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David Anthony Fineday, Sr.


David Anthony Fineday, Sr.

Born: Wed., Apr. 6, 1960

Died: Mon., Nov. 28, 2016


2:00 PM Thu., Dec. 01, 2016

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

Traditional American Indian Service

10:00 AM Sat., Dec. 03, 2016

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

David Anthony Fineday, Sr., 56 years old, "Giizhiwabinaase" which means "Rolling Thunder" of Pennington, Minnesota began his spiritual journey from St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul, MN on November 28, 2016. David was born in Cass Lake, MN on April 6, 1960, the son of Henry and Annie (Gibbs) Fineday.

Dave was an energetic, retired and an avid gambler who loved going for long walks with no planned destination. He was loved by all people and loved spending time with family. It was not uncommon to see Dave walking the roads. He loved spending time with his grandchildren as much as he could. He also enjoyed watching various ghost programs such as "Ancient Aliens" on T.V. with friends and family. Dave loved sitting at the park by the lake and watching the many different kinds of animals. His life was an adventure that took him to many places, where he met many new people and acquired many funny jokes along the way. Dave's life was larger than life.

Family welcoming David to the spirit world are his parents; Henry and Annie Fineday, grandparents; Hazel and Joseph Fineday, adopted son; Jose Washington, grandchildren; Windy and Sunny Fineday and Blossom Reyes, many aunties, uncles and other relatives.

Those who will carry on David's memory are his sons; David Anthony (Tracey Molash) Fineday, Jr. and Daniel Benjamin Fineday both of Cass Lake, daughter; April Lynn Hurd of Cass Lake, sisters; Claricy (Juan) Gonzales, Sally Fineday, Donna (Duane) Beaudreau and Delores Fineday all of Pennington, special brother; George Fineday, Jr., 10 grandchildren, one great grandson, other family and friends.

A wake for David will begin at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 1st and continue until his traditional service at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 3rd al all being held at the Veteran's Memorial Building in Cass Lake, Minnesota. Richard Morrison will be his Spiritual Leader. Helping to lay David to rest will be George Fineday, Jr., Glen Fineday, Jr., Rick O'Brien, Franklin Sam, Juan Gonzales and Justin Chase. Alternate pallbearers are Matt Carley and Leith Chase. His honorary pallbearers are Mary O'Brien-Finn, Myron Fineday, Matthew Bryan, Brandin Fineday, Delores Fineday, Geraldine Chase, his close friends and family. Interment will be in the Fineday Family Burial Grounds at Pennington following his Saturday service.

David'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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