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Darryl Thomas Kingbird Jr.


Darryl Thomas Kingbird Jr.

Born: Mon., Dec. 20, 1982

Died: Thu., Jan. 21, 2016


5:00 PM Mon., Jan. 25, 2016

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

Traditional Native Service

11:00 AM Wed., Jan. 27, 2016

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

Darryl Thomas Kingbird, Jr., 33 years old, "Akadahkic" which means "Big Kettle With Legs" of Long Prairie, Minnesota began his spiritual journey, unexpectedly, on Thursday, January 21st 2016 at his home. Darryl was born in Long Prairie Minnesota on December 20, 1982 to Darryl and Michelle (Mikel) Kingbird Sr.

Darryl was born and lived his whole life in Long Prairie, Minnesota. As a junior in high school he started working for Lake Country CNC and spent the next 17 years there as Machinist. When Darryl wasn't working he enjoyed watching movies and listening to his volbeat music. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing, hunting, netting and camping. Darryl liked bonfires and cooking, he especially liked grilling all types of foods and making wild rice hot dishes. Darryl enjoyed anything and everything that had to do with his Native American culture. He has left us too soon!

Darryl is reunited with his father; Darryl Kingbird Sr., paternal grandparents; John and Agnes Kingbird, maternal grandma; Barbara Mikel, uncles; Stewart Kingbird, Richard "Bibsy" Kingbird and Robert Morgan.

Family left behind to cherish his memory are his wife; Anna Engleman of ND, children; Kavan Engelman of ND and Tanya "Bubba" Seidel of Litchfield, mother; Michelle (Jeffrey) Opsal of Melrose, sisters; Tamara Kingbird of Long Prairie and Tanya (Beto) Ambriz of Melrose, grandparents; James Mikel and Geri Opsal, godparents; Jeffery Mikel Sr. and Donna Mikel, aunts; Donna Mikel, Faith Abram, Kathy Mikel and Nancy Kingbird, uncles; Darwin Kingbird, Mike Mikel, Joe Kingbird and Jeffery Mikel Sr., many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

A wake for Darryl will begin at 5:00 p.m., Monday, January 25th and continue until his 11:00 a.m. traditional Native American service on Wednesday, January 27th, all being held at the Veteran's Memorial Building in Cass Lake, Minnesota. Lenny Abram will officiate. Those helping to lay Darryl to rest will be Cornelius King, Brandon King, Torrey Kingbird, Beto, Jeffery Mikel Jr., Wally Brever, Jesse Ambriz, Koby Ambriz, Tanya "Bubba" Seidel and Kavan Engleman. His honorary pallbearers are Brandon Morgan, Darrin Gorka, Tyrone Morgan, Darnell Johnson, Tanya Allen, Jeffrey Opsal, Nick Sullivan and Lenny Abram. Interment will be in the Morgan Cemetery at Oak Point following his Wednesday service.

Darryl'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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