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
Obituary for Arthur “Sung Ska Natan” Owen
Art is survived by his wife, Carrie; children, Todd Reichelt of Germany, Jessica Owen, Michelle Wayne, Kachine Camp, Craig (Noy) Camp, Mashugashon Camp, Ujon Camp, Leah (Redwing Thomas) Owen, Austin Owen, Wynona Owen and Jack Seiji Rios Shibata; many grandchildren and the many children, grandchildren and godchildren that he has helped raise and care for; sibling, Brenda Owen Milano, Linda Owen, Ray Owen, Michael (Claudia) Owen, Clifford (Debbie) Owen and Duane “Duffy” (Timya) Owen; as well as many nieces and nephews, other family and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Amos and Ione; and infant brother, Hepi.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at the Prairie Island Community Center. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. Sunday, October 28, 2018 until the time of the service at the Community Center. Burial at the Prairie Island Community Cemetery. Arrangements handled by Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel.
She is the woman on the right 🧚♀️
People have been asking me where this picture came from. It was an article the Circle Native Newspaper did on us. When we came back home to Mendota our ancestral home. Our families have been here for hundred of years. The article was called New Growth from Old Roots done in February 2000.
Dick Bancroft died early yesterday morning 7/16/2018. He was a great man, he and his art will be dearly missed.
He was in hospice. Memorial to be announced. A huge loss to our world and movements. He did such incredible brave work and was so fun. We’ll miss him.
Photo by Annette Lopez