Duane George Johnson was born January 18, 1963, in Pine Ridge, S.D., to James Johnson and Myrtle (Red Breath Bear) Johnson. Duane, 56, of Cheyenne, Wyo., made his journey to the Spirit World on August 24, 2019, at the Cheyenne Health Care Center in Cheyenne.
Duane is survived by his children, Duane and Eric Johnson both of Cheyenne, WY, Christen Johnson of Denver, CO, Nicole, Charles, and Martika Johnson all of Sioux Falls, SD; 20 grandchildren; sisters, Blossom Jumping Eagle of Manderson and Selma Johnson of Porcupine, SD; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Duane was preceded in death by his father, James K. Johnson; mother, Myrtle Red Breath Bear-Johnson; brother, James “Sonny” Johnson; and nephew, Jeffrey “Tuffy” Shangreaux.
Pallbearers will be Phillip Jumping Eagle, Sr., Sherman DeSersa, Olivia “Honey B” DeSersa, Orlando Two Bulls, Jacob Garnier, Gerald Weasel, Alex Looks Twice, Kevin Two Bulls, and Andrew Steele.
Honorary pallbearers will be Babette Thin Elk, Donna Jumping Eagle, Russell “Chico” Mousseaux, All His Grandchildren, All His Nephews & Nieces, Maynard Cortier & Family, Lester Cortier, Pansy Two Bulls & Family, Susan Two Bulls & Family, June Two Bulls & Family, Mildred “Paperdoll” Alkier & Family, Bernice White Hawk & Family, Pinky’s Store Employees, Reggie & Brent Bear Heels, Alta, Rita, Percy, Mona, & Alex White Plume, Garf Little Dog, Danny Selby, Gina Padilla, Jr. Iron Hawk, Lisa Lone Hill & Family, Wounded Knee District CAP Office, Doctors & Nurses of Cheyenne Medical Center, and All Friends & Relatives
Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 4:30 PM, Friday, August 30, 2019 at the #9 Community Church in Manderson, SD with evening services starting at 7:00 PM.
Funeral Services: 10:00 AM, Saturday, August 31, 2019 at the #9 Community Church in Manderson, SD
Officiating: Pastor TJ Jernigan
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Mike Little Boy
Graveside Services: Johnson Family Cemetery, White Horse Creek, Manderson, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD