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07/15/2017 - Amos 'Mike' Black Eyes

Funeral services for Amos Michael “Mike” Black Eyes, age 77, will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the LaCreek CAP Office in Martin, SD with Pastor John Poff officiating. Traditional services will be announced.
 
Burial will be at the Black Eyes Family Cemetery in Bear Creek.
 
A two-night wake service will begin at 3:00 PM on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the LaCreek CAP Office in Martin, SD.
 
Mike made his journey to the Spirit world on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Rapid CityRegionalHospital in Rapid City, SD. He was born on June 29, 1940 to Adam Black Eyes and Jennie Ruff in Pine Ridge, SD.
 
Mike loved making his family laugh with his native humor. The laughter and joy he brought to his family will always be cherished. Mike loved the casino, always hoping to hit the big one. He will always be remembered as a loving and generous person who devoted his life to making sure his Tiyospaye was always taken care of. 
 
Mike will always be remembered for all the card games that were hosted at his house; the laughs and the love in the room were a welcome relief from the negativity around the reservation. His stories and humor will be missed sorely. 
 
Words cannot describe the pain being felt by all. Mike was not only a father, uncle, cousin, brother, and grandfather, but he was and always will be a part of all of our lives.
 
Mike is survived by sons Michael (Jennifer) Black Eyes and Charles Black Eyes of Martin, SD; daughter Amy Black Eyes of Denver, CO; beloved nieces Caroline Standing Bear, Robin Standing Bear, and Patricia Standing Bear, all of Martin, SD; beloved nephews Carl Standing Bear Sr., Gene Standing Bear, Ike Standing Bear, and Gordon Standing Bear, all of Martin, SD; and all of his beloved grandchildren, friends, and all who knew him.
 
Mike was preceded in death by parents Adam Black Eyes and Jennie Ruff; brothers John “Buddy” Black Eyes, Harvey Black Eyes, Thomas Black Eyes, Duane “Sleepy” Black Eyes, and Wayne Black Eyes; and sister Evelyn Black Eyes.
 
Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD is in charge of arrangements for Amos Michael “Mike” Black Eyes.

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