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Jonathan Charles Bull Bear “Wohokiza Ska” (White Lance)



RAPID CITY—Jonathan Charles Bull Bear “Wohokiza Ska” (White Lance), 27, made his journey to the Spirit World on Jan. 18, 2016 in Rapid City. 

Jonathan Charles Bull Bear was born on July 1, 1988 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, to Linda Bull Bear and step-father Richard Broken Nose. Jonathan went to Little Wound School his middle school years and then transferred to Pine Ridge School for his high school years.  After high school, Jonathan moved to Rapid City to work various jobs such as a carpenter, roofing & labor.

Jonathan was given an Indian name ceremony by his grandmother, Eva Good Crow Bull Bear White Lance, his grandpa John White Lance gave him his name to carry on.  Jonathans middle name, Charles, was given to him by his uncle, Steven Charles Good Crow.  He was involved in the 500 Mile run along, and also believed in his Lakota way of life throughout his entire life. 

Jonathan is survived by his sons, Royal, Timothy, and Jonathan, Jr. all of Rapid City; special friend, Andrea Cortier of Rapid City,; mother, Linda Bull Bear of #4,; step-father, Richard Broken Nose of #4,; sisters, Jolene (Milton) Around Him, Jodi (Alan) Bull Bear, Joni (Stan) Little Boy, Duwana (Derek) Star, Jovan (James) Big Crow; brothers, Terry (Dawn) Bull Bear, Ben Bull Bear, Ray (Jojo) Bull Bear, and Troy (Claudia) Bull Bear; 7 nieces and 9 nephews. 

Jonathan was preceded in death by his grandparents, Royal and Eva Bull Bear; uncles, Adolph, Ray Vance, Pete, and Timothy Bull Bear; aunties, Verine Clifford and Arlene Bull Bear; and niece, Annisa Around Him.

Two night wake services were held Jan.23,  at the Little Wound School Auditorium and the second night Jan. 24, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church Hall in Kyle. Funeral Services were held Jan. 25, 2016 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church Hall in Kyle. Officiating:  Deacon Harold Condon. Traditional Lakota Services:  Mr. Richard Broken Nose and Mr. Jerome LeBeaux. Burial Services were held at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Cemetery in Kyle.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge


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