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Kenneth "Ken" Gordon Tejohn


Kenneth "Ken" Gordon Tejohn

Born: Tue., Apr. 1, 1958

Died: Mon., May 30, 2016


7:00 PM Wed., Jun. 01, 2016

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

Traditional Native Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jun. 03, 2016

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

Kenneth Gordon Tejohn, age 58, of Cass Lake, Minnesota began his spiritual journey unexpectedly on Monday, May 30th, 2016 from the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ken was born in Pike Bay Township in Cass Lake on April 1st, 1958 to Betty Blakely and James Tejohn, Sr.

Ken liked the outdoors, boughing and fishing were the things he liked most. Springtime was his favorite season. Ken was a good shade tree mechanic and also did a stint as a wildland firefighter, both in and out of state. He really enjoyed being with his family, his nieces and his nephews.

Those welcoming Ken to the spirit world are his parents; James Sr. and Betty, uncles; Phillip Blakely, Norman Blakely and Simon Blakely, Jr ., aunt; Linda Neimi-Blakely, his grandparents, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Those he leaves behind are his brothers; James Tejohn, Jr. and Kevin Tejohn both of Cass Lake, sisters; Beverly (Jon) Kamrowski, Linda Tejohn and Jenny Ellis all of Cass Lake and Barbara Bullhead of Minneapolis, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A wake for Ken will begin at 7:00 p.m ., Wednesday, June 1st and continue until his traditional service at 11:00 a.m ., on Friday, June 3rd all being held at the Veteran's Memorial Building in Cass Lake. Allen Hardy will be his Spiritual Leader. Helping to lay Ken to rest are Jason French, Anthony Tejohn, James Tejohn III, Bradley Tejohn, Thomas Tejohn and Michael Johnson. Alternate pallbearers are Iroquoi Anoka, Derek Blakely and Richard Person. Ken's honorary pallbearers are Ed Morgan, Terrence O'Connor, Stacy Weaver, Jim Nevitt, Ernest Dunn, William Morgan and Johnson Tejohn. Interment will be in the Chippewa Bible Cemetery at Oak Point following his Friday service.

Ken'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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