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Michael Dwayne Shane, Sr.

June 28, 1967 ~ January 11, 2024 (age 56) 56 Years Old

Michael Shane, Sr. Obituary

Michael “Mike” Dwayne Shane, Sr. passed away after a short illness on January 11, 2024 at Kootenai Health Center in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  He was born on June 28, 1967 in Billings, Montana to the late Rudolph Shane, Sr. and Maxine Know His Gun. He was raised by the late Sarah Shane.


Mike grew up in Crow Agency.  He attended Crow Public School and graduated from Hardin High School. In high school he was on the cross country team and went to state all four years. In 1985 he was a State Champion for the Hardin cross country team. He received his Bachelors in Art in Science at MSU- Billings in 1995. He loved to run, hike, paint, hunt, mechanics, sing traditional songs and watch sermons on his tablet.  Mike had been a paraplegic for the last 27 years due to a swimming accident.  He attended Home Church for some time, preaching, teaching and singing for the Lord and he attended a few art shows in Idaho and Montana.

His late wife, Lynette passed years ago and from this union they have three children.

He is preceded in death by His grandmother Sarah Shane; his parents Maxine Knows His Gun, Rudolph, Sr., and Iva Shane; brothers Robert, Sr., Jason Shane, Jr., Frederick Knows His Gun III, George Knows His Gun and Brian Knows His Gun; sisters Valerie Knows His Gun; aunts Vanetta Dawes, Donna Mae Chavez and Beulah Hamburg; uncles Jason Shane, Sr., Isaac Birdinground, Sr., Richard Knows His Gun and Frederick Knows His Gun, Jr.; grandparents Frederick Knows His Gun, Sr., Frances Hogan and Mamie Hogan.

Mike is survived by his children Maranda, Mikey, Jr. and Marty Jay Shane;his grandchildren Lynette, Tyrelle, Mikey, III, K-Sarah, Saashee, Dustin, Samira, Marty, Jr., Zamira and Katlyn; his sisters Ada, Kendra Christina, Jennifer and Zandee Shane; his brothers Rudolph Shane, Jr., Rex Darren Chavez, Frank (Cammie) Knows His Gun, Sr., Cameron McCormick, Sr., John Knows His Gun, Sr., Tommy McCormick, Dennis McCormick, Lyndon (Rona) Driftwood and Clinton House; sisters Mary Knows His Gun, Alma McCormick, Cheryl Not Afraid, Maxine Hamburg; adopted daughter Michelle Not Afraid; his aunts Gwen Plain Bull, Jennifer Flat Lip, Janet Birdinground,  Berua, Eva, Samonz, Verna Not Afraid and Georgianne Bad Bear; his nieces Sara, Malieya, Rose, Angel, Ellyse, Genevieve, Rayna, Joni, Maggie, Christianna, Hannah, Brenda, Zoey, Olive, Zarita, Unique, Cameron, Athena, Amberly and Zoey; nephews Jerome, Daniel, Josh and Rudy.

Extended family includes Birdinground, Knows His Gun, Shane, Takes Horse, Old Horn, Morrison, Costa, Old Elk, Birdinground, Doyle, Alden, Plainfeather and Pretty Weasel.

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January 17, 2024

11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Bullis Mortuary

Funeral Service
January 18, 2024

11:00 AM
Crow Community Baptist Church
Crow Agency, MT 59022

Interment following funeral service
January 18, 2024

Crow Agency Cemetery
Crow Cemetery Road
Crow Agency, MT 59022


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