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Wayne Anthony Red Bear
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Birth: Mar. 24, 1960
Eagle Butte
Dewey County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Mar. 15, 2006
Brown County
South Dakota, USA

Services for Wayne Red Bear, 45, Redfield, were held Monday, March 20, 2006, at the HVJ Cultural Center, Eagle Butte, with Father Jeffry Barnes, Sister Addie Morris and Mother Marion Recenold officiating. Burial was in St. Peter's Episcopal Cemetery, Thunder Butte. The Luce Funeral Home, Eagle Butte, was in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Ashley Arpan, Barry Arpan, Austin Cook, Fred E. Bacon, Jeff Four Bear, Mark Four Bear, St., Troy Eagle Chasing, Robert Red Bear, Jr., Roy Hale, Jr., Jason Red Bear and Alex Mound.
Honorary pallbearers included the following: Mr. and Mrs. William Red Bear and family, Mr. and Mrs. Mike and Rose (Red Bear) Mitchell and family, Loretta (Red Bear) Runs After and family, Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Red Bear and family, Mrs. Roy (Lila Red Bear) Hale and family, Mr. and Mrs. Zane and Haroldine Arpan and family, Mr. nd Mrs. Emanuel Red Bear, Sr., and family, Marje Dupris and family, Ed Dupris and family, Eagle Hunter, Robert Chasing Hawk, Bertha Chasing Hawk, Caroline Raining Bird, Theresa Lofton and family, Rick Laundreaux and family; Wayne's friends at SDDC: Marlin L. Darrell D., Doug D., Brad P., Steve S., Larry S., Earl H., and Ron G., and the staff from SDDC and friends in the community: Mary Berg, Jennifer Wiedeman, Tiffany B., Lana Lake, Frank Schwartz, Jackie (with the activity center) and Myrtle F.
Mr. Red Bear died Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at Avera St. Luke's Hospital, Aberdeen.
Wayne Anthony Red Bear was born March 24, 1960, at the Indian Health Service, Eagle Butte, to John R. and Alida (Arpan) Red Bear. He was the first infant delivered at the Cheyenne River Service Unit. Owing to complications during the birthing Wayne sustained brain injuries. He lived with his family until age six, when he entered the Redfield Developmental Center, where he remained until his death.
During his residency at the center he enjoyed attending all sporting events, especially football. The Vikings were his favorite NFL team and he loved to wear clothing with their team logo. He also enjoyed watching and attending parades, coloring fuzzy posters and giving them to staff members to display, attending dances, decorating the dorm area for the holidays, attending chapel services (especially joining his friends for social time following the services), SPURS (therapeutic horseback riding), attending concerts on campus and in the community, Stampede hockey games, county and state fairs and working on various projects. He spent his free time at the activity center working with beads making magnets.
He participated in the Special Olympics in bowling, basketball and track and field. He was very proud of his efforts in preparing for these events and the ribbons and medal he received. He also looked forward to being a shepherd in the annual Christmas pageant on campus. His friends in the center included Marlin, Darrell, Jennifer, Mary and Tiffany.
The family's regular visits were made on special occasions by his sisters, Darla and Dawn, brother, Damon, grandmother, Florence Arpan, and his mother, Alida.
Survivors include his mother: Alida (Arpan) Chasing Hawk; his stepfather: James Chasing Hawk; brother: Damon Red Bear; and sisters: Dawn Red Bear, Darla (Red Bear) Bacon and Barbara Charging Clouds and her family; nephew: Fred E. Bacon; niece: Jonni Rose Bacon; and uncles, aunts and cousins from the Red Bear, Clown, Larrabee and Arpan families.
He was preceded in death by his father: John Russell Red Bear; his grandparents: Henry and Louise (Clown) Red Bear and Steve and Florence (Larra-bee) Arpan; uncles: Emanuel Red Bear, Sr., Wayne Red Bear and Hilmer Red Bear; cousins: Jack Red Bear and Alan Hale; and nephew: Adam Red Bear.

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Saint Peter's Episcopal Cemetery
Thunder Butte
Ziebach County
South Dakota, USA
Created by: L Davenport
Record added: Mar 17, 2006
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