James Jonas Uses Many

  • BORN: August 25, 1948
  • DIED: August 13, 2013
  • LOCATION: Wakpala, South Dakota

Funeral services for James Jonas Uses Many, 64, of Wakpala, formerly of Red Scaffold, will be Thursday, Aug. 22 at 11:00AM at the Wakpala Community Center with Father Rob Schwarz, Father Les Campbell, Minister Helene Circle Eagle, Deacon Bea Skinner and the Episcopal Lay Readers officiating. Music was provided by Daryl Whipple and Jared Uses Many. Burial will follow at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Cemetery, Wakpala. Viewing will begin at 4:00PM Wednesday at Stout Family Funeral Home, Mobridge, leaving in procession at 5:00PM to the Wakpala Community Center for wake services at 7:00PM. Jonas entered the spirit world August 13, 2013 in Mobridge.

James Jonas Uses Many was born August 25, 1948 in Red Scaffold, South Dakota to James Uses Many, Sr. and Elsie Little Moon. He attended school in Red Scaffold and Eagle Butte.

Jonas married Vanessa Red Bull and to this union 7 children were born, Jared, Janet, Janel, Jules, Jodene, Jonie and Jeffrey. The family lived in Red Scaffold, moving to Wakpala in the mid 1980's.

Jonas loved to sing, write songs and play his guitar. While in Red Scaffold, he had a band that played at dances all over Indian Country. He made many friends, had a great sense of humor and was a real jokester. He also enjoyed watching football, especially if the Denver Broncos were playing.

He will be dearly missed by his mother, Elsie of Wakpala; his children, Jared (Rhonda) Uses Many of Ft. Yates, ND, Janet L. Uses Many, Ft. Yates, ND, Janel L. Uses Many, Mandan, ND, Jules Uses Many, Eagle Butte, SD, Jodene Uses Many, Bismarck, ND, Jonie (Joe) Brings Plenty, Takini, SD and Jeffrey Uses Many, Ft. Yates, ND; brothers, Randy Kills Small, and Darold and Gerald Uses Many all of Wakpala and Blaine Uses Many of Timber Lake; his sister, Lillian Little Shield of Wakpala along with 22 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews and his uncles, Wally Little Moon and Andrew Little Moon, Jr.

Jonas was preceded in death by his father, James Uses Many, Sr.; Lala Moon; brother, Vetal Uses Many, aunts, Amanda Oka and Alice Chasing Hawk; nephew, Shane Maurice Little Shield; cousins, Verdell, Ronnie, Myron, Bernie, Jerris, Marlys and Glennis Oka, Evans Jr. and Jolene Chasing Hawk; nieces and nephews, Stacy Chasing Hawk, Bernie Reynolds, Michael LaFramboise, Travis and Vicki Oka and grandson, Jalen Mellette.

Funeral Service
  • August 22, 2013
    11:00 AM
  • Wakpala Community Center
  • Wakpala, SD 57658
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