Janis, Carl Sr.

Carl Curtis Janis, Sr. “Hoksila Pehin Jiji” (The Boy with Yellow Hair), 27, of Wounded Knee, S.D., passed away October 20, 2017, in Rapid City.

Carl Curtis Janis, Sr. was born on April 5, in Lacrosse, Wis. to Andre Janis, Sr. and Carletta Jumping Eagle. Carl passed away on October 20, 2017, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City.

Carl is survived by his father, Andre Janis, Sr. (stepmother: Martha Protector), Wounded Knee; mother, Carletta Jumping Eagle (stepfather, Antoine Gay), Manderson; son, Carl Curtis Janis, Jr., Pine Ridge; brothers, Christian Janis, Maurice Jumping Eagle and Wambli Jumping Eagle, all of Manderson; sisters, Andrea Jumping Eagle, Rapid City, Brynda Janis, Prescott, Wis., Carteecia Jumping Eagle, Manderson, Jackie Randall, Rapid City, Tamara Randall, Kimberly and Ashlee Randall, all of Pine Ridge; grandmother, Brynda (Calvin Spotted Bear) Jumping Eagle, Manderson; great-grandmother, Mildred Thunder Bull, Kyle; aunts, Elena Kindness, Crow Agency, Mont., Pamela Janis, Rapid City, Sheila Janis, Minneapolis, Minn. and Alicia Jumping Eagle, Scottsbluff, Neb.; uncles, Rico Iron Bear, Manderson, and Sylvan Jumping Eagle, Sioux Falls; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Carl was preceded in death by his sister, Angel Jumping Eagle; brother, Andre Janis, Jr.; aunt, Tara Iron Bear; and grandparents, Jean Janis, Curt Janis, and Sylvan Iron Bear.

A two night wake started at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, October 26, at the St. Agnes Catholic Church Hall in Manderson, and the second night started at 12:00 p.m., Friday, October 27, at the Little Wound School Small Gym in Kyle.

Funeral services began at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 28, at the Little Wound School Small Gym in Kyle, with Father Joe Daoust, S.J. officiating and Mr. Mike Cross performed the traditional Lakota service.

Burial services were held at the St. Stephen’s Catholic Cemetery in Kyle.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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