Ardie Dean Janis, II “Wiyaka Isnala,” 57, of Kyle, S.D. passed away on January 31, 2019 at Rapid City.
Ardie Dean Janis II was born on July 19, 1961 in Pine Ridge to Ardie Janis, Sr., and Roberta (Pretty Bear) Janis. Ardie made his journey to the Spirit World on January 31 at the Regional Health Home Plus Hospice in Rapid City.
Ardie is survived by his children, Nadine Janis, Ardie Janis, III, Robert Rendon, Chanda Rendon, Aspen Rendon, and January Rendon, all of Rapid City; sister, Arlis Lynn (Janis) Pourier, Kyle; brothers, Duane Janis and Myron Janis, all of Kyle; aunts, Lenora Watters and Anita “Penny” Janis; uncle, Tom Allen; and all his grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Ardie was preceded in death by his parents, Ardie Janis, Sr. and Roberta Pretty Bear; grandparents, Leroy “Roy” Janis and Josephine (Palmier) Janis; uncles, Wilbert Janis, Gilbert Janis, Donald Janis, Gerald Janis, and Leroy “Sunshine” Janis; aunts, Marion Gray, Marge Sierra, Geraldine Janis, and Aqualynne Garnette.
A one night wake service will start at 3:00 p.m., Friday, February 8 at the Little Wound School Gymnasium in Kyle with rosary services starting at 7:00 p.m. at the gym.
Funeral Services will start at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 9 at the Little Wound School Gymnasium.
Officiating will be Father Ron Seminara, S.J.
Traditional Lakota Services will be officiated by Mr. Jerome LeBeaux.
Burial Services will be held at St. Stephen’s Catholic Cemetery, Kyle.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.