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Wantawa Win Red Bear

Wantawa Win Arrow Red Bear

Friday, May 8th, 1981 - Monday, September 21st, 2020
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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 is survived by her mother, Dianne (Gabe) {Ackerman} Desrosiers; father, Albert Red Bear; siblings, Nadewessa Red Bear, Nate Big Fire, Nigel Red Bear, Shay Desrosiers, Kinew Desrosiers, Mary Jo LeBeau, Tosha Goodwill, 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.

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.

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.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Germaine Garnier & Family, Ronnie Dee Good Eagle & Family, Maria Poor Bear & Family, Dodie White & Family, Lonnie & Verna Street, Al Child & Family, Harold Condon & Family, Sandra Black Bear, Heather Brings Plenty, Anna Janis, John Witt, Mandy Long Wold, Garf Steele, Josh Steele, Melvin & Gwen Young Bear, Alvin Mills, Asa Lafferty & Family, Old Man Lafferty & Family, Cyndy Milda, Winona Tadbahnuuppah, Nahmi Lasley & Family, John Roy, Lisa Red Wing & Family, Yvonne Williams & Family, Little Wound Class of 1999, Garrett Keoke & Family, Isaiah Horne, James Rondell, Miranda Rodlund, Amanda Holy Bull, “Baby” Gary Holy Bull, Phyllis Crow & Family, Joann Rosas & Family, Betsy Mazawasicuha & Family, Curtis & Shanda Bissonette, Wambdi Gill & Family, Rico & Maria Cruz & Family, Leah Fyten & family, Angie Eastman & Family, & Sheila Eastman & Family.

Wake Services: Two night wake service starting at 4:30 PM, Friday, September 25, 2020 at the Albert Red Bear, Jr. Residence in Yellow Bear-Allen, SD.
Funeral Services: 2:00 PM, Sunday, September 27, 2020 at the Albert Red Bear, Jr. Residence in Yellow Bear-Allen, SD.
Traditional Lakota Services: Quanah Matheson and Verdell Primeaux
Burial Services: Native American Church Cemetery in Allen, SD

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD
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Service Details

  • First Night Wake Service

    Friday, September 25th, 2020 | 4:30pm
    When
    Friday, September 25th, 2020 4:30pm
    Location
    Albert Red Bear, Jr Residence
    Address
    ALLEN, SD
  • Second Night Wake Service

    Location
    Albert Red Bear, Jr Residence
    Address
    ALLEN, SD
  • Service

    Sunday, September 27th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Sunday, September 27th, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Albert Red Bear, Jr Residence
    Address
    ALLEN, SD
    Co-Celebrant
    Verdell Primeaux
    Quanah Matheson
  • Interment

    Location
    Native American Church Cemetery-Allen
    Address
    Allen
    ALLEN, SD
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