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Roxanne Goose


Roxanne Goose

Born: Thu., Dec. 10, 1953

Died: Fri., Oct. 23, 2015


5:00 PM Sun., Oct. 25, 2015

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

Traditional Native Service

10:00 AM Tue., Oct. 27, 2015

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

Roxanne Goose, "Gaa Maa Wii Neigad Migizii" which means "Attacking Eagle" of the Awasaasi (Bullhead) Clan and a member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, age 61, of Bemidji, began her spiritual journey on Friday, October 23, 2015 from the Sanford Hospital in Bemidji. She was born in Cass Lake, MN on December 10, 1953, the daughter of Michael and Ella Mae (Fairbanks) Goose.

Roxanne enjoyed spending her time sewing and beading. She loved dancing at powwows, going to bingo and taking long rides just to look at the scenery. Roxanne liked to put puzzles together and hang them on her wall, rummage sales and watching movies. Roxanne collected dream catchers for years, she had hundreds.

Family that welcomed her home are her parents; Michael and Ella Mae Goose, son; Matthew Goose, sisters; Ramona and Glenda Fairbanks, brother; Joseph Goose, niece; Danette Bruce, and other relatives.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her son Michael Goose of Minneapolis, sisters; Bonita Bruce of Walker and Georgia Faye, nieces; Angie Reyes, Carrie, Danita and Catherine Bruce, Jeanne and Vanessa Goose, Yvette and Ingrid Mesarina, Sandra Simons, Cathy Reyes and Cynthia Escobedo and Patricia Salazar, nephews; Richard Tallman, Anthony Goose, Cory and Curtis Hoffman, Jeff Goose, Sr., Jeff Goose, Jr., John Goose and Mike Escobedo, grandchildren; Randall Jones, Talon and Bridget Pierre, great grandchildren; Avianna Hoopman and Jayden Pierre, her baby Gaa Shi Genz (kitty), other relatives and many friends.

An overnight wake for Roxanne will begin at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, October 25th and continue until her traditional service at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 27th all being held at the Veteran Memorial Building in Cass Lake, MN. Anna Gibbs will be her Spiritual Advisor. Pallbearers for Roxanne are Cory Hoffman, John Goose, Dana Dick, Jeff Goose Jr., Levi Burris and Michael Reyes. Her honorary pallbearers are Jonessa Kingbird, Teddy RedWing, Helen Taylor-Condo, Rosalee Lovelace, Rosie Reed, Tina Goodman, Sylvia Gail, Corrine Goose, Laura Brown and Bob Jourdain. Interment will be in the Morgan Cemetery at Cass Lake following her Tuesday service.

Roxanne's care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker. Online condolences for the family may be left at


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