Jerry Jesse Bear Shield, Sr.

Jerry Jesse Bear Shield, Sr., 71, of Pine Ridge, S.D., passed away October 24, 2020, in Casper, Wyo.

Jerry Jesse Bear Shield, Sr. was born on January 4, 1949, in Pine Ridge to Matthew Bear Shield and Edna (Blue Bird-Grabbing Bear) Apple. Jerry made his journey to the Spirit World on October 24, 2020, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.

Jerry is survived by his son, Jerry Bear Shield, Jr.; siblings, Juliana Parra Munoz and Robert Red Shirt; and hunka siblings, Darrell “Chopper” Blue Bird and Marvin Richard.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Matthew Bear Shield and Edna (Blue Bird-Grabbing Bear) Apple; sons, Robert Bear Shield, Derek Bear Shield, and Cody Bear Shield; and siblings, Darrell Spotted Elk, Sr., Francis Grabbing Bear, and Theresa Waters; and nephew, Floriberto (Mijo) Parra Munoz, Jr.

Visitation services were held from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Friday, October 30, at the Sioux Funeral Home in Pine Ridge.

Graveside services were held at 12:30 p.m., Friday, October 30, at the Bear Shield Family Cemetery in Wounded Knee, with Mr. Michael Little Boy performing the traditional Lakota services.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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