Willard Vern Eagle Bear


Services were held on Tuesday afternoon, June 22nd in Wounded Knee, SD.

Willard Vern Eagle Bear was born on November 15, 1958 in Wounded Knee, SD to Nick Turning Bear and Zona Ethel Eagle Bear. Willard entered into the hands of our Father and awaiting for Jesus on June 15, 2021 at his home in Moyie Springs, ID.

Willard is survived by his wife, Debra Eagle Bear; sisters, Marlita (Roger) Running Bear and Violet Never Misses A Shot; sons, Erik & Willis Lakota, and Morgan Jennings; daughters, Nicole Lakota, Audrey Lakota, Crystal Lakota, Wakinyan Eagle Bear, and Jamie Jennings; 19 grandchildren and numerous nieces & nephews.

Pallbearers will be Tristan Lakota, Troy Tayle, Lester Cortier, Jr., Merl Boltz, Stephan Eagle Bear, Lawrence Shott, Jr., Doniel Lopez, and Daniel Lakota.

Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie, Amos, & Bobby American Horse & Families, Lester “Buzzy” Cortier, Sr., Harriet Lakota & Family, Francis & Emery Red Feather, Darlene Black Bear, Virginia Swallow & Family, Cleo & John No Leaf & Family, Elmer White Face, Linda White Face, Carl Broken Nose, Tony Tail, Clarence Rowland & Family, Babe Hawk Wing & Family, Freda Wounded Horse & Family, Christine Hollow Horn & Family, Julie Shot to Pieces, Leo, Marvin, & Mona Little Moon & Families, Barbara High Pine, Beverly Larson & Family, Helen Red Feather & Crew, James “Bootzy” White Face, Sheridan Shott, Gabe & April No Leaf, Rudell Bear Shirt, All Body of Christ Members, Wounded Knee Community Members, and All Who Knew Willard.