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Peter D. English Sr.

 

Peter D. English SR., age 83 of was born on September 5, 1929 and on November 2, 2012, he finally joined the love of his life, his wife Mary Jane English.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Red Lake, MN with Fr. Jerry Rogers officiating. Visitation will be from 5 PM to 7 PM Tuesday Night, November 6, 2012 at the Olson- Schwartz Funeral Home, Bemidji, MN. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Red Lake, MN.

Honorary bearers will be Tyson R. Nelson, Robert “Bob” Smith, Arnold Chaboyea, Arnold Pemberton, Jr., Simon Hill, James Cobenais and Ashlyn Lyons.

Casket bearers will be Donovan English, Gary English, Peter English Jr., Sean English, Dana Lyons Jr., Tyson D. Nelson, Juan Lopez, III and Roland Hill.

His entire life was devoted to his family and he always held his wife’s memory close to his heart. He was proud to be a full blooded Red Lake Indian and he was fluent in his native language. In his long life he fished the waters of Red Lake as a fisherman, worked in the woods as a logger, worked as a night watchman for the Redby Mills and spent over 34 years with the Red Lake School District where he retired in 1997. He loved all his children and his grandchildren unconditionally and always made sure that everyone in his family was taken care of. He was the head of our family.

Those surviving are his sons Donovan Peter English, Gary Douglas English, Darrill Peter English Jr., daughters Wanda Lynn Lyons and Shelly Ann English. He is survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren, son-in-law, Robert B. Malone and daughter in law, Cindy Pemberton.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane English and daughters, Pamela Kay English and Eldora Elaine Malone.

 

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