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Mahto BEAR Ron Cronick passed away around 8:36pm on Dec 1, 2014

Bear is on his journey into the spirit world.

BEAR Ron Cronick passed away around 8:30pm Dec 1, 2014. A Cheyenne from Lame Deer MT, Bear was the spirit of the AIM Security Patrol and of the Highway 55 Encampment. We will honor Bear’s work and his life this Saturday night at the Coldwater Full Moon Walk.

The wake/visitation and funeral are at the *American Indian Center on Franklin and Bloomington Avenues in Minneapolis. The wake starts on Wednesday, December 3rd at 10:00 a.m. 8 pm Aztec dancer & feast. Continues on Thursday Dec 4, service at 6pm & feast. Friday is the Funeral, December 5th final viewing at 10:00 a.m. 11am, 2 pm feast. Please use the entrance on Franklin Avenue.

Ways to help: Bring a dish to pass, bring a blanket for the giveaway, help clean up on Friday afternoon.


From David Miller (posted on Facebook):

RIP Bear Cronick. You’re on your journey now. No more struggle, at home with Uncle Bob and Carol and Dave and Chris and all who went before you. Glad I got to say goodbye, can’t imagine my life if we had never met. Tears are spirit leaving, and you were such a huge spirit of resistance, the songs, the ceremonies, the culture, you always knew Bear would hold it down. Sweet journey warrior. Until next time.

Friends of Coldwater

*American Indian Center
1530 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 871-4555


Good by my friend!!

The Mendota Community


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