Jacob “Jake” Pourier was born April 2, 1992, in Rapid City, S.D., to Bobbi Jo Pourier. Jacob, 27, of Porcupine, made his journey to the Spirit World on June 21, 2019, at the I.H.S. Hospital in Pine Ridge.
Jacob grew up in the rural area North of Sharp’s Corner, SD. He attended Rockyford Elementary, Pine Ridge Middle School and went on to graduate from Little Wound High School. Jacob was a proud basketball player for the Mustangs.
As a young man, Jacob enjoyed playing basketball and playing Xbox games in his free time. He enjoyed riding his favorite horse, Ginger, whenever he could.
During his high school years, Jacob found the love of his life, Shayla, and they enjoyed 11 beautiful years together. During that time, they enjoyed each other’s company and raising their daughter, Mila. Together they shared in the joy of welcoming their baby girl Mila Ann into the world two years ago. And together, they anticipate the arrival of their baby boy.
Jacob is survived by his wife, Shayla Iron Cloud; his daughter, Mila Ann and their unborn son, Jacob, Jr.; his mother, Bobbi Jo (Leon) Janis; grandparents, Dave & Karen “Tiny” Pourier, and Deloris Bear Killer; siblings, Cydnee, Talisa, Shira, Shirae, Desiree, Daniel, Lauren, Angelina, Ace, Lexie, and Mandie; aunt, Jeanette (Bob) Amiotte; uncle, Len Pourier; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jacob was preceded in death by his aunt, Paulette Pourier; uncle, Lonnie Pilcher; and cousin, MacKenzie Pourier.
Pallbearers will be: Bryer Cottier, John Iron Boy, Jory Weston, Alan Jealous, T.J. Iron Cloud, Larry Shangreaux, Shawn Clemmons, Adam Shangreaux, Brice Hornbeck, Brennon Montgomery, and Troy Iron Cloud.
Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Friday, June 28, 2019 at the Rockyford School Gym in Rockyford, SD with evening prayer services starting at 7:00 PM.
Funeral Services: 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the Rockyford School Gym in Rockyford, SD
Officiating: Fr. Edmund Yainao, S.J., Fr. Ron Seminara, S.J. and Mr. Bill White
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Dave Swallow, Jr.
Burial Services: Pourier Family Cemetery, North of Sharp’s Corner, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD