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Crystal Rae Stand


August 5, 2020

Crystal Rae Stand

August 31, 1984 - August 2, 2020

Crystal Rae Stand, age 36 of Bemidji journeyed to the Spirit World on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at her residence. She was born

on August 31, 1984 in Minneapolis the daughter of Duane Stand and Ruth Wind. She loved being with her children and telling stories about them. Crystal enjoyed visiting with family and friends, fixing hair, going to Pow Wows, doing Native arts and crafts, listening to music, being on social media and stargazing with her mom. She liked to joke and tease her family.

Crystal enjoyed doing her own make-up, it was important to her. She worked in the bingo hall at the Cass Lake Casino and in the malt shop in Thief River, MN. She was invited to go to Arizona with a classmate for a Native American Retreat as a representative of her class from her high school. Crystal had a big heart – she was very loving and sensitive. Her siblings meant the world to her.

Survived by mother: Ruth Wind; sons: Wayne Cronin, Jordan Coan, Duane Stand, Dustin Smith and Kelly Matrious;

daughters: Vivian Coan, Alyssa Cronin and Destiny Smith; sisters: Danielle Stand, Leigh Ann Armstrong, Shayla John Wind,

Tyannah Wind-Whitefeather and Toni Smith; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her father: Duane Stand; sister: Rachel Armstrong; brother: Bruce "Swift" Armstrong; grandfathers:

Arnold Stand and John Wind; great grandmothers: Josephine Rogers and Hattie Smith; many aunts and uncles.

All Night Wake:

Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th, 2020

beginning at 7:00 P.M.

Veteran's Building-Cass Lake, MN

Funeral Service:

Saturday, August 8, 2020

1:00 P.M.

Veteran's Building-Cass Lake, MN


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