Cordell Linn Slow Bear was born August 1, 1965, in Pine Ridge, S.D., to Roland Slow Bear and Doris Dreaming Bear. Cordell 54, made his journey to the Spirit World on February 10, 2020 at his home in Hot Springs, SD.
Cordell is survived by his sisters, Lorna (Lovato) Slow Bear of Hot Springs, SD, Janet (Tobacco) Cheyenne of Oglala, SD, and Judy Slow Bear of Rapid City, SD; brothers, Norbert Bell of #4 Community and David Dreaming Bear of Sioux Falls, SD; aunties, Rachael Chief Eagle of Pine Ridge, SD, Corrine Brave of Oglala, SD, and Louise (Porcupine) Stands of Minneapolis, MN; uncles, Calvert Dreaming Bear of Denver, CO, Delmar Dreaming Bear, Sam Porcupine and Gilmore Porcupine all of Oglala, SD; nephews, Conway New Holy, Nathaniel Tobacco, Jr., Sidney Rowland, Val High Hawk, Jr. and Deon Iron Teeth; nieces, Huberta Stands, Ella Tobacco, Valeria, Natasha, Rolanda, and Troylynn High Hawk, and Kaitlyn Iron Teeth; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Cordell was preceded in death by his parents, Roland and Doris Slow Bear; sisters, Lois Slow Bear and Diane Little Boy; brothers, Delbert Little Boy, Menford Slow Bear, Alvin Slow Bear, and Steve Slow Bear; grandparents, Herbert and Mary Dreaming Bear; special uncle, Marvin Dreaming Bear; and numerous aunts and uncles.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Knap, Louie Ramos, Oliver Brown Bull, Willy Wounded, Lyle Conquering Bear, Frank Two Bulls, Deon Iron Teeth, Harold Dreaming Bear, Austin Warrior, Sidney Rowland, William “Billy” Pulliam, and Ronny Sinclair.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dale Conquering Bear, Conway New Holy & Family, Hilda Kills Small & Family, Huberta Stands, Ella Tobacco, Judy Slow Bear & Family, Naomi Yellow Horse & Family, Donnie Slow Bear & Family, Wilma Returns & Family, Clarence “Booky” Richards, Alton Eagle Louse, Genevieve Chase, Karen & Lenora Blacksmith & Family, Darren New Holy, Bill Pulliam & Family, Christine Provost & Family, Rex & Darliss Crow, Gilson, Velma, Pam, & Theda & Family, Corrine Brave & Family, Donovan “Charge” Kills Small, Delmar Dreaming Bear & Family, Calvert Dreaming Bear, Austin, Jennifer, Holly, & Lester Warrior & Family, Kills Small Family, Ten Fingers Family, Slow Bear Family, Dreaming Bear Family, Wounded Family, and all friends & relatives who knew Cordell.
Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 3:30 PM, Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD with evening services starting at 7:00 PM
Funeral Services: 11:00 AM, Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD
Officiating: Father Joe Daoust, S.J. and Sister Barb Bogenschutz
Burial Services: Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Cemetery, #6 Community, Oglala, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD