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Joaquin Mendez Capitaine


January 3, 2019

Joaquin Mendez Capitaine

October 28, 1990 ~ December 30, 2018 (age 28)

Joaquin Mendez Capitaine, young age of 28, "Makade Bines" which means "Black Thunder" of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota journeyed to the spirit world on Sunday, December 30, 2018 from his home. He was born on October 28, 1990.

Joaquin was born in Minneapolis, MN but was raised and went to school in Cass Lake. He was a strong soul who loved listening to his rap music and spending time with his nieces and nephews. Joaquin was a loving son, brother and uncle whose smile will be missed by all.

He is welcomed to the spirit world by his grandparents; Delores and Laverne Morrow, niece; Kree Kangas and nephew; Pablo Mosso.

Those he leaves behind to cherish his memory are his mother; Joan Capitaine, parents; Francis and Eileen Kangas, siblings; Jamie (Rodolfo) Tapia-Morrow of Minneapolis, Sergio (Brittany) Capitaine of Minneapolis, Angelina Capitaine of Minneapolis, Susana (Rodney) Capitaine of Red Lake, Jennifer (Derrick) Morrow of Montgomery, Miguel Kangas-Capitaine of Cass Lake, Victor Capitaine of Minneapolis, Alejandro Capitaine of Minneapolis and Juan Rojas of Minneapolis, numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends.

A wake for Joaquin will begin at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, January 3rd and continue until his 11:00 a.m. traditional services on Saturday, January 5th all to be held at the Veteran's Memorial Building in Cass Lake, MN. Mike Dahl will be his Spiritual Advisor. Pallbearers for Joaquin will be Sergio Capitaine, Miguel Kangas, Alix Capitaine, Juan "Choo Choo" Rojas, Rodo Tapia, Raie Andrews and Antonio Morrow. His honorary pallbearers are Francis Kangas, Eileen Kangas, Brenda Morrow, DJ Kangas, Shirley Gomez, Jamie Tapia-Morrow, Angelina Capitaine, Alicia Morrow, Diego Tapia and Walter Tapia. Interment will be in the Fairbanks Family Burial Grounds in Cass Lake, MN.

Joaquin'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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