“Medimetaqa” Ellsworth “Bucky” Youngbear Jr., 46

“Medimetaqa” Ellsworth “Bucky” Youngbear Jr., 46, of Tama, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Traditional Graveside Services will be held Monday, August 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Meskwaki Cemetery on the Meskwaki Settlement in rural Tama with Homer Bear Jr. as speaker. A Traditional Wake will be held Sunday evening at the Bear Clan Ceremonial Building on the Meskwaki Settlement in rural Tama.

Survivors include his children, Surrell Youngbear of Tama, Francine Youngbear of Toledo, Ellsworth Youngbear III of Tama, Josephine Youngbear of Toledo, Zandra Youngbear of Toledo, Joel (Ashley) Youngbear of Arkansas, Jerald (Fiona) Youngbear of Minnesota, and Matthew (Paige) Willow of Oklahoma; two grandchildren, mother, Arlene Blackcloud of Tama; father, Ellsworth Youngbear Sr. of Tama; siblings, Holly (Jeff) Youngbear-Schrock of Toledo; Jesse (Jennifer) Ortiz of Toledo, Heliodoro Ortiz of Tama, and Jason Davenport of Tama; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home, Tama-Toledo is assisting the family with the arrangements.