FORT YATES, N.D. – Ryan Summers, 25, made his journey to the Spirit World on Monday, September 10, 2018 in Fort Yates, N.D.
Ryan Mitchell Summers was born on October 12, 1992 at St. Alexius Hospital in Bismarck, N.D. to Jolene Big Shield and Richard Summers. Ryan made his home in Fort Yates, N.D. Ryan attended Standing Rock Elementary K-8th grade. Ryan had a lot of friends. Ryan never had any children of his own but loved and cared for his nieces and nephews. Ryan loved to travel, listening and writing his lyrics down to his favorite songs. He loved to be on his phone texting family and friends. Ryan did his daily routes. He also gave more then what he had. Loyalty, Honesty, family and friends will always be held close to his heart. He will always be remembered as the brightness star in the night sky.
Survived by his mother Jolene Big Shield, father Ritchie Summers, sisters and brothers Melanie & Shilo Demery, Keenan & Ambruelia Big Shield, Jennifer & Hoksila Miner, Lance Summers. Nieces and nephews that he loved as his own Kendall Summers, Brianna White Twin, Brayden White Twin, Savannah Demery, Eagle Boy Joshua, Jasmine Pleets, Chase Summers, Alivya Silk/Big Shield, Nathaniel Miner, aunt Twyla Rough Surface, uncle Alton (Donna) Summers.
He was proceeded in death by niece Savannah Dreams, nephew Hayden King Miner, grandfather Zachery Big Shield Sr., uncle Zachery Big Shield Jr., aunt Leona Big Shield, Emily Gayton Big Shield, grandparents Milton & Wilma Summers, Margaret Thunder Shield.
Honorary Pall Bearers & Friends: Alex Lawrence, Jayden Lawrence, Elaine Lawrence, Dylan Fast Horse, Drake Gayle, Isiah Standing Crow, Jaylen Fool Bear, Aaliyah Yellow Hammer, Ty Bird Hat, Bernard Baker, Shilo Demery, Jaci Wolf Necklace, Jodie Wolf Necklace, Ryan White Cloud, Jenna Silk, Julian Buffalo Boy, Kennadee Antelope, Scheud Grey Bear, Scooter, Koda Tree Top, Leonard Crow Ghost, Luke Follet, Milton Sibil, Erin See Walker, Rhonnae Antell, Aryle De- Lory, Sammy Silk, Stevie Vaulters, Philip Walker, William Walker, Teddy Buckley, Duress Brown, Camille Crowe, Roman Silk, Robbie Two Shields, Arliss Black Elk, Stephanie Tikanye, Shawn Tikanye Jr., Stephan Tikanye, Poncho Tikanye, Cheryl American Horse, Mona American Horse, Twyla & Sam Rough Surface, Dwayne Tikanye, Beverly Two Shields, Robert Day Family, Vivian Day, Arlene Hodgekiss, Darlene & Delbert Chasing Hawk.
Funeral services for Ryan were held on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at the AJ Agard Building in Fort Yates, N.D., with Father John Floberg, Marlin & Rita Hunt, Rev. Evans Ione Elk officiating. Burial was at St. Gabriel’s at Red Hail Camp Cemetery.