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Laura “Laurie” Ann Jackson


Laura “Laurie” Ann Jackson, 44, of Bemidji, MN, entered the spirit world on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at North Country Hospital in Bemidji with her family by her side.

She was born on August 17, 1967 in Cass Lake, MN to Louise Marie Jackson and Ernest Alfred Hunt.

Laurie was a devoted mother of four beautiful children. She was very independent and a hard working individual who cared for her family and friends. She loved to joke and laugh with people, going to the casino and being there for everyone no matter what. She was a smart, out going person whose best features were her laughter and her strength which will forever be remembered through her children and friends.

Laurie was preceded in death by her husband and best friend Andrew John Annette, mother in-law Eleanor “Big Bear” Annette, father Ernest Hunt, brother Michael Russell Jackson, grandparents; Fred and Rose Jackson, James and Phyllis Hunt.

She is survived by her children; Shannon, Drew, William and Trina Annette, all of Bemidji, MN, her mother Louise Jackson of Old Agency, sisters; Cindy (Will) Kingbird of Cass Lake, Kerry Jackson of Walker, Kelly Jackson of Walker, Rose Jackson of Bemidji, Irie Lyons of Bemidji, Natalie Hunt of Mahnomen and Lisa (Bruce) Dakota of Mahnomen, brothers; Kenny Jackson of Walker, Ernie Dakota of Mahnomen and Nate, Jesse and Justin Hunt of Mahnomen. Special nieces; Chelsey Jourdain of Bemidji, Tashina Hawk of Bemidji, special nephew; Joshua Brun of Red Lake, special great niece and nephew Kendra Hawk and Adam Lussier of Bemidji, MN, special friends Carol Charnoski, Gloria “Jean” Beaulieu, Lori Reyes, Beverly Bailey, other relatives and many friends.

A wake service for Laurie will begin at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 15, 2011 at the Onigum Community Center in Onigum, MN and continue until the 11:00 a.m. service on Monday, October 17 also at the Onigum Community Center. Active Pallbearers for Laurie will be Joe Jackson, Andrew Kingbird, Curtis Jackson, Charles Jackson, Rodney Headbird, Jr., Thomas Jackson, Randy Jackson and Nate Jackson. Alternative Pallbearers will be Shawn Butcher, Dan Oothoudt and Frank Oothoudt. Honorary Pallbearers will be Kathy Annette-Riley, Helena and Lara Gerhardson, Billie Jo Annette, James Kloesel, John and Frank Annette, Lori Reyes, Josh Brun, Stephanie Wickner, Randy and Shelly Jourdain, Chelsey Jourdain, Brenda Rice, Valerie Whitebird, Roger “Teets” Butcher, Beverly Bailey, other family and friends. Interment will be in the Old Agency Catholic Cemetery at Old Agency following the service.

Arrangements entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be given at


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