Bettelyoun, Joseph, Jr.

Joseph Carl Bettelyoun, Jr. “Ota Ciye Wicakeye,” 69, of Rapid City, S.D. passed away on January 10, 2019 at Rapid City. He was a veteran of the United States Army.

Joseph Carl Bettelyoun, Jr. was born on January 6, 1950 in Pine Ridge to Joseph Bettelyoun, Sr. and Gladys (Richards) Bettelyoun. Joseph made his journey to the Spirit World on January 10 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Joseph is survived by his wife, Mona Bettelyoun, Rapid City; daughters, Joey Bettelyoun, Judy Sierra and Margaret Sierra; sons, Travis and JayDee Bettelyoun, all of Rapid City; sister, Sue Bettelyoun, Rapid City; brothers, Marlin and Michael Parmenter, both of Batesland; numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph, Sr. and Gladys Bettelyoun; son, Fonzy Bettelyoun; daughter, Nancy J. Bettelyoun; brothers, Terry and Yogi Bettelyoun and George Ghost Bear; and sister, Madonna Bettelyoun.

Two night wake services will start at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, January 17, at the Batesland School Gym in Batesland with a prayer service starting at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Services will start at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 19 at the Batesland School Gym.

Traditional Lakota Services will be officiated by Mr. Sidney Has No Horse.

Burial Services will be held at Knight Cemetery, Batesland.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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