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Michael Ray Head, Sr.

Michael Ray Head, Sr.

April 8, 1961 - May 24, 2016

Michael Ray Head, Sr. whose Ojibwe names are "Niibawi Inini" which means "Standing Man" and "Niigaan Miigwan" which means "Leading Feather", age 55, of Redby, MN died on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the Red Lake IHS Hospital.

Traditional Funeral services are 11:00 am on Friday, May 27, 2016 at the Red Lake Community Center. A wake will begin on Wednesday at the Red Lake Center and will continue until the time of the services. Interment will be at the Family Burial Grounds in Redby, MN under the direction of the Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji.

Michael was born April 8, 1961 in Red Lake, MN, the son of Robert Head, Sr. and JoAnn (Lussier) Head. He spent 19 years in Minneapolis, and most his life in Redby. He started working as a commercial fisherman as a young man and continued working that profession with his family for many years. He also worked at various auto mechanic positions. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was an automobile enthusiast and had fun playing Keno. He enjoyed the outdoors by fishing, hunting and blueberry picking.

Michael Ray Head, Sr. is survived by his

Son- Michael Head, Jr. of Chicago, IL;

2 daughters- Vanessa Head of Bemidji, MN

and Kachine Head of Minneapolis, MN;

brothers- Robert Head, Jr. of Minneapolis, MN,

Gary Head of Ponemah, MN

Greg Head, Sr. of Redby, MN;

and David Head of Bemidji, MN;

sister- Janet Head of Red Lake;

brother- Austin Head of Bemidji, MN;

grandsons- Aiden Head of Bemidji, MN

and Calvin Lumbar of Minneapolis, MN;

granddaughters- Vivienne Head of Bemidji, MN and

Natalya Oothoudt of Bemidji, MN;

mother of his children- Shelda Dickenson and special friend Becky Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his parents Robert Head, Sr. and JoAnn (Lussier) Head, brother- Kevin "Tix" Head, Paternal grandparents – Selam Head and Eliza Head (Berrard) Maternal Grandparents – Charles Lussier and Jane (Smith) Lussier.


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