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Bernard "Stormy" Rainbow

Bernard "Stormy" Rainbow

December 11, 1962 - April 23, 2018

Bernard "Stormy" Rainbow, "Ohitika Hoksina" (Powerful Storm Boy) 55 of Crow Hill District of the Spirit Lake Nation began his journey to the Spirit World on Monday, April 23, 2018 at the Prince of Peace Care Center in Ellendale, North Dakota.

A Wake for Stormy will be held on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the Fort Totten Recreation Center beginning at 5:00 p.m. with a Rosary and time of prayer at 7:00 p.m. The procession to Fort Totten will leave on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. from the City Plaza, Devils Lake.

Funeral Services for Stormy will be held on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Fort Totten Recreation Center with Reverend Larry Thiele and Father Charles Leute officiating.

Bernard was born on December 11, 1962 at Devils Lake, ND the son of Julius Rainbow Sr. and Norma (Lambert) Cavanaugh Rainbow. He was one of 15 children born to Norma.

Stormy grew up in the Crow Hill District, attending school in Oberon and Fort Totten, ND. He worked for a time at Brunswick in Fort Totten and the Spirit Lake Casino as a dishwasher. Stormy was plagued with many health problems much of his life which made working very difficult for him.

Stormy married Amy Charboneau in 1988 and they were the proud parents of two children Bernard Jr. and Ricki. They established their home at Crow Hill where they raised their family. Stormy called the Crow Hill District home for his entire life. He was a boxer when he was younger. His Dad would take him to boxing matches in the area.

He liked to cook for his mother when they were together. He liked to hunt with his brother-in-law Mark and especially enjoyed spending time with his nephews, playing cards and dice. He loved his children and was so proud to be a grandpa. He loved his children Ricki and Ben very much and there wasn't anything he wouldn't do for them. When the weather permitted, he was seen riding his bike to the Casino where he enjoyed playing "his machines" and visiting with friends to find out "what was going on" in the area.

Stormy's loving family include his son Bernard Rainbow Jr. and daughter Ricki Rainbow (Saunders Jackson); grandsons Dayn Jackson and Xavier LeNoir; sisters Janice (Vincent) Cavanaugh, Martina (Mark) Robertson, Margaret Cavanaugh, Connie (Ronnie) Rainbow, Tammy (Richard) Rainbow, Bernadette (Darrel) Bergrud, Sharon Rainbow and Cheryl GoodIron; brothers Julius Rainbow Jr. and Myron Lambert, many nephews, nieces and cousins and several aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his parents Norma and Julius; brothers Russell "Rusty" Cavanaugh, Richard "Cowboy" Cavanaugh, Howard Cavanaugh, Rudolph Cavanaugh and Victor Rainbow; sister Allura Dawn "Karen" Rainbow.

Active Pallbearers will be Stormy's nephews Steven Dane Cavanaugh, Shobie Shaw Sr., Russell Cavanaugh, Joey Robertson, Jeremy Rainbow, Ronald McKay, Addison Beau Lenoir, Victor Rainbow Sr., Richard "RJ" Littlewind Jr., Mitchell Rainbow, Tyler Rainbow and Tyson Littlewind Sr.

Honorary Bearers are Stacey DuBois Sr., Willis Herald and Ronald McKay Sr., Richard Littlewind, Vern and Velma Lambert, Clarice and Josie Lawrence, Vincent Shaw, Waylon Sr. and Renita Shaw, Justin Dubois, Rosie Gourd, Kurt Tenorio, Kimberly Cavanaugh, Sheila McKay and family, Crystal Welch, Hermina McKay, Manual Littlewind, Brenda Peltier, Matt Littlewind, Gordon Nelson and family, Jessi McKay III, Rocky Littlewind, Willis Herald, Joe Lenoir and family, Maxine and Raymond Buckles, Sam Cloud, Chepa Cloud, Kenneth Charboneau Sr., Tommy Joshua, Mark Robertson, Darrel Bergrud, Blaine Anderson and David Robertson.


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