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Gerrilyn "Macosa" Auginash


Gerrilyn "Macosa" Auginash

Born: Thu., Jul. 6, 1978

Died: Sat., Jun. 11, 2016


1:00 PM Wed., Jun. 15, 2016

Location: Redby Community Center

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Jun. 17, 2016

Location: Redby Community Church

Gerrilyn "Mocosa" Auginash passed into the spirit world on June 11, 2016 from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was born on July 6, 1978 in Minneapolis to Delores Jean Auginash and Oliver Clark, Jr.

She was raised along with her cousin "Lil" Rich Auginash by their grandparents Richard and Lucille Auginash until she moved along with her mother to Minneapolis in her teenage years. Gerrilyn was a very kind, loving person who was loved by all who knew her. She didn't have much, but what she did have was shared by many. She has made many friends in her short time here with us. Gerrilyn was educated in Red Lake, Minnesota and Flandreau South Dakota. She was very fluent in the Spanish language. Gerrilyn loved her family very much, especially her daughter Maria and her grandma Lucy.

Those welcoming her to the spirit world are her mother; Delores "Jeanie" Auginash, sister; Kayla McBride, grandmother; Irene Clark, grandfathers; Richard Auginash and Oliver Clark, Sr., three uncles, numerous other relatives and friends.

She leaves behind her daughter; Maria Castorena of Redby, siblings; Rebecca, Karen, Shannon and Crystal Strong, David, Sheri, Ashley, Adrian and Cheyenne Clark, special sisters; Jessica Auginash, Jennette Bowstring, Shelly Schoenborn, special brother; Richard Auginash, grandmother; Lucille Auginash, special nieces; Valerie Donnell and her "Pumpkin babies" Amira, Akira and Ah'laya, other aunties, uncles, cousins and many friends.

A wake for Gerrilyn will begin at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 15th at the Redby Community Center and continue until her funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 17th at the Redby Community Church. Pastor Tom Pollock will officiate. Helping to lay Gerrilyn to rest are Jeff Barrett, Ron Schoenborn, JR Auginash, Terry Jourdain, Ruben Hernandez, Adrian Rodriguez, Jon Auginash, Jason Jones, Garrett Gibbs and Loren Stillday. Her honorary pallbearers are Anna Westbrook, Laura Gibbs, Tanya White, Aubrey Aragon, Karen Strong, Jennette Bowstring, Valerie Donnell, Jessica Auginash, Shelly Schoenborn, Alana Brown, Kimberly Auginash, Brittney Graves, Jennifer Hernandez, Jennifer Robinson, Angalee Jacobs, Priscilla Gill, Shauna Geshick, Kim Garcia and Robin Russett. Interment will be in the Redby Community Cemetery at Redby following her Friday service.

Gerrilyn's arrangements have been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker. Online condolences may be left for the family at


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