Fermena Jeanette Feather Earring was born February 21, 1956, in Pine Ridge, S.D., to Benjamin Feather Earring/Conquering Bear and Alvina (Grass) Conquering Bear. Fermina, 63, of Minneapolis, Minn., made her journey to the Spirit World on October 3, 2019, at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Fermena is survived by her parents, Ben and Alvina Conquering Bear; brothers, Don Feather Earring and Melcolm Feather Earring both of Porcupine, SD; sisters, Verla Feather Earring of Sioux City, IA, Gerda Feather Earring of Minneapolis, MN, Shirlene Feather Earring and Millie Blue Horse both of Porcupine, SD, Benita Cottier of Pine Ridge, SD, and Tana Boyd and Latoya Feather Earring both of Porcupine, SD; sons, Corbin Feather Earring of Sioux Falls, SD, Robert Feather Earring of Porcupine, SD, Richard Running Shield and Corley Running Shield both of Minneapolis, MN; and hunka sisters, Buela Weasel Bear and Arletta Weasel Bear both of Rapid City, SD, and Yolanda Black Bear of Pierre, SD.
Fermena was preceded in death by her grandparents, John Grass and Etta Weston; and son, Jessie Running Shield.
Pallbearers will be Cordney Locke, Corley Running Shield, Corbin Feather Earring, Richard Running Shield, Robert Feather Earring, John Cross Dog, and Cody Janis.
Honorary pallbearers will be Abbott Hospital Staff, Curtis Jackson, Danny Bruce, Renae Bad Moccasin, Judy Barrett, Darla Bruce, Molly John, Hazel Colbertson, Pearl Iron Boy, Lauren John, Wilma Blacksmith, Alberta Horse, Mary Young Bear, Frieda Has No Horse, Iva Yellow Elk, David & Tiny Pourier, and All Relatives & Friends.
Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Friday, October 11, 2019 at the Porcupine School Gymnasium in Porcupine, SD with evening services starting at 7:00 PM.
Funeral Services: 10:00 AM, Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Porcupine School Gymnasium in Porcupine, SD
Officiating: Father Ed Hunt and Lay Minister Anthony Wounded Head
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Ricky Grey Grass
Graveside Services: St. Luke’s Cemetery, Sharps Corner, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD