The Buffalo Lake District Center
February 24, 2010
Jarred (Ja-bone) Keith Brant, “Red Storm”- “Wakinya Duta”, age 28 was born on November 20th, 1981 at Gettysburg Memorial Hospital to Ronald Keith Brant and Melynda Jane HighBear.
Jarred journeyed to the Spirit World on Friday, February 19th, 2010. He and his uncle Michael Brant died tragically in a house fire.
Jarred was the oldest of six children: Jade Kristen, Wambli Waste, Angel Elizabeth, Kelly Rose Blossom and Shannda Marie.
Jarred attended school at St. Stephens School and Heart of the Earth Survival School. He also attended Sisseton Public School and graduated from Tiospa Zina Tribal School in 2002. Jarred later attended Sisseton-Wahpeton College (was elected Class President) and United Tribes Technical School. Due to health problems, Jarred stayed close to home where he enjoyed life living by the lake at Red Iron. He enjoyed fishing year round.
He loved to play moccasin games and enjoyed making round dance songs. Pow-wows were his life! He was a champion grass dancer. Jarred performed in dance troops all through out Minneapolis. Jarred and his sister did a presentation once, at one of the most prestigious companies in the Twin Cities, The 3M Company.
He worked at the Dakota Magic Casino in 2008 as an event staffer at the Convention Center. He also worked as buffet attendant in the restaurant.
Jarred is survived by his mother: Melynda J. HighBear; his father: Ronald Keith Brant; a brother: Wambli Waste Brant; three sisters: Jade Brant, Angel Brant and Shannda Brant; many other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by a sister: Kelly Rose Blossom Brant, grandmas: Amy HighBear & Rose Blossom Brant, grandpas: Paul HighBear & Norman Isaac Brant, uncles: Martin HighBear, Joe HighBear and Gary Brant Sr., aunts: Rita Rae HolyBull, Paulette HighBear, Inez Marks, Pauline HighBear, Margy Miner, Beatrice Meservey and Storm Valentine HighBear.
Combined funeral services for Jarred Brant and Michael Brant will be held on Wednesday, February 24th at 10:00 A.m. at The Buffalo Lake District Center.
Filmore Simon, CLP will officiate.
Interment will follow at Buffalo Lake Presbyterian Cemetery.
Special music by Drum Groups: “Red Storm”, “Eyabay” and “Midnte Express”. Butch Felix will be the vocalist.
All night wake will be held on Tuesday, February 23rd beginning at 7:00 P.M. at The Buffalo Lake District Center.