Wantawa Win “Arrow” Red Bear

Funeral services for 39-year old Wantawa Win “Arrow” Red Bear are Sunday September 26, 2020 at 2:00 PM at the Albert Red Bear Jr residence in Yellow Bear-Allen, SD, with traditional Lakota services by  Quanah Matheson and Verdell Primeaux

Burial services are at the Native American Church Cemetery in Allen, SD

A two-night wake service starts Friday, September 25, 2020 at 4:30 PM, also at the Albert Red Bear Jr residence.

Wantawa Win Red Bear was born on May 18, 1981 in Pine Ridge, SD to Dianne (Ackerman) Desrosiers and Albert Red Bear, Jr.  Wantawa Win made her journey to the Spirit World on September 21, 2020 at the Bennett County Hospital in Martin, SD.

Wantawa Win was preceded in death by her great grandparents, Soloman and Jessie Red Bear; grandparents, Albert, Sr. and Christine (Crow Dog) Red Bear, Merle & Dorothy (One Road) Ackerman, Kunsi Arlene One Road, and Melda Red Bear-Trejo; and uncles, Billy Red Bear and Daniel Ackerman. 

Wantawa Win is survived by her mother, Dianne (Ackerman) Desrosiers; father, Albert Red Bear; siblings, Nadewessa Red Bear, Nate Big Fire, Nigel Red Bear, Shay Desrosiers, Kinew Desrosiers, and Gabe Desrosiers, Jr.; aunts, Bernadine Red Bear, Rachel Red Bear, Sharon Red Bear, Gloria Red Bear, Wilma Jo Red Bear, Dana Ackerman, Dawn One Road, and Dori McClelland; uncles, Kenneth Red Bear, Cleophus Red Bear, Bernard Red Bear, David Ackerman, and Desmond Ackerman; grandson, Mato Luta; and numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, & cousins.

Pallbearers will be Ronald Good Eagle, Jr., Kameron Jackson, Loren Standing Elk, Gabe Desrosiers, Jr., Alfred Red Cloud, Jr., Quentin Red Bear, Delany Poor Bear, Cornell Ruff, Jr., Brandon Jon Yellow Hawk, and John One Road.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD