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Tracy Lynn Gale


Tracy Lynn Gale

Born: Sun., Oct. 23, 1966

Died: Mon., Sep. 5, 2016


5:00 PM Sat., Sep. 10, 2016

Location: Battle Point Community Center

Traditional American Indian Service

10:00 AM Mon., Sep. 12, 2016

Location: Battle Point Community Center

Tracy Lynn Gale, age 49, of Battle Point, Minnesota started her journey home on September 5, 2016. Her Ojibwe names are "Binesikwe" which means "Thunderbird Woman," and "Ogichidaaikwe" which means "Warrior Woman." She was born October 23, 1966, the daughter of Della Ann (Robinson) and Ronald Gale.

Tracy will be dearly missed and her absence will forever be felt. She was a very caring woman with a big heart that helped everyone, anyway that she could. She was the backbone of the family and her home was open to anyone that needed a place to stay. She had been sober from alcohol for twenty-seven years.

She graduated from Northland High School in Remer in 1985. After high school she went to work for the Leech Lake Head Start Program for 12 years and then was transferred to the Youth Division in 1999 and worked there until her passing. She enjoyed being with all of her children within the youth division.

Tracy's hobbies were dancing at powwows and traveling to Anishinaabe Quiz Bowl and Yamamoto Canoe Races. She liked softball, sewing, ricing, netting, picking boughs, gardening and going to the casino.

She is welcomed home by her parents; Della Ann Robinson and Ronald Raymond Gale, brother; Ronald Steven Gale, uncle; Andrew Johnson, nephew; Markell Steven Morris, and cousins; Terry Robinson Sr., Terry (Bubba) Robinson Jr., and Carrie Robinson.

She is survived by her sons; David Lee Chase, Jr. (Jasmine Jones) and Richard Norton, Jr., sisters; Lori Gale, Patricia Gale and Janice (Scott) Dahmen, brothers; Troy Bowstring and Travis Gale, grandchildren; her "baby" Valentine Chase, Jace Chase, Carleen and Cassidy Chase, aunts; Lavina (Frank) Marion and Stella Mitchell, uncles; Kenneth Gale, and Darrell (Karmen Urecker) Gale, step mother; Marilyn Bowstring, grandfather; Arthur Chase, and many nieces and nephews.

A wake for Tracy will begin at 5:00 p.m., Saturday, September 10th and continue until her 10:00 a.m. traditional services on Monday, September 12th all being held at the Battle Point Community Center in Federal Dam. Steve Jackson will be her Spiritual Advisor. Pallbearers for Tracy will be Richard Parker, Gary Charwood, Mike Mitchell, Steve White, Gerald White, Steven Dahmen, and Enrique Goose. Her honorary pallbearers are Dennis Banks, Donald Geving, Ray Geving, AJ Gale, Andrea Goose, Shannon Robinson, Bev Beaulieu, Patricia Wade, Barb McClemick, Leah Monroe, Darryl Gale, Kenneth Gale, Marilyn Bowstring, Samantha Bowstring and her special honorary pallbearers are the Korean's and "Leech Lake Rez" Softball Team and all her youth division children. Interment will be in Battle Point Burial Grounds at Federal Dam sollowing her Monday Service.

Tracy'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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