Robert Eugene Zimiga Sr. was born April 28, 1936, in Pine Ridge, S.D., to Robert and Louise (DuBray) Zimiga. Robert, 83, of Rapid City, made his journey to the Spirit World on May 7, 2019, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.
Robert is survived by his children, JD Smith of Coates, NC, Regena (Sean) Zimiga-Martin and Angela Zimiga both of San Antonio, TX, and Robert Zimiga, Jr.; brothers, Charles Zimiga of Pine Ridge, SD and Arthur Zimiga of Rapid City, SD; grandchildren, Danita Zimiga, DJ Johnson, Andre Martin, Aaron Martin, Jordan Zimiga, Jaden Reyna, and Robert Zimiga III; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Louise (DuBray) Zimiga; and sister, Vickie Rae (DuBray) Hudson.
Pallbearers will be DJ Johnson, Andre Martin, Aaron Martin, Arri Zimiga, Austin Zimiga, Andre Zimiga, and, Danita Zimiga.
Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Wounded Head, Ryan White Feather, Norman Gerry, Sonny Zimiga, Gene Hudson, and All Friends & Relatives.
Visitation Services: Visitation services starting at 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sunday, May 12, 2019 at the St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church in Rapid City, SD with evening services starting at 7:00 PM
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 AM, Monday, May 13, 2019 at the St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church in Rapid City, SD
Officiating: Father Ed Witt, S.J. and Mrs. Prairie Rose DuBray
Burial Services: 12:00 PM, Monday, May 13, 2019 at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD