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Alonzo Dominick Smith


Alonzo Dominick Smith

January 8, 2000 ~ May 4, 2019 (age 19)

Alonzo Dominick Smith, "Wah Wah Tay" which means, "Northern Lights", age 19, of Onigum, Minnesota journeyed to the spirit world on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from his home. He was born in Bemidji, MN on January 8, 2000 to Emmilee Smith.

Alonzo was a kind, loving person who cared about all who knew him. He enjoyed spending time with his numerous nieces and nephews, always willing to help out when needed. He liked to play basketball and xbox, as well as hang out with his many cousins and friends. Alonzo always looked out for his brothers, family and friends, making sure they were doing ok and always letting them know he loved them. Alonzo was such an amazing, easy going person that could make friends wherever he went. He really missed his baby sister, his "Little Darling", and now joins her in the spirit world. We are all going to miss his handsome smiling face and his teasing.

Family that welcome Alonzo to the spirit world are his sister; Dominique Alanza Smith, grandpa; David Smith, great grandma; Frances Jordan, great grandpa; Harold Thompson, great uncle; Leo "Bart" Jordan, great aunts; Wendy Thompson and Valerie Sweedman, cousins; James "Watski" Elmberg and Jason "Jaybo" Howard and numerous other relatives.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his mother; Emmilee (Jeric D VanHorn) Smith of Onigum, brothers; Angelo (Cheyenne Novak) Smith of Cass Lake, Acelee Dunn of Old Agency, Harold Fairbanks and Hadrian Smith both of Onigum, grandma; Priscilla Smith, grandma-auntie Frieda, great grandma; Hope Thompson, aunties and uncles; Jeremiah, Lynzie, Tahsheena, Kateri, David II, Brianne, Conrad and Eric, several more aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, many cousins and a million friends.

An overnight wake for Alonzo will begin at 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 8th and continue until his 10:00 a.m. traditional services on Thursday, May 9th all to be held at the Onigum Community Center in Onigum, MN. Waa-maajaa'iwed is Steve Jackson. Helping to lay Alonzo to rest are Angelo Smith, Acelee Dunn, Harry Fairbanks, Hadrian Smith, Malakai Smith and Thayne Thompson. His honorary pallbearers are Jeremiah Smith, David Smith II, Conrad Smith, Charles Oothoudt, Tyler Butcher, Tyrus Butcher, Devon Hardy, Ethan Hardy, Dylan Hardy, Deondre Gale, Zecari Smith, Kyrie Smith, Dakota Jackson, Dion Oothoudt, Austin Jordan, Zach Jordan and his "million" friends and relatives. Interment will be in Old Agency Catholic Cemetery at Old Agency, MN.

Alonzo's care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be left at


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