Arlette Faith Janis-Tyon was born on September 29, 1956 in Pine Ridge, SD to Kenneth Janis, Sr. and Bertha Red Shirt-Yellow Hawk. Arlette, 62, of Pine Ridge, made her journey to the Spirit World on May 11, 2019 in Rapid City, SD.
Arlette is survived by her husband, Michael Tyon of Pine Ridge, SD; children, Derek (Helene Bagola) Janis and Creedance (Mark) Brown Bull-Janis, both of Pine Ridge, SD; siblings, Robert Janis of Ann Arbor, MI, Gary Janis, Rodney “O.D.” Janis, Patricia Janis, Wilma Colhoff, and Marcy Whalen all of Pine Ridge, SD; and numerous nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
Arlette was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth Janis, Sr. and Bertha Red Shirt-Yellow Hawk; siblings, Kenneth Janis, Jr., Charlene and Darla Janis; grandchildren, Darla Rae Brown Bull and Shawn Clifford; and nephews, David “R.C.” Janis and Marquis Mesteth, Jr.
Pallbearers will be: Terrell Janis, Devon Janis, Giovanni Ciccia, Jr., Corey Clifford, Jr., Kristen Black Elk, Kenneth Black Elk, Jon Mesteth, Deanna Janis, Kevin Titus and Aliyah Giago.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Don Twiss & family, James Twiss & family, Toni Colhoff & family, Russell Whalen, Jr. & family, Wilma Colhoff & family, Holly Mousseau & family, Jenny Martin & family, Wes Shangreaux & family, Julie Shangreau & Porky Little Spotted Horse, Sherri Martin & family, Carla “Babe” Kocer & family, Eileen Merrival, Letoy Merrival & family, Mike Merrival & family, Dave Bark & family, Ryan Bark & family, Cynthia Bark & family, Cindy & Gene Giago, Pat & Bill Cross, Brenda Youngman & family, April Two Two & family, Dawn Colhoff & family, Gwen Colhoff & family, Dena Colhoff & family, Charlie Jo Janis & family, Rod Janis & family, Brent John, Carol Crazy Thunder & family, Simone Little Hawk & family, Howard Little Hawk, Ione Matthews & family, Cindy Matthews & family, Suzanne Matthews & family, John Matthews & family, Doug Matthews, Bernadette & Reynold, Denny, Jr. & family, Krystyne Bettelyoun & family, Lynette Gibbons & family, Lynda Red Eagle & family, Tammy Rousey, Brittney Hamaker & family, Justine LaMont & Josh Hill & family, Theresa Janis & family, Jerry Mousseaux & family, Red Shirt Family, Colette Bagola & family, Corwin Bagola & family, Ricky Bagola & family, Carly Shangreau & family, Shauna McBride, Scott McBride, Jr., Tom Poor Bear & family, Eloyuis Romero, Mona Little Hawk & family, Francine Janis & family, Beau Two Two, Charles Janis, Jr., Andrea Rodriguez, Mona Pedregon & family, Rhonda Akers & family, Mike Akers & family, Babe Poor Bear & family, Carmel Martin, Misty Merrival, Jodi Red Cloud, Leon Janis, Clay Janis, Roger Janis, Connie Twiss & family, Dar Twiss & family, Heather Janis, Shawnna Patton, Mark Brown Bull & family, Red Fawn Janis-Fallis, Sue Bettelyoun and All Friends & Relatives.
Wake Services: Two night wake service starting at 2:00 PM, Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD with evening prayer services starting at 7:00 PM each night.
Funeral Service: 10:00 AM, Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD
Officiating: Father Ed Hunt & Mr. Charles McGaa
Burial Services: Holy Cross Episcopal Cemetery, Pine Ridge, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD