Dean Lays Hard was born June 25, 1963, in Pine Ridge, S.D., to Leo Lee Lays Hard Sr. and Caroline Jane (No Neck) Lays Hard. Dean, 56, of Kyle, made his journey to the Spirit World on September 19, 2019 at the Sanford USD Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Dean is survived by his children, Beth Gay, Sage Black Hawk, Lance Black Hawk, Casey Black Hawk and Jill Black Hawk, all of Denver, Colo.; siblings, Jeanette Lays Hard, Marilyn Lays Hard, and Donna Janis all of Kyle, SD, Kathie St. John and Judy Lays Hard both of Rapid City, SD, and Rolland Lays Hard of Sharps Corner, SD; aunt, Rena Short Horn of Kyle, SD; and 11 grandchildren.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents, Leo, Sr. and Caroline Lays Hard; daughter, Nicole Two Crow; and siblings, Leo Lays Hard, Jr. and Connie Cutschall.
Pallbearers will be Bill Brave Heart, Keith Kills Straight, Duane Blue Bird, Merle Gomez, Adam Lays Hard, Kevin St. John, Duane Iron Crow, and Ben Apple.
Honorary pallbearers will be DJ Janis, Leon Janis, Tom Janis, Tyler Two Crow, Jerome Two Crow, Caesaer Fire Thunder, Cody St. John, Brandon Mesteth, Kato White Lance, Caitlyn Fraser, Kevin Fraser, David Fraser, Leon Few Tails, Lowell Few Tails, Louis Few Tails, Jr., Leroy Few Tails, Lyle Blue Bird, Tommy Blue Bird, Tony Blue Bird, Chuck Hernandez, Ryan Hernandez, Sharps Corner Dialysis Unit and All Friends & Relatives.
Wake Services: Two night wake service starting at 2:00 PM, Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Community House of Prayer in Kyle, SD with evening services starting at 7:00 PM each night of the wake.
Funeral Service: 10:00 AM, Monday, September 23, 2019 at the Community House of Prayer in Kyle, SD
Officiating: Lay Readers Johnny Wilson and Rita Brown and Rev. Cordelia Red Owl
Burial Service: St. Barnabas Episcopal Cemetery, Kyle, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD