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Leota Jean White


Leota Jean White

Born: Tue., Apr. 16, 1935

Died: Thu., Apr. 14, 2016


5:00 PM Mon., Apr. 18, 2016

Location: Sugar Point Community Center

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Apr. 19, 2016

Location: Sugar Point Community Center

Leota Jean White, age 80, of Boy Lake, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016 in Neilson Place, Bemidji. She was born in Onigum on April 16, 1935 to Joseph and Julia (Bungo) White.

Leota attended high school in Boy River. She received an Associate of Arts degree in nursing from Itasca Community College and attended Leech Lake Tribal College, Cass Lake, having majored in Native American studies. She worked as an LPN at Ah Gwah Ching Nursing home for ten years. She also worked at other nursing homes in the area.

She enjoyed the casino, family gatherings, cooking and in earlier years, ricing.

Those she is joining are her parents; Joseph White, Sr. and Julia (Bungo) White, children; Ed Whitebird and Dorcus Whitebird, brothers; Marvin White, Lyman White and Gaylord White, sisters; Dolores Wakefield and Christine White, granddaughter; Ashley Whitebird and former husband; Edmund "Slim" Whitebird.

Those she leaves behind to cherish her memory are her children; Ken Whitebird, Myrna Whitebird, Jeff Whitebird and Sid Whitebird, daughter-in-law; Deidre Whitebird; brothers; Joseph White, Jr., John G. White and Randy White, 17 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A wake will begin at 5:00 p.m. Monday April 18th and continue until her 11:00 A. M. service all being held at the Sugar Point Community Center, Federal Dam, Minnesota. Pallbearers will be Hartley White, Ryan Whitebird, Christopher White, Travis White, Michael Reyes Sr., Steven Johnson, Steve White and Josh Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be Vicky White, Marilyn Harrison, Deb Isham, Vicky Howard, Shannon Robinson, Lorraine Johnson, Becky White, Lavina Marion, Richard Bevins, Rodney "Biscuits" Johnson and all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Federal Dam Following her Tuesday service

Leota'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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