Wantawa Win Red Bear

Wantawa Win “Arrow” Red Bear, 39, of Allen, S.D., passed away September 21, 2020, in Martin.

Wantawa Win Red Bear was born on May 18, 1981, in Pine Ridge to Dianne (Ackerman) Desrosiers and Albert Red Bear, Jr. Wantawa Win made her journey to the Spirit World on September 21, 2020, at the Bennett County Hospital in Martin.

Wantawa Win is survived by her mother, Dianne (Ackerman) Desrosiers; father, Albert Red Bear; siblings, Nadewessa Red Bear, Nate Big Fire, Nigel Red Bear, Shay Desrosiers, Kinew Desrosiers, and Gabe Desrosiers, Jr.; and numerous aunts, uncles, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Wantawa Win was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Soloman and Jessie Red Bear; grandparents, Albert, Sr. and Christine (Crow Dog) Red Bear, Merle and Dorothy (One Road) Ackerman, Kunsi Arlene One Road, and Melda Red Bear-Trejo; and uncles, Billy Red Bear and Daniel Ackerman. 

A two night wake service was held starting at 4:30 p.m., Friday, September 25, at the Albert Red Bear, Jr. residence in Yellow Bear-Allen.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 27, at the Albert Red Bear, Jr. residence in Yellow Bear-Allen, with Quanah Matheson and Verdell Primeaux performing the traditional Lakota services.

Burial services were held at the Native American Church Cemetery in Allen.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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