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Christy Lee Engelke

Christy Lee Engelke

October 10, 1967 - Saturday, March 29, 2014

Christie Engelke, "Gichi Nigig Ikwe", age 46, of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sunrise: Oct. 10, 1967 Sunset: March 29, 2014

Christie was formerly employed as a cook at Four Direction Charter School.

Survived by: Mother Geraldine "Toni" Vilas, Children: Sheena Engelke ("Lex" Cooper), DeVona Engelke, Jolita Vilas, Donald Blackhawk (Tia White) Sisters: Tracy Engelke ("LJ" Howard), Arlena Rush (Brandon Pryor), Cheryl Bigbear (Sonnyman Bigbear), Sharon Engelke Grandchildren: Marcel Jackson-Engelke, Corrie Jackson, De'Vaeyah Miller, Jaevionna Vilas and many aunts uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Preceded in Death by: Father Donald Engelke, Grandmother Margaret Stone, Grandfather Robert Vilas, uncles: Rodney Vilas, Percy Vilas, Eugene Vilas Aunt: Yvette Brinkley, Father-in-Law Donald Blackhawk, Significant Others: Troy Davis, Jason Friend.

Wakes will begin Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. and Wednesday, April 2nd All Day and Night at The Church of Gichitwaa Kateri in Minneapolis.

Funeral Service for Christie Engelke will be held Thursday, April 3rd at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Gichitwaa Kateri, 3045 Park Ave. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Father Mike will be the Officiant.

Drum Group will be "Hoka-Hey"

Pall Bearers: Darrell Vilas, Kenny Vilas, Anthoney Engelke, Brandon Pryor, "Lex" Cooper, Jeremy Lamiex, Bryce LaRose, Casey Cooper

Honorary Paulbearers: Roberta Vilas, "Puddles" Boswell, Aaron Rock, Sheila Stone, Rodney Vilas, James Spottedthunder, Elena Blackhawk, Reggie Blackhawk, Colleen St. Clair.


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