Black Bear, Herbert, Jr

Herbert Black Bear, Jr., 51, of Tacoma, Wash. passed away March 21, 2018, in Tacoma.

Herbert Black Bear, Jr. was born on February 11, 1967, in Pine Ridge, S.D. to Herbert Black Bear, Sr. and Rena Ground Spider. Herbert made his journey to the Spirit World on March 21, 2018 in Tacoma.

Herbert is survived by his daughter, Rhiannon Basil, Seattle; and siblings, Feanette Black Bear, Kent, Lovella Black Bear, Seattle, Everette Black Bear, Tacoma, Darla Black Bear, Grand Coulee, Beryl Black Bear, Auburn, Jeryl Black Bear, Nespelen, Darlene Black Bear, Rapid City, Darrell Blue Bird, Pine Ridge, Michelle Holland, Marshall, Minn. and Natalie Farnau, O’Neill, Neb. 

Herbert was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert Black Bear, Sr. and Rena Ground Spider; sister, Colleen Dornish; aunt, Mary Warrior; nephew, Joseph Allen Fisherman; maternal grandparents, Joseph Allen Ground Spider and Elizabeth Iron Heart; and paternal grandparents, William Black Bear and Annie Crow.

A one night wake service started at 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 30, at the Wakpamni CAP Office near Pine Ridge.

Funeral services began at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 31, at the Wakpamni CAP Office near Pine Ridge, with Pastor Elton Yellow Boy officiating.

Burial services were held at the Holy Cross Episcopal Cemetery, Pine Ridge.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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