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Mitchell Ernest Kingbird, Sr.


January 11, 2017

Mitchell Ernest Kingbird, Sr.

Born: Sun., Nov. 11, 1951

Died: Mon., Jan. 9, 2017



12:00 PM Wed., Jan. 11, 2017

Location: Redby Community Center


Funeral Service

1:00 PM Thu., Jan. 12, 2017

Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church

Mitchell "Mitch" Ernest Kingbird, Sr., age 65, of Redby, Minnesota began his spiritual journey from the Rosewood Assisted Living Center in Chisholm, MN on Monday, January 9, 2017. Mitch was born the son of Ernest and Marie (Stately) Kingbird in Red Lake, MN on November 11, 1951.

Mitch was raised in Redby and attended Red Lake Elementary and Red Lake High Schools. In 1971, Mitch was drafted in the United States Army. Mitch was stationed in South Korea and served one tour of duty during the Vietnam era before being honorably discharged. Some of Mitch's hobbies were fishing, hunting, being outdoors, planting trees and being with his family.

Family that Mitch joins again are his father; Ernest Kingbird, daughter; Pamela Jean Beaulieu, sister; Arlene Kingbird, brother; Darryl Joseph Kingbird and grandparents; Louis and Mary Stately.

Mitch's memory will be carried on by his mother; Marie Kingbird of Redby, son; Mitchell Kingbird, Jr., sisters; Delores Neadeau of Redby, Della (Tim Sr.) Beaulieu and Brenda Sayers both of Red Lake, brothers; Robert (Gloria) Kingbird, Darryl (Trudy) Kingbird and Byron (Beverly) Kingbird, Sr. all of Redby, and numerous nieces and nephews.

An overnight wake for Mitch will begin at 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 11th at the Redby Community Center and continue until his 1:00 p.m. funeral service on Thursday, January 12th at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Red Lake, MN. Father Jerry Rogers will officiate. Pallbearers for Mitch will be Bobby Cloud, Barry Kingbird, Byron Kingbird, Jr., Tim Beaulieu, Jr., Dillon Sayers, Rod Stillday, Keith Cloud and Shaun Cloud. His honorary pallbearers are Robert Kingbird, Darryl Kingbird, Byron Kingbird, Sr., Vanessa Cloud, Michelle Kingbird, Sheena Kingbird, Arlene Kingbird, Melissa Kingbird, Breanna Sayers, Jesilee Rave and Mishaun Neadeau. Interment will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery at Red Lake following services. Military honors accorded by the Red Lake Honor Guard.

Mitch'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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