Gilmanita Marie Haas was born June 20, 1977, in Pine Ridge, S.D., to Leonard Haas and Karen (Running Hawk) Walking. Gilmanita, 42, of Pine Ridge, made her journey to the Spirit World on December 7, 2019 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City.
Gilmanita is survived by her brothers, Billy Joe Haas, Lester Walking, Jr., Ashley Janis, Louis Janis II, Charles, Franklin, Thomas, Vern, Raymond, Hermis and Nicolas Janis; sisters, Megan, Alex, Annie and Marquerite Janis; hunka brother, Jay Paul Gallego; nephews, Jonathan J. Haas, Cannon, Ricky, Alan, Trey, Damien, Ian, Tyson, Evan, Dontaye and DeAundrea Janis; nieces, Paisley and Trinity Janis, Ayonna and Kiyanna Haas; hunka mothers, Wilma Colhoff and Lorraine Tracke; grandparents, Floyd & Lorita Running Hawk; uncles, John Haas and Louie R. Janis; aunt, Maxine Running Hawk; and special friend, Timothy Sullivan.
Gilmanita was preceded in death by her mother, Karen (Running Hawk) Walking; father, Leonard Haas; brother, John L. Haas; and grandmothers, Lenora Running Hawk and Lydia Haas.
Pallbearers will be: Nikki Crazy Thunder, Erica Buckman, Helen Buckman, Betty Buckman, Tiffany Sitting Holy, Lloyd Big Crow, Jay Paul Gallego, Zelda Pulliam, Deshea Tracke, Clement Crazy Thunder, Renita Poor Bear and Dawn Rose Two Bulls.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: Maxine & Louie Janis, Joyce Bear Robe & family, Heather Janis & family, Sissy Yellow Boy & family, Iris Janis & family, Tessie & Benita Bear Robe & family, Wilma Colhoff & family, Ivis Black Elk & family, Sarah Running Hawk & family, Lorraine Tracke & family, Arlen Morrison & family, Gaylene Bordeaux & family, Simone Little Hawk & family, Lester Walking, Sr., Sherry Steele & family, Collette Bagola & family, Catches Family, Hoof Family, JoAnn Sierra & family, Emma & Donovan, Annie Gallego, Vienna Janis & family, Jeanie Waters & family, Jessie Waters & family, Violet Bissonette & family, Gary Steele & family and All Friends & Relatives.
Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD with evening prayer services starting at 7:00 PM.
Funeral Services: 10:00 AM, Friday, December 13, 2019 at Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Sam Long and Mr. Floyd Running Hawk
Graveside Services: Holy Cross Episcopal Cemetery, Pine Ridge, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD