08/30/2017 - Donald Bear Runner
Funeral services for Donald Leslie Bear Runner, age 51, will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the Parish Hall in Porcupine, SD.
Officiant and Traditional Services are To Be Announced.
Burial will be in the Bear Runner Family Cemetery in Porcupine, SD.
A two-night wake service will begin with the first night starting at 5:00 PM on Monday, August 28, 2017 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD. The second night will start at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at the Parish Hall in Porcupine, SD.
Casket bearers will be Donovan Bear Runner, Julian Bear Runner, Daniel Morales, Marcos Amador, Mario Amador, and Curtis Quiver. All other friends and family are his honorary casket bearers.
Donald passed away on August 22, 2017 in Ponca City, OK. He was born on April 8, 1966 to Donald Larry Bear Runner and Cordelia L. Blindman Bear Runner in Pine Ridge, SD. He was raised in the Vallejo, CA area, graduating from high school and then going to college, where he received an associate's degree. As a painter, Donald helped many people beautify their homes, even owning his own painting business in Bartlesville, OK. Donald was the entertainer and peacemaker of his family. Lighthearted and fun describe his ways, and Donald worked to help others enjoy their time, too. The Oglala Lakota Sioux provided a proud heritage for Donald. With his Native American heritage and his love for God and the Bible, Donald was a spiritual man. Ever the family man, Donald relished his time with his family, both immediate and distant, and he loved them all intently.
Survivors include love of his life Roxanna Bear Runner of Vallejo, CA; cherished mother Cordelia Blindman of Ponca City, OK; dear children Miguel Ramos of Vallejo, CA, Julian Bear Runner of Vallejo, CA, Donovan Bear Runner of Vallejo, CA, Bri Anna Bear Runner of Vallejo, CA and Robert Bear Runner of Vallejo, CA; siblings Laura Bear Runner of Ponca City, Sandra Garcia and husband Elias of Wautoma, WI, Dawn Colette Bear Runner of Fresno, CA, Gerita Amador and husband Pacho Amador of Ponca City, OK, David Harlan and wife Talia of Ponca City, OK, Kenneth Tony No Heart of Ponca City, OK, Woniya Bear Runner of South Dakota, and Donald James Bear Runner of South Dakota; adored grandchildren Kalia Bear Runner, Miguel Ramos Jr., Mykel Ramos, and Amayah Ramos; and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Donald was preceded in death by father Donald Larry Bear Runner.
Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD is in charge of arrangements for Donald Leslie Bear Runner.
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