Afraid of Bear, Robert

Robert Samuel Afraid of Bear, 24, of Pine Ridge, S.D., passed away December 27, 2017, in Pine Ridge.

Robert Samuel Afraid of Bear was born on January 30, 1993 in Chandler, Ariz. to Marvin and Merry Afraid of Bear. Robert passed away on December 27, 2017 in Pine Ridge.

Robert is survived by his parents, Marvin and Merry Afraid of Bear; son, Jaxon Reis Afraid of Bear and his mother, Priscilla Brewer; siblings, Christopher Reis, Merri Reis, Maryellen Afraid of Bear, Marette Afraid of Bear, Aloysius Afraid of Bear, Taleah Merrival, grandparents, Anne Rehme and Donald Reis; other family members, Deb and Ted Cordier; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Robert was preceded in death by his grandparents, Josephine Yellow Horse and Francis Afraid of Bear, and close friends, Tevin Tyon, Juan LaMont, and Tyrell Wilson.

A one night wake service started at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 2, at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala.

Rosary services began at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 2, at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala.

Funeral services started at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 3, at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, with Sister Barb Bogenschutz officiating.

Burial services were held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Slim Buttes.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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