George Leon Eagle Elk, 38, Alliance, Neb., was born September 27, 1980, in Rosebud, S.D., to Ruben Stands and Charlotte (Eagle Elk) Lopez, and was raised by his adoptive parents, Joseph and Victoria (Sitting Bear) Eagle Elk. George made his journey to the Spirit World on April 6, 2019, at his home in Alliance.
George is survived by his daughter, Dalaney Eagle Elk; sons, Dallas and Declan Eagle Elk, and their mother, Jamie Holloway, all of Bayard, Neb.; adoptive mother, Victoria Eagle Elk, Kyle; brothers, Percell Black Bull, Jesse Sr., Christopher and Cheyenne Eagle Elk; sisters, Melinda Walking Eagle, Emily Harris, and Diane Eagle Elk; nephews, Jesse “J.R.” Jr., Joey, Guy, and Stetson Eagle Elk, and Darrell One Horn; and numerous family and friends.
George was preceded in death by his adoptive father, Joseph Eagle Elk; sisters, Hilda and Corrina Eagle Elk; and nephew, Adrian Bordeaux.
Pallbearers will be Danny Hudson, Byron Stone, Danny Beck, Lupe Garcia, Juan Garcia, Louis Young, Kevin Long and Tony Sanchez.
Honorary pallbearers will be Deloris Little Bull and Family, Florence Mesteth and Family, Marjorie and Sadie South Wind and Family, Joe and Trudy Jones, Roy and Anna Roy, Sherly Kaboni and Family, Andrea Kills In Water and Family, Clayton and Linda Shirt, Deanna Sheridan, Kate Kraus, and All Friends and Relatives.
Wake Services: Two night wake services with the first night starting at 1:00 PM, MT, Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Hall in Kyle, SD and the second night wake starting at 2:00 PM, CT, Sunday, April 14, 2019 at the Grass Mountain Community Cemetery in Rosebud, SD.
Funeral Services: 2:00 PM, Monday, April 15, 2019 at the Grass Mountain Community Center in Rosebud, SD.
Officiating: Father Ed Hunt and Mr. Duane Hollow Horn Bear
Burial Services: Tatanka Paha-Eagle Elk Cemetery, Grass Mountain, near Rosebud, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home in Pine Ridge, SD