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Vernon Dale Mitchell


Vernon Dale Mitchell

Born: Fri., Jul. 19, 1946

Died: Mon., Sep. 5, 2016


7:00 PM Thu., Sep. 08, 2016

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Sep. 09, 2016

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

Officiating: Reverend George "Boomer" Collins

Veteran's Memorial Building, Cass Lake, MN

Thursday, September 8, 2016, Wake 7:00 PM

Friday, September 9, 2016, Funeral 11:00 AM

Presented by Northern Peace Funeral Home

Vernon was raised in Remer, MN. After graduating from Remer High School, Vernon joined the Marine Corp. He was honorably discharged after completing his service. Vernon lived in Minneapolis and worked as foreman for Pioneer Paper Recycling Company for many years. At one point in his life, he worked in the woods with his father in Orr, MN. Later he moved to Cass Lake, MN approximately the late 1970's. He graduated from several programs on the Leech Lake Reservation. He lived in Stoney Point for years and lived his last five years in Prescott community.

Vernon was a very loving and caring person. He helped so many people and took care of so many people throughout his lifetime. He loved to laugh and joke at all times. He would hunt, fish, go ricing, set nets, enjoyed powwows and many other outdoor activities. He played football in high school and played softball in the summer. Vernon graduated from Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis as a Professional Baker. He loved to bake bread and was famous for his cinnamon rolls which he shared with family and friends. He was also an ace dancer and enjoyed entering dance contests oftentimes winning men's contests. He enjoyed going to casinos, bingo, family birthday feasts, Wisdom Steps Yearly Elder's Gathering, Elders Feasts and gatherings, and would meet Terry, Maxine, Alvin White and others every third Sunday at Northern Lights for the Buffet and playing casino coupon.

Vernon leaves behind his fiancé Cindy Hurd, son David (Rita) Mitchell, daughter Summer (Frank) Mitchell, son Kyle Mitchell, brother Terrance (Jolayne) Mitchell, sister Maxine Manypenny, sister Bernice (Ernie) Mitchell-Diver, grandson Tyrell Mitchell, adopted son Ryan (Jenny) Nabors, adopted daughter Stormi Hurd, nieces Taleeya (Gene) Lausche, BeeJay (Jeff) Smith, Wabi (Banjo) Mitchell, nephew Tony (Louise) Butcher, grandchildren Brenda and Casey, great grandchild Tyrell Mitchell, Jr., grandchildren (Cindy's side) Flower, Jeremy, Kaleb, Morning Star, Strong Wolf, and great grandchild Animikii Thunder.

Family that passed before Vernon are his mother, Helen Cummings, father Mike Mitchell, brother Joseph Mitchell, nephew Tomah Lausche, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Pall Bearers: David Mitchell, Kyle Mitchell, Tyrell Mitchell, Ryan Nabors, Levi Sagataw, Jeff Brown, Alternate Pall Bearers: Anthony Butcher, Jerome Mitchell

Honorary Pall Bearers: Larry Hardy, Ronald Burnette, Frank Schaaf, Elizabeth Cummings, Kenn Mitchell, Shirley Layman, Willis Burnette, Ernest Ryan, Terrance Mitchell, Joe Jones, Tim Goose, Bob Hurd


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