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07/13/2019 - Martin 'Jim' Catches Sr.

Funeral services for Martin James “Jim” Catches Sr. “Mas’i Wanyanke,” age 68, at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the Catches Family Residence in Calico, near Pine Ridge, SD with Father Edmund Yainao, S.J., officiating. Traditional Lakota services will be provided by Percy White Plume.

Burial will be at the Catches Family Cemetery in Calico, SD.

A two-night wake service will begin at 1:00 PM on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the Wakpamni CAP Office in Pine Ridge, SD with prayer services starting at 7:00 PM each night.

Jim was born on April 15, 1951 at home in Slimbuttes, SD to Everett Catches and Antonia Iron Rope. He made his journey to the Spirit World on July 6, 2019 at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD.

Jim is survived by spouse Judy Catches of Chadron, NE; children Robert Catches, Martin (Sheri) Catches Jr., and Kristie (James) Sitting Holy, all of Rapid City, SD, Sasha Catches of Denver, CO, Thomas and Lillian Catches of Chadron, NE, Joseph (Andrea) Catches of Alliance, NE, and Kevin Catches of Rapid City, SD; siblings Bernice (Jim Green) Catches of Martin, SD, Joseph “Ed” Catches of Calico, SD, June Catches of Chadron, NE, Emily Catches of Newtown, ND, and Adeline “Sissy” Catches of Oglala, SD; 14 grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Jim was preceded in death by parents Everett Catches and Antonia Iron Rope; brothers Gaylord Catches Sr., Elroy “Sluggo” Catches Sr., Marvin Catches and Dale Catches Sr.; sister Doreen Richards; and granddaughter Hazel Little Hoop-Catches.

Pallbearers will be Jonathan Catches, Ben Catches, Jeffrey Catches, Kenny Hill, Ralph Hunter, Christopher Schommer, Verne Weston Sr., and Girma Green.

Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD is in charge of arrangements for Martin James “Jim” Catches Sr. “Mas’i Wanyanke.”

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