Craig Roy Janis, Jr.

Craig Roy “CJ” Janis, Jr., 27, of Kyle, S.D., passed away October 6, 2020, in Kyle.

Craig “CJ” Janis was born August 13, 1993, in Pine Ridge to Jodi Janis and Craig Janis Sr. 

CJ is survived by his spouse, Eden Rodriguez; his sons, Jarel “Popu” Rodriguez and Craig “Baby CJ” Janis III, all of Kyle; his mother, Jodi (Dave) Janis, Kyle; his Father, Craig (Georgia) Janis, Kyle; brother, Michael Janis, Gordon, Neb.; sisters, Angel Hernandez, Kan., Christian Janis, Adele (Troy) Two Bulls, Hunter (Winston) Janis, Kyle, Lauren (Kyle) Janis, Gordon, and Mataya Janis, Rapid City; grandmother, Ramona Ashmore; grandfathers, Albert Janis and Tommy Janis; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

CJ was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Loyola Jo Janis Sr. and Myrnette Apple Janis; maternal grandparents, Gary Garnette Sr., Aqualynne Garnette, and Lenora Watters; brother, Anthony Janis; and cousins and uncles.

Viewing services were held from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 12, at the St. Stephen’s Catholic Cemetery in Kyle.

Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 12, at the St. Stephen’s Catholic Cemetery in Kyle, with Father Ron Seminara, S.J. officiating and Vic Camp performing the traditional Lakota services.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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