Ahakila “Happy” Marie Bear Nose, 27, of Minneapolis, Minn., passed away September 22, 2020, in Minneapolis.
Ahakila “Happy” Marie Bear Nose was born on October 30, 1992, in Rapid City, S.D. to Michael Bringman and Jerrolyn Running Shield. Ahakila made her journey to the Spirit World on September 22, 2020 in Minneapolis.
Ahakila is survived by her children, Dyeanna Gallegos and Andres Gallegos, Jr.; mother, Jerrolyn Running Shield; father, Michael Bringman; siblings, Allison Bear Nose, Jenna Black Bear, Jade Running Shield, and Tina Bear Nose; nieces and nephews, Alvaro Aleman, Jr. and Arrailee Black Bear; grandfather, John Bringman; uncle, Robert Rattling Chase; and aunt, Cindy White Thunder.
Ahakila was preceded in death by her grandparents, Marie White Thunder and Joseph Bear Nose; uncles, Elton Black Feather and Ron Black Feather; and aunt, Lisa Pecoraro.
A one night wake service was held starting at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 6, at the Sharp’s Corner Baptist Church at Sharps Corner.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 7, at the Sharp’s Corner Baptist Church at Sharps Corner, with Pastor Matt Hadden officiating and Mr. Robert Rattling Chase performing the traditional Lakota services.
Burial services were held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Cemetery in Sharp’s Corner.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.