Dalton Eugene YoungBear "Ki Ski Ka Da", 21, of Tama, passed away Friday, December 6, 2013, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Traditional Graveside Services will be held Sunday, December 8, 2013, at 2:00 PM at Meskwaki Cemetery on the Meskwaki Settlement in rural Tama with Homer Bear Jr. as speaker. A Public Visitation will be held Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 1 PM to 3 PM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama and then proceeding to the Bear Clan Ceremonial Building on the Meskwaki Settlement for a Traditional Wake that evening.
Dalton was born on December 2, 1992, in Waterloo, Iowa, the son of Ann Stark. He previously attended Meskwaki High School and graduated in 2011 from Riverside Indian School in Anadarko, OK. He then attended Haskell Indian Nations University for one year. Dalton was a young man with much love for the game of basketball and the shoes. In addition, he still held on to a dream of playing college and hopefully professional basketball. His other passion was music which led him in the direction to his career in Concert promoting and management. At twenty, he put together his own event promoting and management company, YoungBear Productions (YBP). He really wanted to put together major events with some of the biggest names in the industry, unfortunately he didn't get to realize those dreams. He loved his family and friends very much and made sure they knew it. Dalton also always made sure they were okay. Survivors include his mother, Ann Stark-Perez (Leopoldo Perez); brother, Lawrence Black Cloud; step-brothers, Anthony Perez, and Daniel Perez; grandmother, Eleanore Stark and grandparents, Leonard and Chloe YoungBear; girlfriend, Mikailah Thompson; uncles, Ray YoungBear, Russell (JoAnn) YoungBear, and Steven Kapayou; aunts, Clara (Wayne) Hinman, Shelley Kapayou, Becky and Marcine YoungBear; cousins, Laura Fokkena (Connor Durflinger), Lisa Fokkena, Rakaya El-Kasaby; and several other cousins, relatives, and many, many friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Eugene Stark.