Bonita Stephanie Bear Eagle was born on June 6, 1956 in Pine Ridge, SD to Alan Strong and Mary Jane Fast Wolf-Dobbins and was raised by her grandparents, Leonard & Clarinda White Bull. Bonita made her journey to the Spirit World on March 6, 2021 in Lincoln, NE.
Bonita is survived by her children, Clarinda Hope Bear Eagle, Stephanie Von Bear Eagle, Tamara Lennae Bear Eagle, Tiffany Raye Bear Eagle and Olowan Jacinda Bear Eagle; and grandchildren, Scarlet Giovanna Bear Eagle, Briella Riyann Schweitzer and Emilio Stefan Bear Eagle.
Bonita was preceded in death by her parents, Alan Strong and Mary Jane Fast Wolf-Dobbins; loving grandparents, Leonard and Clarinda White Bull; husband, Harlan Bear Eagle; and siblings, Orville Running Shield, Robert “Bobby” Dobbins, Charles Dobbins, Hobart Spotted Bear.
Pallbearers will be Chaske Bear Eagle, Daniel Ramsdell, Michael Little Moon, Darrel “Doughboy” Bear Eagle, Darcy Bear Eagle, Olowan J. Bear Eagle, and Brennan Ten Fingers.
Honorary pallbearers will be Lyman Red Cloud, Steven Bear Eagle, Jr., Amelia Bear Eagle, Leo & Phyllis Little Moon, Haval Khalil, Von Bear Eagle, Beverly Bear Eagle, Francine Running Shield, and All Friends & Relatives.
Wake Services: One night wake starting at 4:00 PM, Thursday, March 11, 2021 at the Messiah Episcopal Church in Wounded Knee, SD
Funeral Services: 1:00 PM, Friday, March 12, 2021 at the Messiah Episcopal Church in Wounded Knee, SD
Traditional Lakota Services: Leo Little Moon
Burial Services: Johnson Memorial Presbyterian Cemetery, Wounded Knee, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD