March 8, 1981 ~ July 30, 2022
PINE RIDGE – Michael James Red Nest (Mato), 41 made his journey to the Spirit World on July 30th 2022.
Michael James Red Nest was born on March 8, 1981 in Pine Ridge South Dakota to Esther Cecilia Slow Bear-Red Nest.
Michael (Mato) is survived by his children, Esther Red Nest, Michael Red Nest, Jr., and Mayda Red Nest all of Pine Ridge, SD; his siblings, Robert Red Nest-Rattling Chase, Linda Rivera &Family, Edison Red Nest Jr. & Family, and Delores Red Nest; grandson, J’sean Red Nest; relatives, Derek Rattling Chase, Rob Rattling Chase, Dennis ”Peper” Cross, TC Marado, Linda Hawk Wing, Misty (Ross) Red Nest, Justine Wolfe, Jennifer Wolfe, Wyatt Wolfe, Krystal (Josey) Eagle Bull, Juanita Wolfe, John Wolfe, Jr., Esther Wolfe, Allison Bear Nose, Jerrolyn Bear Nose, Duane Martin, Yvonne Martin, James Garnett, Ernie Evans, Naomi Evans, and Mary Poor Bear & Family,
Michael (Mato) is being welcomed into the Spirit World by his Ina, Esther Cecilia Red Nest(Slow Bear); Hunka Ate, Antoine “Indian” Marrowbone; sister, Connie Red Nest; brother, Dustin Michael Chief; cousin, Ricky Chase; and great nephews Thomas, Dustin, and Marquez Rosado.
Pallbearers will be Mario White Butterfly, William “Bully” Pulliam, Ross Segura, Rob Crazy Thunder, Josey Eagle Bull, Chance Pulliam, John Wolfe, Jr,. Justin Hawk Wing, Emilio Wolfe, and Queto Wolfe,
Honorary Pallbearers will be John Wolfe, Sr., Darwin Long, Jr., Beau Foote, Janelle Knight, Allison Bear Nose and family, Zelda (Jesse & Chance) Pulliam, Heather Brings Plenty, Alex Rosado, Natasha Pulliam, Travis Pulliam, Ann Amiotte, Red Nest Family, Marvin Richards, Desmond Red Star, Delaney Elk Boy, Jasmine McCollam, Arraya Houston, BilliJo Haas, Curtis Red Owl, Larry Walking, Cyrus Walking, Robin White Butterfly, Fernando White Butterfly, Sip White Butterfly, Darwin Richards & Family, DJ Winters, Louis Winters, Hawk Wing Family, James Garnette, Tawny Iron Horn, Jay Buckles, Duane White Calf & Family, Antone Blue Bird, Jessie Waters, MaryBell Poor Bear & family, Sara & Beca Dilly, Tawny Lyons Sisters From Macy Neb., and all friends & relatives.
Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 11:30 AM, Monday, August 8, 2022 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD
Funeral Services: 2:00 PM, Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD
Officiating: Sister Barb Bogenschutz
Traditional Lakota Services: Robert Red Nest-Rattling Chase and Mike He Crow
Drum Group: Pass Creek Singers
Burial Services: Our Lady of the Sioux Catholic Cemetery, Oglala, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD.