Janis, Charlene

Charlene Kathy Janis “Tasunke Ska Win,” 59, of Kyle, S.D., passed away on November 22, 2018 at Rapid City.

Charlene Kathy Janis was born on December 3, 1958 in Pine Ridge to Donald Janis and Viola (Red Owl) Janis. Charlene made her journey to the Spirit World on November 22, 2018 at the Rapid City Regional Health Home Plus Hospice in Rapid City.

Charlene is survived by her children, Kristy Pourier (Jeremy), Thunder Valley, Robert Janis, Brendon Janis, Contessia Shangreaux, Latina Shangreaux (Catlin Fraser), TaShina Shangreaux and Cameron Janis, all of Kyle; brothers, Taylor Janis (Toni Ferguson), Kyle, Alvin Janis, Pine Ridge and Calvin Janis (Missy), Lawrence, Kan.; grandkids, De’Shane, De’Shawn, De’Ontae and De’Juan Pourier, Dawson and Tay’Vion Rooks, Marques and Avery Hawkins, Armani Whirlwind Horse, Brielle Janis, Kaylee Mesteth, Kyrie Shangreaux, Jazlyn and Jaxson Fraser, Donnie Ferguson, Jr., and Dredyn Ferguson; aunts, Lenora Watters and Anita “Penny” Janis; nephews, Dustin and Donnie Ferguson, and Carson Janis; nieces, A’Leigha and America Janis; special friend, Leland “Joe” Shangreaux; and her dog, Lucky.

Charlene was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Viola (Red Owl) Janis; son, JoDon Shangreaux; brothers, Donnie, Archie, Alan and Bryan Janis; nephews, Trevor Iron Cloud and Shylo Pierce; cousins, Rod Janis, Bob, Mark and Joe Hornbeck; grandparents, Josephine “Tootsie” Janis and Roy Janis; aunts, Aqualynne Garnette, Marion Gray, Geraldine Janis and Marge Janis; uncles, Wilbert, Gilbert, Ardie, Sunshine, Gerald, Lynn Mervin, Delbert and Baby Boy Janis; and son-in-laws, Kyle Mesteth and Eli “Jason” Feather Earring.

Two night wake services started at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 1 at the Little Wound Elementary School Gym in Kyle with evening services starting at 7:00 p.m. each night.

Funeral Services started at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 3, at the Little Wound Elementary School Gym.

Officiating was Fr. Ron Seminara, S.J.

Traditional Lakota Services were officiated by Mr. Jerome LeBeaux.

Burial Services were held at St. Stephen’s Catholic Cemetery, Kyle.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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