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Jon Dustin Prentice


February 8, 2019

Jon Dustin Prentice

August 11, 1971 - February 7, 2019

Jon Dustin Prentice, whose Ojibwe name is Mikinaak-Makoons-Schigi, which means 'turtle, bear cub and pelican", 47, of Redby, MN died Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Red Lake PHS Indian Hosptial.

Traditional Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at the New Redby Community Center with spiritual leader Steve Jackson. A wake will begin on Monday afternoon at the new Redby Community Center and will continue until the time of the services on Wednesday. Interment will be at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Red Lake under the direction of the Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji.

Jon was born August 11, 1971 in Minneapolis, the son of Harlan Gibbs and Audrey Prentice-Cavazos. He was raised by Judy and Victor Roy and educated at Red Lake. He married Samantha LeBeaux, they were later divorced but remained best friends. He worked various positions at several casinos. He was a paraprofessional for special needs children. He was also a counselor at a group home and at the high school. He belonged a large brotherhood of men who grew up together as a part of the Red Lake football team, Eyabay and Battle River drum groups and the Pow-wow trail.

He is survived by his best friend Samantha LeBeaux,

Children Monica (Marcus G.) Prentice,

Shaylyn (Tom M.) Prentice,

Reise Prentice,

Delya Prentice,

Maurice Lawrence III,

Aelani LeBeaux,

Claudette Barron,

Garrett Morrison,

Special Mom Judy Roy,

Dad- William "Bill" Narcomy, and special uncle Rodney Prentice, Sr.

numerous brothers, sisters, grandchildren, nephews, nieces and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 babies Cheske and Ann Prentice, his grandparents and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and Special Moms Laura Downwind and Mary Kingbird.

Active Casketbearers will be Tyrone Thunder, Mike Thunder, Roger White, Greg Thomas, Victor Roy, Jr., Charlie Grolla, Kevin Kingbird and Keveon Kingbird.

Honorary Casketbearers will be Heidi Goodwin, Garrett, Jarrett Caldwell, Don Kingbird, Randy Kingbird, Jason Kingbird, James "Jimboy" Kingbird, Albert Kingbird, Calvin Kingbird, Dino Downwind, Carla Downwind, Amber Downwind, Mike Roy, Rodney Prentice, Frankie Graves, Terry Senogles, Renee Van Nett, Chuck Lasley, Christina Spence, Sylvia Spence, Jason Lawrence, Maurice Lawrence, Ange Charnoski and Kevin Spears.


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