Jacob Vernell Iron Horse Sr. ‘Tasunka Maza
PINE RIDGE - Jacob Vernell Iron Horse Sr. “Tasunka Maza”, 53, made his journey to the Spirit World on Friday, March 3, 2017, at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City.
Jacob Vernell Iron Horse Sr. was born on November 26, 1963 in Pine Ridge to Jackson Iron Horse and Bertha (White Bull) Wounded. His grandparents, “Joe” & Sophi Catches, raised him as their own. He was taught the Peyote and Sundance way and was strong with both.
Jacob is survived by his children, Jeremy Iron Horse and Jalia Iron Horse, both of Rapid City, Monte Hunter and Jasmine Iron Horse, both of Pine Ridge, Jensine Iron Horse of Allen and Jamie Two Bulls of Sioux Falls; sisters, Carol Wounded of Pine Ridge and Janice Afraid of Bear of Fort Hall, Idaho; aunt, Rachel Chief Eagle of Hot Springs; grandchildren, Jetta, Stryker and Jacynda Tobacco, Viston Iron Horse, Jesse and Jontay Iron Horse, Casey, Khaliyah, Kyson, Jeremy, Jr., Khanishe, Khaneiah, Kairah and Talia Iron Horse; and great-grandson, Alfernando Rae Hunter of Calico Community, near Pine Ridge.
Jacob was preceded in death by his parents, Jackson Iron Horse and Bertha (White Bull) Wounded; grandparents, James “Joe” and Sophi Catches; children, Jacob Iron Horse, Jr., Jamar, Jamie, Jackie, Danielle, and Jontay Iron Horse, and Misty Hunter; sisters, Shirley Bell, Angelina Red Cloud and Karyn Wounded; brothers, Anthony Wounded and Levi Wounded; and nephews, Alfernando and Leo Black Feather.
Jacob was loving Father, Brother, Uncle, Cousin, and Grandfather. He will be greatly missed.
Two night wake services were held March 9, 2017 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala and March 10 at the Wakpamni CAP Office in Pine Ridge. Funeral Services were held March 11, at the Wakpamni CAP Office in Pine Ridge with
Mr. Wilson Coleman and Mrs. Ella Coleman officiating. Burial Services were held at the Catches Family Cemetery, #4 Community, near Pine Ridge.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge