Martin James Catches Sr. was born on April 15, 1951, at home in Slim Buttes, S.D., to Everett Catches and Antonia Iron Rope. “Jim,” 68, of Chadron, Neb., made his journey to the Spirit World on July 6, 2019, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City.
Jim is survived by his spouse, Judy Catches of Chadron, NE; children, Robert Catches, Martin (Sheri) Catches, Jr., and Kristie (James) Sitting Holy, all of Rapid City, SD, Sasha Catches of Denver, CO, Thomas and Lillian Catches, both of Chadron, NE, Joseph (Andrea) Catches of Alliance, NE and Kevin Catches of Rapid City, SD; siblings, Bernice (Jim Green) Catches of Martin, SD, Joseph “Ed” Catches of Calico, SD, June Catches of Chadron, NE, Emily Catches of Newtown, ND, and Adeline “Sissy” Catches of Oglala, SD; 14 grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Everett Catches and Antonia Iron Rope; brothers, Gaylord Catches, Sr., Elroy “Sluggo” Catches, Sr., Marvin Catches and Dale Catches, Sr.; sister, Doreen Richards; and granddaughter, Hazel Little Hoop-Catches.
Pallbearers will be: Jonathan Catches, Ben Catches, Jeffrey Catches, Kenny Hill, Ralph Hunter, Christopher Schommer, Verne Weston, Sr., and Girma Green.
Wake Services: Two night wake service starting at 1:00 PM, Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the Wakpamni CAP Office in Pine Ridge, SD with prayer services starting at 7:00 PM each night.
Funeral Services: 2:00 PM, Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the Catches Family Residence in Calico, near Pine Ridge, SD
Officiating: Fr. Edmund Yainao, S.J.
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Percy White Plume
Burial Services: Catches Family Cemetery, Calico, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD