Michael "Little Mike" Duran

Apr 2, 2014 Staff

Michael "Little Mike" Duran of Arapahoe, died at his home on Monday, March 31, 2014. He was 50 years old.

A rosary and wake take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at16 C'Hair Lane.

Funeral mass is at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 3, at St. Stephen's Catholic Mission. Burial will follow at the Arapahoe Catholic Cemetery.

Michael Lee Duran was born April 21, 1963, in Helena, Mont., to Joyce Marie Duran. He was a lifelong resident of the Wind River Indian Reservation. He attended school in Illinois to become a meat cutter.

He was of the Catholic faith and also was a member of the Native American Church.

He worked for the tribal elections department as security personnel, doing roofing, was a stocker at Walmart and was a meat cutter at the Wind River Casino.

His family said he enjoyed drawing, listening to music, and taking in and raising dogs. He was an avid boxing fan and enjoyed meat cutting, watching nature shows, "Seinfield," "Conan the Barbarian" and "COPS." He loved being with his family and friends.

He is survived by his son, Wolf Elkins Duran; his daughter, Michaela Marie Duran; his brothers, Eric Underwood, Damon SunRhodes, Gaylen Littleshield; Duran brothers Verdale, Newell, Forrest, Alfred, Claudio, Shado, Lamar, Delmer Jr., Shane and Dominic, and their families; Monroe brothers Virgil, Leo, Stoney, Wesley and Chris, and their families; Bell brothers Paul Jr., Brian, Sheldon and Alfred, and their families; Percy Headley and family, Norman Ybarra, Tomas Ybarra Jr. and Tracey Wagon, and their families; his sister, Diana Rae Underwood and family; Duran sisters Erin, Caroline, Chalice, Stephanie, Claudette and Chasity, and their families; Tweet Pingree, Candy LittleThunder, Reva SunRhodes and their families; Monroe sisters Theda, Beatrice and Trish and their families; Bell sisters Sandy, Priscilla and Valerie and their families; his aunts, Judy Duran, Ida Monroe, Margrite Brown and family, and Nellie Hanway and family; his uncles, Delmer Duran Sr., Chuck and Kenny Redfield, Claude Duran Sr., Michael G. Duran, Albert Willow and family, and Joe Duran and family.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Joyce Marie Duran; his brother, Roderick Louis Underwood; his grandparents, Steven Sr. and Ida (Willow) Duran; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home (

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