John Blair Thunder Hawk was born July 7, 1947, in Alliance, Neb., to Joseph Thunder Hawk and Philomene Cedar. John, 72, made his journey to the Spirit World on October 31, 2019, at his home in Denver, Colo.
John is survived by his children, Julian Thunder Hawk of Seneca, KS, Doreen Sword of Wilmot, SD, Canmaska (Brian Cameron) Thunder Hawk of Watertown, SD, Hilutawin Thunder Hawk of Wilmot, SD, Sophie (Frank) Hoss of Sisseton, SD, and Tiea (Chad) Thunder Hawk-Johnson of Milbank, SD; brothers, Rudolph Thunder Hawk of Porcupine, SD and Steve Thunder Hawk of Sioux Falls, SD; hunka brother, David (Karen) Pourier of Porcupine, SD; sister, Betty Black Crow of Gordon, NE; grandchildren, Chris Anderson, Nicole Anderson, Dustin Vandave, Trevor Anderson, Isabella Jacobson, Dawn Pieker-Sword, Jacob Pieker Sword, Ashlyn Thunder Hawk, Alex O’Farrell, Brooklyn Hoss, Lachasity Finley, Maria Finley, Cedar Finley, Sierra Finley, Cashus Opsal, Caspian Johnson, Aaron Hoss, and Cody Hoss; and great grandchild, Videl Georgo.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Philomene Thunder Hawk; brothers, Herman and Homer Thunder Hawk; sisters, Jessie Marie and Victoria Thunder Hawk; and grandparents, Charlie and Mary Thunder Hawk.
Pallbearers will be Tom Thunder Hawk, Alex O’Farrell, Julian Thunder Hawk, Chris Anderson, Robert Swimmer, and Joseph Romandia.
Honorary pallbearers will be all friends & relatives.
Visitation Services: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the Father Pauly Hall in Porcupine, SD
Funeral Services: 1:00 PM, Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the Father Pauly Hall in Porcupine, SD
Officiating: Senior Catechist Ben Conquering Bear
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Frances “Chubb’s” Thunder Hawk
Graveside Services: St. Julia’s Episcopal Cemetery, Porcupine, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD