Dominic Fighting Bear
Nov 24, 1976 - Apr 3, 2017
A Funeral Mass for Dominic Thomas Fighting Bear, 40, will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 7, 2017 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church with Father Jim Heiser officiating. Interment will follow at Oldman Cemetery. A Rosary will be recited 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 6th at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church with a wake to follow at the family home, 311 Great Plains Road.
Mr. Fighting Bear died on April 3, 2017 at SageWest Hospital in Riverton, Wyoming.
He was born on November 24, 1976 in Riverton, Wyoming, son of Homer Fighting Bear, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth (Antelope) Fighting Bear.
Dominic attended elementary schools at St. Stephens, Busby, MT and Lame Deer, MT. He then attended Riverton Middle School and St. Stephens High School where he graduated May of 1995. He received a basketball scholarship from Central Wyoming College where he attended immediately following his high school graduation. Dominic was known for his athleticism. He was an amazing volleyball and basketball player and even coached basketball at St. Stephens. He also enjoyed playing horseshoe and pool and sing pow wow songs with his brothers and son. Dominic was also known to be a good mechanic and had a great sense of humor.
Mr. Fighting Bear worked as a chef for Morning Star Restaurant, Sagebrush Grill, Maverik Country Store and 789 Bingo. He was also employed at the Casino doing various jobs.
Dominic was the CYO President of St. Stephens Parish, a member of the Eagles Society of the Northern Arapahoe Tribes, Chief Society of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and one of the lead singers of the Riverside Drum Group. He was also a baptized member of the Catholic Church and the Native American Church.
Survivors include his parents, Mary and Homer Fighting Bear, Sr.; sons, Jeremiah Fighting Bear, Joaquin Pikivitt, and Shadow Eagle; daughters, Cetera Moss and Annalisa Davis; brothers, Leland, Homer, Jr., Irvin, Ethan, Dakotah, Darryn, Shane, Shawn, Gary, Ian, Jerry, Jr., Donovan, Wesley, Jr., Dane, Franklin III, Ashton, Bernie, Sheldon, Alden, Charlie, Ace and PJ; sisters, Kelli, Lisa, Shanell, E.T., Florence, Jerilynn, Kristen, Katelynn, Shawntay, Nancy Jean, September, Darcy Bernadette and Gwen; nephews, Leland, Ethan, Jr., Thaddeus, Treyvon, and Tristan; nieces, Jaylynn, Kynlee, Braylee, Jolynn, Kylene, Alondra, Maya, Khiara and Makya; extended family; Antelope, Oldman, Sandcrane, Fighting Bear, Little Mouth, Redneck, Standing Elk, Redman, White and Norse.
Mr. Fighting Bear was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Franklin and Elizabeth (Oldman) Antelope; paternal grandparents, Herbert and Margaret (Standing Elk) Fighting Bear; maternal great grandparents, Jesse and Elizabeth (Norse) Oldman, Ralph and Mary (Redman) Antelope; paternal great grandparents, William and Julia (Looks Behind) Fighting Bear, Alex and Sally (Redneck) Standing Elk; aunt, Elizabeth F. Oldman; cousins, Ivan Pine, Sr., Winema Ignacio, Delores Ignacio, Erestine Little Mouth.
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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home