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Beverly Ann Starr

Beverly Ann Starr, 59 of Cass Lake passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at the Sanford Hospital in Bemidji, Minnesota with her family by her side.

Beverly was born on January 19, 1954 the daughter of Edward and Irene (Wilson) Bellanger. Beverly and her family moved to Minneapolis in 1963 and she remained there until she moved back to Cass Lake in 1983. She met Pete and together they lived in Cass Lake. They were married on September 1, 2003 and Pete passed away shortly afterward on November 9, 2003. Before his passing they had been together for over 20 years.

In 1978 Beverly attended the Longest Walk which was from Minnesota to Washington D.C. She was very active in Native American Affairs.

She joins those who went before her which include her husband Leonard (Pete) Starr, both of her parents, sister Mary Jane Medrano (Wilson) Nov. 2012, brothers Donald Bellanger Dec. 2012, Thomas (Bennie) Bellanger, Michael Wayne (Mikey) Bellanger, 4 nephews, and 1 niece.

Beverly is survived by her brother Kenneth Bellanger of Cass Lake, sisters Darlene Bellanger and Shirley Stiyer all of Cass Lake.

A wake service for Beverly will begin at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 26 and will continue until the 10:00 a.m. service on Wednesday, November 27 all at the Veteran's Memorial Building in Cass Lake. Father George Ross will officiate. Pallbearers for Beverly will be Kenny Bellanger, Will Breidfjord, Rick Wilson Sr., Aaron Hufstetler, Vern Mitchell and Nikkos Reyes. Alternate Pallbearers are Wayland Wilson and Eric Little Crow. Honorary Pallbearers will be Nancy Fisherman, Patsy Wilson, Cindy Hurd, Florine Bellanger, Shirley Stiyer and Flora MacArthur. Interment will be held in the Prince of Peace Cemetery at Mission/Cass Lake, Minnesota.

 

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