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Richard James Janis, Sr.

Richard James Janis, Sr. was born on September 24, 1947 in Pine Ridge, SD to Henry Janis and Zona (Hawk Wing) Janis. Richard made his journey to the Spirit World on April 11, 2017 at the Hospice of the Hills in Rapid City, SD.

Richard is survived by his spouse, Arlene Janis of Rapid City, SD; sons, Todd Janis, Jeff Janis, Richard Janis, Jr., and Godfrey Janis all of Pine Ridge, SD; daughter, Fawn Janis of Shakopee, MN; sister, Zona Tomsha of Auburn, WA; 14 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Zona Janis; brothers, Godfrey, Carl, Henry, Jr., Gansler, Greeley, Nicholas, Garfield, and Harvey Janis; sister, Vienna Bad Milk; daughter, Lisa Marie Janis; and grandson, Steven Christopher Janis.

A one-night wake service was held for Richard at 4:00 PM, Monday, April 17, 2017 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, SD with Rosary Services starting at 7:00 PM at the church.

Mass of Christian Burial took place at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, SD., with Father Christopher Johnson, S.J. & Mr. Charles McGaa officiating. Burial services concluded at the Bad Milk Family Cemetery, White Horse Creek Rd., Manderson, SD.

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

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