Jacob Vernell Iron Horse Sr. “Tasunka Maza”
Jacob Vernell Iron Horse, Sr. was born on November 26, 1963 in Pine Ridge, SD 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 made his journey to the Spirit World on March 3, 2017 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD.
Jacob is survived by his children, Jeremy Iron Horse and Jalia Iron Horse, both of Rapid City, SD, Monte Hunter and Jasmine Iron Horse, both of Pine Ridge, SD, Jensine Iron Horse of Allen, SD and Jamie Two Bulls of Sioux Falls, SD; sisters, Carol Wounded of Pine Ridge, SD and Janice Afraid of Bear of Fort Hall, Idaho; aunt, Rachel Chief Eagle of Hot Springs, SD; 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, SD.
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.
A two-night wake service was held for Jacob with the first night at 3:30 PM, Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD, and the second night at 2:30 PM, at the Wakpamni CAP Office in Pine Ridge, SD. Funeral services took place at 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 11, 2016 at the Wakpamni CAP Office in Pine Ridge, SD with Mr. Wilson Coleman and Mrs. Ella Coleman officiating. Burial services concluded at the Catches Family Cemetery, #4 Community, near Pine Ridge, SD.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD.