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Mendota Inipi this is not our community Inipi. It is open to all who want to come. Dec 2rd, at 12:00 at the DuPuis House in Mendota, potluck. There may be an Inipi on Nov 18 and 19 watch for updates on our website and email.
Membership Meeting November 19, at 6:30 at our ancestral home the DuPuis House. Our meeting will be a week earlier because of Thanksgiving.
Reminder our Holiday Party and Toy Drive is Dec 8th, 1-4 at the our ancestral home the DuPuis House.
Everyone is welcome
Please bring a dish to share for the feast.
DuPuis House / Sibley Site
1357 Memorial Hwy
Mendota, MN 55150
Curt was the Mendota Community Tribal Chairman for 2 terms. The Mendota Community will miss him. Curt came to the Wacipi / Pow Wow each year and carried in the LaClaire / LeClaire Staff. If Sandy and family wants we will honor Curt at our next Wacipi / Pow Wow Sept 13-15-2019, this will be our 20th Wacipi / Pow Wow. We missed Curt at our last Wacipi / Pow Wow.
Rest in peace!
The Mendota Tribal Council & Our Community Members.
Obituary for Curtis Russell LaClaire
Curt LaClaire was called home on October 31, 2018, passing peacefully after a 13 month battle with cancer.
Curt married Sandy (Iverson) 48 years ago, and together they raised 9 wonderful children. He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 42 years. He loved people, especially youth. He was always involved in serving in the Church, spending many years as a Scoutmaster.
A loving husband, father, and grandfather, his greatest joy was his 28 grandchildren. Curt is preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Pauline (Helseth) LaClaire.
He is survived by his wife, Sandy; his children: Kim (Todd) Sinjem, Curtis (Becky) LaClaire, Derek LaClaire, Keith (Kayla) LaClaire, Dionne (Steve) Sandall, Joel LaClaire, Spencer (Tatiana) LaClaire, Paul (Jane) LaClaire, Noelle (Josh) Slagowski; his siblings: Bruce (Carol) LaClaire, Vicky (Pete) Eckman, Doug (Linda) LaClaire, Susie Foty, Renee Foss, Dennis (Karyn) LaClaire; and his grandchildren: Sofia, Hogan, Lola, Ethan, Eli, Jonah, Janie, Sadie, Lukas, Isabelle, Mason, Alex, Elsie, Violet, Stevie, Lillian, Landon, Scarlet, Isaac, Juliet, Olivia, Brooklyn, Hadley, Teagan, Milo, Ari, Leo, Finn, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Special thanks to the staff at HCMC Cancer Center and Heritage Hospice for their tender care of Curt.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 10th, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4700 Edinbrook Terrace, Brooklyn Park, MN. A viewing will be held prior to services beginning at 9:30 a.m. private interment will follow services. Those wishing to send flowers may have them delivered to Holcomb-Henry-Boom-Purcell Funeral Home 515 Highway 96 West Shoreview, MN 55126.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family under the “Tribute Wall” tab above.
Mound Cemetery of Brooklyn Center
Honoring our Ancestors Feb 9th at the DuPuis House for feast after the ceremony down in the Fort Snelling Park. More details and a flyer in Jan 2019. Feb 9th has already be approved to use the DuPuis House for the feast.
Holiday Party & Toy Drive Dec 8th at the DuPuis House in Mendota 1-4pm.
Please bring a dish to pass for the feast. Please bring a toy for boys and girls ages 1-12, don’t forget the teens. Still come and join us if you can not bring a toy.
Hypolite Dupuis married Angelique Renivlle.
Hypolite and Angelique are ggggrandparents to many of the Mendota Community Members.
The Dupuis House staff already approved the Holiday Party.
Thank You to the DuPuis House Staff from the Mendota Tribal Council and its members.
The DuPuis House is also called the Sibley Site.
1357 Sibley Memorial Hwy
Mendota, MN 55150
Please call the Mendota Tribal Office with any questions 651-452-4141.
Ask for Sharon I would love to talk to you!