Joseph Larry Chief Bear III “Tasunke Luta”, 56, of Philip, S.D., passed away December 25, 2017, in Philip.
He was a veteran of the US Army.
Joseph Larry Chief Bear III was born on May 28, 1961, in Kadoka, to Joe Chief Bear II and Mercy High Pipe. Joseph made his journey to the Spirit World on December 25, 2017, in Philip.
Joseph is survived by his son, Joseph Chief Bear IV, Wanblee; significant other, Beverly Red Willow, Hisle; and brother, William George Chief Bear, Hisle.
Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Chief Bear II and Mercy High Pipe; maternal grandparents, David High Pipe and Susie Fox; paternal grandparents, Joseph Chief Bear II and Minnie Charging Crow; his beloved grandmother (great aunt), Vina Chief Bear; sister, Susie Chief Bear; and his brothers, John Whipple and Roger LaPointe.
Visitation services were held from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 2, at the LaCreek CAP Office in Martin.
Funeral services began at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 2, at the LaCreek CAP Office in Martin, with Father Ron Seminara officiating.
Burial services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.