Rudolph “Rudy” Twiss Jr

Funeral services for 23-year old Rudolph Edward Twiss Jr are Friday, March 26, 2021 at 1:00 PM at the Joyner Hall in Pine Ridge, SD. with Traditional Lakota services by Mr Chris Brooks

Burial is at the Merrival Family Cemetery in Pine Ridge/

A two-night wake service starts Wed, March 24, 2021 at 2:00 PM, also at Joyner Hall in Pine Ridge.

Rudolph Edward Twiss Jr was born on May 30, 1997 in Rapid City, SD to Rudolph Twiss Sr and Sheryl Merrival.  Rudy made his journey to the Spirit World on March 13, 2021 at the Pine Ridge I.H.S. Hospital in Pine Ridge, SD.

Rudy is survived by his mother, Sheryl Merrival; son, Rudolph Edward Scott Twiss III; siblings, Artie Merrival, Stephanie (Bryan Casiano) Twiss; Justine (Billy Beane) Twiss; and Michelle (Kyle Serrano Rivera) Twiss; special friend, Hannah American Horse; grandfather, Joseph “Poker Joe” (Abbie Quiver) Merrival; aunts, Debbie Merrival, Darla Merrival, April Trueblood, Alvira Twiss, and Marilyn Twiss; uncles, Darrin Merrival, Dan Merrival, Robert “Robby Red” Larvie, George Twiss, Artie Twiss, and Tony Oglesby, Sr.; nieces & nephews, AJ, Alyssa, & Malyki Merrival, Alexis, Mia, & Bryan Casiano, Beau, Mary, Karsten, Cameron, & Chevy Davis, Jesse Janis, Jr., Shyanne, Jacob, Starla, & Jaden Jumping Eagle, Kaydence, Kymani, Kyle, Jr., & Kylee Serrano Rivera.

Rudy was preceded in death by his father, Rudolph E. Twiss, Sr.; brother, Warren Merrival; sister, Mandy Janis; grandmother, Patricia Mesteth; niece, Dusti Rose Jumping Eagle; brother-in-law, Danny Jumping Eagle; aunts, Phyliss Lydia and Kathy Clifford, and close friend, Kole T. Janis.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Serrano Rivera, Christian Merrival, Austin Pettibone, Jeremy Two Crow, Pony Pettibone, Steven “Scuba” Bad Milk, Estallio Ghost, and Raven Seminole.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tyger Running Shield, Jake White Face, Rez Deck Dogs, Lakota Skate Warriors, Jonah & Star Pettibone, Carmen American Horse & Family, Coy Clifford, Tyra Janis, Darrell Vitalis, Jr., McKinley Hunter, Starla Jumping Eagle, Jacob Jumping Eagle, Anthony Oglesby, Jr., Shayna Merrival & Family, Dakota Merrival, Joe “Cornbread” Merrival, Joe Scott, Kaelyn Brewer, Kevin Merrival, Elijah Battese, Bubbz Merrival & Family, Misty & Danielle Merrival & Family, Freddy Gayton & Family, Cassandra Moore & Family, Nicole Twiss & Family, Denise Jumping Eagle & Family, Julie White Eyes & Family, the one he rubbed the most-Billy Beane, and all Friends & Relatives.  

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD