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Eli Jason Feather Earring October 15, 1972 ~ November 29, 2017

Eli Jason Feather Earring was born on October 15, 1972 in Pine Ridge, SD to Edgar Ghost Bear and Linda Feather Earring. Eli made his journey to the Spirit World on November 29, 2017 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD.

Eli is survived by his wife, Rolene (Morrison) Feather Earring of Black Hawk, SD; children, Dante, Destiny, Elijah, Elissya, Elias, Jason, Kevin, and Shaniah Feather Earring, Sundance Tail, Jeff and Elizabeth New Holy, and Damon and Danielle Morrison; 5 grandchildren; brothers, Justin White Bull of Wakpamni, SD, and Calvin and Donny Ghost Bear, both of Pine Ridge, SD; sister, Theresa White Bull of Glencoe, MN; uncles, Dwight Black Crow of Batesland, SD, Eugene Black Crow of Wakpamni, SD, Waylon Black Crow of Dunseith, ND and Rick Gray Grass of Wakpamni, SD; aunts, Betty Black Crow of Gordon, NE and Mary Lou Black Crow of Wakpamni, SD; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Eli was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar Ghost Bear and Linda Feather Earring; grandmother, Theresa Feather Earring; aunts, Marilyn Tail, Dorothy Black Crow, Kathy Short Bear and Tracey Buckley; and uncles, Ken Short Bear and Tony Black Crow.

A one-night wake service was held for Eli starting at 1:00 PM, Friday, December 1, 2017 at the William “Bill’ Conquering Bear Gymnasium in Batesland, SD. Funeral services took place at 11:00 AM, Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the William “Bill’ Conquering Bear Gymnasium in Batesland, SD, with Reverend Rhoda Mesteth officiating, traditional Lakota services conducted by Mr. Lonnie Little Hoop. Burial services concluded at the St. Andrew’s Cemetery, Wakpamni, SD.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD.

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