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Lonnie Plain Bull Sr.

Lonnie Berk “Julio” “Sluggo” Plain Bull Sr., 41, died July 9, 2014, at Northern Montana Hospital in Havre.

A son of the late Gordon and Phyllis Plain Bull, he was born Feb. 16, 1973, in Billings. He was a member of the Crow Tribe, and his Indian name “Bishee Itchiish” (Good Buffalo) was given to him by John Truell of Fort Washakie, Wyo. He was a member of the Whistling Water Clan and a child of the Ties the Bundle.

Mr. Plain Bull grew up in the Pryor area and attended school at St. Charles Mission and Pryor Elementary School before graduating from Plenty Coups High School in 1992.

He briefly attended Rocky Mountain College on a scholarship playing basketball and football and also attended Stone Child College. He held several jobs as a laborer for the Crow Tribe, Pryor Clinic and Rocky Boy Schools.

Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Caryn; four children, Lonnie Jr., Wesley, Nathaniel and Rheannon Plain Bull, all of Box Elder; sisters, Lilly Jefferson, Julia Plain Bull, Julie Hugs, Tana Shane, Elizabeth Bird in Ground, Janet Sees the Ground, Renee Yellowtail, Ollie and Christy Costa, Rosalie Turnsplenty, Wendy Hunts Arrow, Norma Falls Down, Janice Little Light and Sandra Rock Above, all of Pryor; brothers, Lyman Turk Plain Bull of Pryor, Gordon “Gordy” Plain Bull Jr. of Colorado, Melville Stops, Dewayne Costa, Dominic Costa, Ray Stands, Joseph “JJ” Rock Above and Harry Rock Above, all of Pryor, and Michael Stewart Sr., Lance Rock Above and Blaine Fortner, all of Billings; adopted mother, Joanne Rock Above of Pryor; and grandfather, Larry Plain Bull Sr.

Services were July 12 at Plenty Coups High School. Burial followed in Pryor Cemetery. Arrangements were in the care of Dahl Funeral Chapel.

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