Michael Dale Janis was born January 13, 1956, in Pine Ridge, S.D., to “Sunshine” Janis and Cleo (Morgan) Pourier. Michael, 63, of Pine Ridge, made his journey to the Spirit World on September 15, 2019 at the I.H.S Hospital in Pine Ridge.
Michael is survived by his father, Stanley Pourier; sisters, Fawn Trueblood, Delmarie Pourier, Nellie Pourier, Nita Little Whiteman, Phoebe Janis, Jenny Janis, Bev Lafferty, Valerie and Connie Pourier; brothers, Gilbert Janis, Louie Janis, Chris “Barney” Janis, Oliver Good Buffalo, Mitchell Pourier and Leon and Lonnie Morgan; children, Stephanie Janis, Kellen Janis, David Janis, Jeanette Trueblood, Tamara Trueblood, Michelle Hagen, Kelly Eagle Elk, Jessica LaDeaux, John LaDeaux, Jr. and Karen Brown Bull; grandchildren, Baby Kellen, Alexander & Samuel Janis, Ptorian Lupi, Toby & Terrance Trueblood, Treyson Brewer, Talisha & Talia Trueblood, Peyton Davis, Mariah & Julie Janis, Joe Mesteth, Jeff Pourier, Casey Pourier, Saige, John “Jr.” & Tevin Little Sky, Alex & Grace Eagle Elk, Skyla LaDeaux; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins
Michael was preceded in death by his parents, “Sunshine” Janis and Cleo (Morgan) Pourier; son, Doyle Janis; and brother, Charlie Shot with Arrow.
Pallbearers will be Morgan Tibbitts, Beau Little Whiteman, J.T. Trueblood, Patrick Brewer, Steven Brewer, Brian Kindle, Jace Janis, Leroy Janis, Matt Trueblood and R.J. Pond.
Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Friday, September 20, 2019 at the Little Wound School Small Gym in Kyle, SD with evening prayers being held at 7:00 PM.
Funeral Service: 10:00 AM, Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Little Wound School Small Gym in Kyle, SD
Officiating: Father Ron Seminara, S.J.
Burial Service: St. Stephen’s Catholic Cemetery, Kyle, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD