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Geraldine Yvonne (Clark) Hart


March 27, 2019

Geraldine Yvonne (Clark) Hart

December 3, 1950 ~ March 25, 2019 (age 68)

Geraldine Yvonne (Clark) Hart, age 68, "Bimwewecamig ikwe" which means "Thunder in the distance woman" of the Martin Clan and Bemidji, Minnesota began her journey to the spirit world on Monday, March 25, 2019 from her home, surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of William and Frieda (Hart) Clark and was born in Red Lake, MN on December 3, 1950.

Geraldine was a very sweet, generous woman with a big heart; full of love for her friends, family and everyone who crossed her path. She was always smiling big despite the pain she endured. Geraldine showed only strength and happiness. Her energy drew people to her and her happy heart kept them close. Geraldine loved to listen to music, watch Gunsmoke, Bewitched and the Rifleman with her daughters and grandchildren. She enjoyed getting dressed up for a night of Bingo. Her warmth and her contagious smile will be forever missed.

Family that welcomes Geraldine to the spirit world are her parents; William and Frieda, siblings; Rosella Hunt, Edna Kingbird, Melvin Smith, Vernon Clark, Larry Smith, Francis Clark, Oliver Clark and Donna Clark, nephew; William Clark, Jr. and many other relatives.

Those she leaves behind are her daughters; Verleen (John Belmont) Smith of Cass Lake, Chantelle (Jonathan Griffith) Frazer of Bemidji and Billie (Steve Wosmek) Carter of Shevlin, special friend; Robert "Sonny" Huntsman, brothers; David (Teana) Clark, Morris Clark and William Clark, Sr., grandchildren; Justin (Amanda), Cheyenne (Matthew Sr.), Keanu, Cherokee, ToniSue, Brittany, Satish, Atreju, great grandchildren; Riley, Matthew Jr., Calliope, Dirk, Kash, Keanu Jr. and William, many nieces, nephews and more family members.

An overnight wake for Geraldine will begin at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 28th and continue until her traditional service at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 29th all to be held at the Redby Community Center in Redby, MN. Margaret Porter will be her Spiritual Advisor. Pallbearers for Geraldine will be Satish Pant, Cherokee Graves, Kenny Cloud, Jr., Jonathan Griffith, Jude Chastek and Tyrone Thunder. Her honorary pallbearers are Ellen Adams, Sharon Columbus, Donna Kloehn, Aldene Morrison, Kathy "Chatty" Boswell and Robert "Sonny" Huntsman. Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery at Red Lake, MN immediately following her Friday service.

Geraldine'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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