Funeral services for 46-year old Wilbert Louis Means are Monday, October 19, 2020 at 2:00 PM at the St. John of the Cross Community Building east of Allen, SD, with Pastor Tim Wardell officiating and traditional Lakota services by Mr Steve DuBray
Burial service will be at the Mato Ota Tiospaye Cemetery in Allen, SD
Visitation will immediately precede the funeral service from 10-2:00, also at St John of the Cross east of Allen.
Wilbert Louis Means was born on August 11, 1974 in Denver, CO to Louis Martin Means, Sr. and Janice Karen Mesteth. Wilbert made his journey to the Spirit World on October 14, 2020 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD.
Wilbert is survived by his daughters, Miyah and Priscilla Means; special friend, Janice Sitting Bear; siblings, Frank (Consuelo) Means, Louis Means, Jr., Sarah (Roger) Means, Samantha Means, Anthony Hernandez, Jeffrey “Dale” Bad Wound, Julie Bad Wound, Crystal Whirlwind Horse, Chiffon Waters, Michael Salomon; adopted brothers, Monte Yellow Hair, Waylon Gaddie, Lyle and George Respects Nothing; godparents, Marvin Bad Wound and Donna Salomon; grandmother, Emma Waters; aunts, Katherine and Stephanie Waters; uncles, Anthony, Raymond, Nathaniel and Willard (Jon) Waters, Sr. and Marty Waters, Sr.; and numerous nieces, nephews which he considered as his own and grandchildren.
Wilbert was preceded in death by his parents, Louis, Sr. & Janice Means; sisters, Sherri Means and Priscilla E. Means; aunts/uncles, Lavera Mesteth, Verdell Mesteth, Nelson Mesteth and Phillip Waters; grandparents, Leroy Waters and Madeline Bull Bear; and grandson, Michael Means.
Pallbearers will be Reuben Means, Anthony Hernandez, Seth Salway, Jeffrey “Dale” Bad Wound, Willard Waters, Sr., Mylez Means, Frank Yellow Hawk, Michael Salomon, Alberto Salomon, Jr., George Respects Nothing, Roger Campbell and Anthony Waters.
Honorary pallbearers will be Lane Yellow Hawk, Emmanuel Bear Killer, Craig Mousseaux, Stephan Ashley, Michael Ashley, Trey Ashley, Brandon Sitting Bear, Roger Sharp, Antonio Hernandez, Heather Spotted Eagle, Garland Not Afraid, Jr., Chastity Means, Alberto Salomon, Sr., Chris Little Eagle, William Plenty Arrows, Anthony Waters, Salomon Family, Jumping Eagle Family, Conroy Family, Fast Wolf Family, Waters Family and All Friends & Relatives.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD