PINE RIDGE — Matthew James Bear Eagle, 59, made his journey to the Spirit World on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the Sanford Ava’s Hospice House in Sioux Falls.
Matthew James Bear Eagle was born on February 5, 1958 in Pine Ridge to Solomon Bear Eagle and Carolyn High Pine.
Matthew is survived by his daughter, Constance Bear Eagle; stepchildren, Tommy Lucero, Phyllis Lucero, and Albert Lucero; siblings, Steven Bear Eagle, Jackson Iron Horse, Beverly Larson, Elmer Bear Eagle, Arlo Looking Cloud, Carolyn One Feather, Eloise One Feather, Clara McManus, Julie Shot to Pieces, and Von Bear Eagle.
Matthew was preceded in death by his parents, Solomon Bear Eagle and Carolyn High Pine; spouse, Lorraine Fast Horse; son, Timmy Bear Eagle; and siblings, Vina Richards and Darrell Bear Eagle.
A two night wake service started on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Church of God in Wounded Knee. Funeral services were held on Monday, January 22, 2018 at the Church of God in Wounded Knee, with Pastor Stanley Hollow Horn officiating. Traditional Lakota services were with Mr. Gerald Ice. Burial service was at the Johnson Memorial Presbyterian Cemetery in Wounded Knee.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.