Black Bear, Antoine

Antoine Dale Black Bear, Jr., 71, of Rapid City, S.D. passed away on December 9, 2018 at Rapid City.

Antoine Dale Black Bear, Jr. was born on July 15, 1947 in Pine Ridge to Antoine Black Bear, Sr. and Christina Sioux Bob.  Antoine made his journey to the Spirit World on December 9 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Antoine is survived by his nieces and nephews, Phillip Black Bear, Lorilei Black Bear, Angela Black Bear, and Jovannah King, all of Rapid City, Lee Black Bear, Ypsilanti, Mich., Stephen King and Timothy King, both of Pine Ridge, Maxine Mesteth and Curtis Mesteth, both of Manderson, and Emily King of Nebraska; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Antoine was preceded in death by his parents, Antoine, Sr., and Christina (Sioux Bob) Black Bear; siblings, James Black Bear, Everette White, Antoinette Black Bear, Betty Black Bear, Verna Black Bear, and Mary Black Bear; and nephew, Corwin Black Bear.

Two night wake services started at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 16 at the Wounded Knee District School in Manderson with evening services starting at 7:00 p.m. each night during the wake services. 

Funeral Services started at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 18, at the Wounded Knee District School.

Officiating were Father Edmund Yainao and Ms. Joyce Tibbitts. 

Traditional Lakota Services were officiated by Ms. Darla Black.

Burial Services were held at St. Agnes Catholic Cemetery, Manderson.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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