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November 28, 1989 – Friday, December 7, 2018

Service Information
Church of the Blessed Kateri
Thursday, December 20th, 2018
5:00 PM

Visitation Information
Church of the Blessed Kateri
Thursday, December 20th, 2018
1:00 PM

Janis Marie Bear Ribs, age 29, of Minneapolis journeyed to the Spirit World on December 7th, 2018.

She was born November 28th, 1989 in Denver, CO the daughter of Aloysius Bear Ribs and Teresa Janis.

Janis was a friendly, loving and kind girl who enjoyed laughing, Mexican Dancing, Native American Fancy Dance and the color pink. She loved animals and had a pet squirrel named “Squeaky”. She was close to her brothers and sisters. Janis was a beautiful, fun loving person who took many photos.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents: Althea Janis and George Janis; aunts: Janice Janis and Christine Janis; niece: Alisha Janis and an uncle: Terry Bear Ribs.

Survived by her parents; daughter: Yacenah Sanchez; brothers: Preston Janis, Timothy Bear Ribs and Curtis Bear Ribs; sisters: Donni Janis and Tahnee OneFeather; many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Janis Bear Ribs will be held on Thursday, December 20th, 2018 at 5:00 at Church of the Blessed Kateri. Shawn Phillips will officiate.

A wake will take place on Thursday, December 20th beginning at 1:00 PM at Church of the Blessed Kateri.

Honorary casket bearers will be Clay Janis, Roger Janis, Leon Janis, George Janis, Jean Merrival, Bobby Jo Merrival, Keanu Janis, Onaliyah Estrada and all her family and friends.

Casket bearers will be Preston Janis, Timothy Janis, Curtis Bear Ribs, Wendell Olson, Donni Janis and Tahnee Onefeather.

Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, is serving the family. On-line condolences can be make at

7 Guestbook Entries

  1. Timothy Love

    Shorty was one of the most beautiful souls to ever grace this planet ! Despite the battles with her demons she had a heart of gold and always shared that big heart warming smile of hers !! She was a once in a lifetime friend, and will be greatly missed. RIP my friend until we meet again….TDA

  2. Timothy Duke

    So sad to hear of Shorty’s passing, she was a once in a lifetime friend and I will always remember her. Despite the battle with her demons she always shared her beautiful smile and her heart of gold… RIP my friend until we meet again… God Bless

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  5. TDA

    Hey Shorty
    You are loved and missed alot !
    Happy Birthday
    RIP until we meet again….

  6. TDA

    Still missing you Shorty, til we meet again xoxo

  7. TDA

    Miss you
    RIP my friend until we meet again !


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