Wake services for Quentin Bruguier Jr., 58, of Lake Andes,were Wednesday at the White Swan Community Center in Lake Andes. Graveside services were Thursday, May 5, at the Native American Cemetery, rural Wagner, with military honors. Peters Funeral Home in Wagner was in charge of arrangements.
Quentin Peter Bruguier, Jr. (J. B.) was the third born child to Quentin P. Bruguier, Sr. & Myrtle B. (Dion) Bruguier. He was born June 4, 1963 and passed away Thursday, April 21, 2022 in Tuscon, AZ.
JB attended elementary to 10th grade at Andes Central in Lake Andes. He transferred to Marty Indian School in the 11th grade and graduated the 12th grade there.
He enjoyed playing sports and participated in rodeo activities. He was known for riding broncs and bulls. JB met Ann Honomichl and together they had one son, Quentin P. Bruguier, III (Yamni). JB then met and married Michelle Denney, from that union they had Michael Bruguier along with Dedric, Brian and JB. He also had one daughter, Shanda James.
JB worked for the Yankton Sioux Tribe in many capacities, also sitting on the Tribal Council for two years. He enlisted in the United States Army and was honorably discharged on January 24, 1995 as a PFC 2. Throughout his years he lived in Yankton, St. Paul, MN, and Vancouver, WA. He later came home and settled in Lake Andes.
JB was baptized and confirmed in the Native American Church of Charles Mix County. Throughout his years with the church he was a great help. Sitting as a cedarman and a fireman. JB had a unique voice for singing and a love for reading the Bible.
JB loved rodeos, hunting, fishing, playing fast pitch softball with the L.A.Warriors and gambling. His greatest love was his family and relatives. JB will be truly missed.
JB was preceded in death by his father, Quentin P. Bruguier, Sr., sisters: Henrietta Lucy Neal-Bruguier and Ruby Ann Bruguier; maternal grandparents Daniel
W. Dion and Philomene Louise Weston-Dion, and paternal grandparents, Rufus Bruguier and Lucy Rockboy-Bruguier.
JB was survived by his mother, Myrtle Bernice Dion-Bruguier; brothers: Willard Bruguier, Sr. (Debbie), Terry Bruguier, Sr. (Lynn), Anthony Bruguier, Sr. (Nicole), and Henry Bruguier, Sr.; sister Danita Rose Bruguier; children: Quentin “Yamni” Bruguier III (Chiara), Dedric Denney, Brian Bruguier, J.B. Bruguier, Michael Bruguier, and Shanda L. James; many, many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.