running Shield & family, Misty Running Shield & family, Joyce Bear Robe & family, Iris Janis & family, Paulette Means & family, Emma & Donovan & family, Rachel Janis & Shawnna Patton, DeeDee Little Hawk, Earl Tall & family, Gary Steele & family, Annie Gallego, Tessie & Bonita Bear Robe & family, Sherry Steele & family, JoAnn Sierra & family, Lloyd Big Crow & family, Jay Paul Gallego & family, Lorraine Tracke, Walking Family, Special friend: DeShea Tracke, and All Friends & Relatives.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD