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Lillian "Lillybell" White (Lyons) Belcourt

Lillian “Lillybell” White Belcourt, 66, of Laporte, began her spiritual journey on Friday, September 6, 2013 at the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo. Lillybell was born on May 15, 1947 in Cass Lake the daughter of William Struse and Catherine (white) Lyons.

She enjoyed playing her tokens at the casino and playing casino games on the computer too. Lillybell loved to clean house and cook for her family and others. Her specialties, which she tried to teach everyone who would ask, were potato salad and baked beans. People would often wonder what her secret for baked beans was, and would believe it when they found out how simple it was. Lillybell would even try to teach Butch how to make bread, but it wasn’t long before he would give up. She was a very good cook who would make a lot of the meals for funerals. No matter how big of a funeral she would get it done without any complaints. Lillybell loved spending time with her family and would always want to take care of the grandbabies even when it was getting tough for her to do it.

Lillybell joins her family members who went on before her that include her parents; William and Catherine, brothers; Lenny Lyons, Loren Lyons and Charles Lyons, Jr. One sister Catherine Lyons also preceded her in death.

She lovingly leaves behind her husband of 48 years; Butch Belcourt, Jr. of Laporte, sons; Randall (Twyla) Belcourt of Duluth, Richard Belcourt of Bemidji and David Belcourt of Minneapolis, daughter; Tiffany Belcourt of Bena, brothers; Walter White of Mandan, ND, John Lyons of Minneapolis and Darrell Lyons of Minneapolis, sister; Mary Ann Lyons of Minneapolis. She also has five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

A wake service for Lillybell will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 9, 2013 and continue until the 11:00 a.m. service on Wednesday all at the Veterans Memorial Building in Cass Lake. Spiritual Leader will be Allan Hardy. Pallbearers will be William Wade-Lyons, Ozzie Snowdon, Craig Lyons, Steven Lyons and Anthony Lyons. Honorary pallbearers will be John Lyons, Darrell Lyons, Michael LaRose, Jay LaRose, Richard Belcourt, Randall Belcourt, Sr., Randall Belcourt, Jr. and David Belcourt. Interment will be held in the Lakeview Cemetery at Bena, Minnesota following the service.

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


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