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Julius Lee Maxwell, Sr.


Julius Lee Maxwell, Sr.

Born: Fri., Sep. 28, 1979

Died: Thu., Jun. 23, 2016


4:00 PM Sat., Jun. 25, 2016

Location: Ponemah Boys and Girls Club

Traditional Native Service

10:00 AM Mon., Jun. 27, 2016

Location: Ponemah Boys and Girls Club

Julius Lee Maxwell, Sr., age 36, "Gaaniibo'it inini" which means "Standing Man" of Redby, MN and the Bear Clan began his spiritual journey from his home on June 23rd, 2016. Julius was born on September 28, 1979 in Red Lake, Minnesota to George and Gladys (Black) Maxwell, Sr.

Julius was born and raised most of his life in Red Lake. He did attend school in Flandreau, South Dakota for a short time. It was a joy to be around Julius and he always had a smile on his face; which sometimes made you wonder what he was up to... He enjoyed fishing, basketball and being with his family and son. Julius worked at the Thief River Falls Seven Clans Casino as an inventory clerk and a cook. Which was the perfect job for him because he loved to cook and was very good at it.

Family welcoming Julius to the spirit world are his parents; George and Gladys Maxwell, brother; Marvin Black, sisters; Ida Blackcloud and Iris Desjarlait, grandparents; Phillip and Alice Fineday and Bertha and Baptiste Maxwell, other relatives, aunties, uncles and cousins.

Julius leaves behind his son; Julius Maxwell, Jr. of Warroad, brothers; Marlyn (Emmaline Roaneagle) Black, Sr. of Ponemah, George Maxwell, Jr. of Redby, Kordell Black of Bemidji and Kelly Maxwell of Arkansas, uncles; Phillip Fineday, Jr., Robert Fineday and John Maxwell, aunties; Betty King, June Maxwell, Melvina Maxwell, Ruby Bratvold, Debbie Cloud, Frieda Fineday and Annie Fineday, many other cousins and numerous friends.

A wake for Julius will begin at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, June 25th and continue until his 10:00 a.m. traditional service on Monday, June 27th all being held at the Boys and Girls Club in Ponemah. Steve Jackson will be his spiritual advisor. Pallbearers for Julius will be Julius Fineday, Delvin Cloud, Brian Maxwell, Corey Wipf, Travis Roberts and Peter "Barney" Thomas. His honorary pallbearers are Dan Schoenborn, Sr., Derek Fineday, Wesley Cloud, Jr., Donald Staples, Darrell Geshick, Elbert Lorenzo-White, Robert Fineday, Dave Castenada, Carene Fineday, Robyn Wipf, Clint White, Debbie Cloud, Frieda Fineday and Annie Fineday. Interment will be in the Family Burial Grounds at Ponemah following his Monday service.

Julius' care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker. Online condolences for the family may be left at


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