Graveside services for 53-year old Reuben Matthew Spotted Elk Jr at 7:00 PM, CT, Friday, August 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM CT at the St. James Episcopal Cemetery in White River, SD, with Mother Dr. Lauren Stanley officiating and traditional Lakota services by Mr Leland Little Dog
Reuben Matthew Spotted Elk, Jr. was born on January 2, 1967 at home in the Upper Cut Meat Community near Rosebud, SD to Reuben Dennis Spotted Elk, Sr. and Victoria Never Misses A Shot. Reuben was raised by his Grandmother Spotted Elk and was later united with his Hunka mother, Sharon Claire Brandis. Reuben Jr. made his journey to the Spirit World on August 18, 2020 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD.
Reuben is survived by his hunka mother, Sharon Brandis; children, Rodney (Bonnie) Spotted Elk of Globe, AZ, Cecliy (Jerad) Shangreaux of Kyle, SD, Reuben (Sierra) Spotted Elk of Belle Fourche, SD, Mercedes Flying of Rapid City, SD and Diedra Spotted Elk; siblings, Stuart McCue, Natasha Bordeaux, Nicolette (Gerald), Allen Kevin Bear Heels, Karen Allen, Myriah Seim, Cole Brandis, Autumn Brandis Vaughn Brandis, Paul Spotted Elk and John Spotted Elk; and grandchildren, Jalayah Shangreaux, Jeressa Shangreaux, Jordin Shangreaux, Makenzie Shangreaux, Jaxon Shangreaux, Jasmine Spotted Elk, Tamera Spotted Elk, Tyrell Spotted Elk and Kayson Kole Waukazoo.
Reuben was preceded in death by his father, Reuben Spotted Elk, Sr.; siblings, Sterling Spotted Elk, William Spotted Elk, Moses Spotted Elk, Maude Spotted Elk and numerous others; and granddaughter, Makiyah Angel Shangreaux.
Pallbearers will be Stuart McCue, Reuben Spotted Elk, Vaughn Brandis, Cole Brandis, Rodney Spotted Elk, Nile Stone, Marlin Garrett and Cody Loafer.
Honorary pallbearers will be Kevin Bear Heels, Gerald Allen, Terry Brandis, Mayda and Ted BartlettAll Friends & Relatives.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD