Stewart Elwood "Jack Pine Splinter" Kingbird
Stewart Elwood Kingbird, "Okikaangadoonz" which means Jack Pine Splinter, 61, of Bemidji, MN entered the spirit world on Sunday, August 19, 2012 with his family by his side. He was born on January 5, 1951 in Cass Lake, Minnesota to John and Agnes (Morgan) Kingbird.
He enjoyed going to pow-wows and singing. Steward also liked to go bowling and traveling to play in tournaments with his friends from ODC. Going to the casino playing and visiting with his friends there. Stewart also enjoyed going to all the Cass Lake Panther Basketball games, he never missed any games. He liked being with his family and seeing his niece and nephews who he loved very much. Stewart always wanted to see his family on all occasions and family get togethers. Stewart was loved by all his physicians, staff and members of the community.
Stewart was preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Bibsy, Darryl, Bob Morgan, numerous aunts and uncles.
He is survived by his sisters; Faith (Lenny) Abram, Nancy Tibbets, Lisa Morgan, Flossie Morgan, Ernistine Morgan, Dolly Morgan, brothers; Darwin (Janice) Kingbird, Joey (Bonnie) Kingbird, Bill Johnson and Richard Morgan.
A wake service will begin at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 21, 2012 and continue until the 11:00 a.m. service on Thursday all at the Veteran’s Memorial Building in Cass Lake, MN. Spiritual leader will be Richard Morrison. Active pallbearers will be; Torrey Kingbird, Markus Kingbird, Brandon Morgan, John Dunn, Darryl Kingbird, Jr., and Tyrone Morgan. Alternate pallbearers will be John Johnson and Tom Haugen. Honorary pallbearers will be; Robert Fineday, Warren Paquette (Tibby), Dave McInerny, Sylvester Shotley, Junior Grove, Louie Paquette, Mike Hanson, Donovan Haaland, Branch Court Staff, Rick Haaland, Dialysis Staff, HCMC Staff, Keith St. Cyr, ODC Staff, Louise Councellor and Richard Morrison.
Interment will be held in the Morgan Family Cemetery at Oak Point.
Arrangements entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be given at http://www.northernpeace.com