Richard James Janis, Sr., 69, of Rapid City, S.D., passed away April 11, 2017, in Rapid City.
Richard James Janis, Sr. was born on September 24, 1947, in Pine Ridge, to Henry Janis and Zona (Hawk Wing) Janis. Richard made his journey to the Spirit World on April 11, 2017 at the Hospice of the Hills in Rapid City.
Richard is survived by his spouse, Arlene Janis, Rapid City; sons, Todd Janis, Jeff Janis, Richard Janis, Jr., and Godfrey Janis all of Pine Ridge; daughter, Fawn Janis, Shakopee, Minn.; sister, Zona Tomsha, Auburn, Wash.; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Zona Janis; brothers, Godfrey, Carl, Henry, Jr., Gansler, Greeley, Nicholas, Garfield, and Harvey Janis; sister, Vienna Bad Milk; daughter, Lisa Marie Janis; and grandson, Steven Christopher Janis.
A one night wake service started at 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 17, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, with Rosary Services at 7:00 p.m. at the church.
Mass of Christian Burial began at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 18, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, with Father Christopher Johnson, S.J. and Mr. Charles McGaa officiating.
Burial services were held at the Bad Milk Family Cemetery, White Horse Creek Rd. in Manderson.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.