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Mary Suzanne Monroe


January 3, 2020

Mary Suzanne Monroe

January 8, 1954 ~ December 29, 2019 (age 65)

Mary Suzanne Monroe, age 65, of Cass Lake, MN began her spiritual journey on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at her home in Cass Lake with her family by her side. Mary was born on January 8, 1954 in Cass Lake, the daughter of Raymond, Sr. and Sophie (Waukhazel) Monroe.

Mary grew up in the Minneapolis area and moved to Cass Lake in the late 80's. She was a very loving and kind person. She loved taking care of her family. Mary also loved playing bingo and just recently got into slot machines. She enjoyed camping and being in the outdoors. Mary knew how to sew and could make anything she put her mind to. She was an amazing cook and loved cooking big meals to feed her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

The family that Mary joins again are her parents, Raymond, Sr. and Sophie; son, Michael "Harley" Troy Monroe; sisters, Dawn, Ruth and Connie; brothers, Valerian and Raymond, Jr.

Those she leaves behind to cherish her memory are her children, Yvonne Lowry, Dale John Pindegayosh, Jr. (Amber Kramer), David Brian Stellick, Jr. (Michaela Peterson), Kayla Omiimii Stellick and Raymond Leander Stellick; grandkids, Rex Basswood, Jr., Benjamin Lowry, Jr., Carter Basswood, David Brian Stellick III, Dale John Pindegayosh, III, Dwayne Michael Stellick, LaNiya Sue-Lynn LaRose, Kendrick Rylan Basswood, Dominic James LaRose, Jr., Tayshaun Kingbird and Benjamin Kingbird; siblings, Henry M., Dennis M., David M., Darold K. and Judy K., other relatives and many friends.

A wake for Mary will begin at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, January 4, 2020 and continue until the 1:00 p.m. service on Sunday all held at the Veteran's Memorial Building in Cass Lake. Pastor Richard Cutbank will officiate. Pallbearers for Mary will be Raymond Stellick, David Stellick, Jr., Rex Basswood, Jr., Henry Monroe, Jr., Henry Monroe, Sr., and Faron Monroe. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Pindegayosh, Tayshaun Kingbird, Benny Kingbird, Benjamin Lowry, Jr. and Dean Roy. Interment will be in the LaRose family burial grounds in Cass Lake following the service.

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




January 4, 2020

3:00 PM

Veterans Memorial Building

Cass Lake

Cass Lake, Minnesota 56633

Funeral Service


January 5, 2020

1:00 PM

Veterans Memorial Building

Cass Lake

Cass Lake, Minnesota 56633


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