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Leonard (Robin) Alvin Stately Jr.


Leonard (Robin) Alvin Stately Jr. Wiimitigoozens “little frenchman”, age 60, of Redby , Minnesota Journeyed to the Spirit World on Monday, October 15th, 2012.

He was born on September 22, 1952 in Red lake the son of Leonard Alvin Stately Sr. and Vivian Frances Thunder.

He was joined in marriage to Robyn Lynn Isham. They were marriaged by Native American custom for thirty six years.

Leonard was a heavy equipment operator and teacher.

He was a member of The American Indian Movement.

Leonard was an avid hunter & fisherman. He was a proud daddy and grandfather. He liked spending time with his children and hunting with his sons. He liked going for rides around the horn. He was known for driving slow around the community. He loved taking slow rides with the love of his life.

He loved to make his babies smile.

"I Love You More!"

Survived by his wife of thirty-six years: Robyn Lynn Stately; sons: Robin John, Golden Eagle, Rain and Zachary Stately; daughters: Angel, Billie Jo, Rachelle, Leader, Bear, Sky, Antasia, Money and Terynn Stately, Star Taylor, an honorary daughter: Kathryn Fisher; thirty three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; brothers: Guy and Bruce Stately, Theodore Graves, Gordon Johnson, Keith Defoe, Gary Thunder and Keith Lussier Sr .; sisters: Marlene Stately, Diane Roy, Tina Stately, Angela Hernandez and Suzanne Northbird; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his mother & father: Vivian & Leonard Stately, brothers: David, Maurice and Alvin, an infant set of twins and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service for Leonard Alvin Stately Jr. will be held on Friday, October 19th, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at The Redby Community Center in Redby, Minnesota. Interment will follow at The Family Cemetery in Redby, Minnesota.

All night wakes will be held on Wednesday, October 17th and Thursday, October 18th at The Redby Community Center beginning at 4:30 P.M.

Honorary Casket Bearers: Guy King, Vern & Carrie Sargent, Duane Hill, Linda Vanwert, Jerry Lussier, Rosalie Jourdain, Karen Cobenais, Eileen Miller, "Doonzey" White and Angela Isham.

Casket Bearers: Rain Stately, Golden Eagle Stately, Zach Stately, Guy Stately Jr., Corey Stately, Robert Lussier, Keith Lussier Jr., Alvin Downwind, Floyd Iceman, Tyrone Thunder and Sean Thunder.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to


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