Jerry Howard Fills The Pipe was born on March 9, 1952 in Pine Ridge, SD to Dave Fills The Pipe and Margaret (Loves War) Fills The Pipe. Jerry, 67, of Lafayette, Colo, made his journey to the Spirit World on May 19, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lafayette. He was a veteran of the United States Marines.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Debra “Debbie” Fills the Pipe of Lafayette, CO; son, Francisco “Cisco” Fills the Pipe of Boulder, CO; sister, Gayla Fills the Pipe of Boulder, CO, and numerous nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Dave and Margaret Fills The Pipe; siblings, Howard Fills The Pipe, Barry Fills The Pipe, and Lori Fills The Pipe; and grandparents, Samuel Loves War and William and Sarah Fills The Pipe.
Honorary pallbearers will be Russell Zephier, Douglas Bissonette, Wayne Bagola, Fred Bagola, Edsel Deon, Tim “Ozzie” Pacer & Family, Patrick, Brian, and Shaughn O’Neil, Bass Family, Jim Pacer & Family, Floyd Hand & Family, Scott Brown Eyes & Family, Starlet Fills The Pipe, Chuck Silva, Ellen Cook, Ellen Fills The Pipe, Charlie Janis, Manuel Martin, Fills the Pipe Family, Brave Family, Red Cloud Family, Belt Family, Kills Small Family, Good Lance Family, Rouillard Family, Young Dog Family, St. Kateri Catholic Church Community, All Veterans, Rising Voices, and All Friends & Relatives.
Pallbearers will be Cisco Fills The Pipe, Tim Little, Bubba McGint, Matthew Fills The Pipe, Donovan Kills Small, Chaske Zahn, Kermin Kills Small, and Pete Fills The Pipe.
Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Friday, May 24, 2019 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD with Rosary services starting at 7:00 PM.
Funeral Services: 10:00 AM, Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD.
Officiating: Sister Barb Bogenschutz and Mr. Charles McGaa
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Floyd Hand and Mr. Scotty Brown Eyes
Burial Services: St. Bernard’s Catholic Cemetery, Red Shirt Table, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD