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Amelia Rose Flocken


Amelia Rose Flocken

February 22, 1931 - October 9, 2015

Amelia (Amy) Rose "Aagowaash" Aspinwall Flocken born February 22, 1931 died October 9, 2015.

Amy was born in Beaulieu, Minnesota, on the White Earth Reservation. She was very proud to be a member of the Pillager Band. Her parents were George and Esther "Jane" (Beaulieu) Aspinwall. She went to Pipestone boarding school. She moved with her parents to Minneapolis where she met Vincent (Vince) Flocken, her husband of 65 years. She had 10 children and adopted two more, 36 grandchildren and 60 great grandchildren. She was one of the community leaders in Minneapolis, working with Emily Peake and others to form the Upper Midwest American Indian Center, and legislation to enact the Indian Child Welfare Act. She was 56 years old when she received her Bachelor of Science degree in social work, which allowed her to continue working for other organizations in our Native community throughout her career. Vince and Amy moved to Cass Lake to retire in 1991. Amy came out of retirement several times to continue to advocate for indigenous people. She was the youngest in her family and was preceded in death by her parents, George and Jane, and her brothers and sisters, Lloyd (Goldie), Frances (Sista), Dorothy, Delphine (Dede), Theodore (Bitsy), Henry, Louis (Louie), Jeanette (Jaye), and Florence (Poddy).

A wake will be held at the Leech Lake Veterans Memorial Building on Monday, October 19 from 4:00 p.m. until 8 p.m., with a meal served at 6:30 p.m. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, 11:00 a.m., followed by a light lunch

at the church.


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