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Daniel "Boone" Joseph Rushman


December 1, 2020

Daniel "Boone" Joseph Rushman

January 8, 1976 ~ November 29, 2020 (age 44)

After a courageous five year battle with cancer, Daniel "Boone" Joseph Rushman, "Chi-noodin" which means "Big Wind", of Max, Minnesota started his spiritual journey at home on November 29th, 2020 at the young age of 44, surrounded by his family.

Daniel was born in Cass Lake, MN on January 8th, 1976 to Ernest and Donna (Rushman) Johnson. He had a kind heart. Daniel was a big kid at heart with a contagious sense of humor, laugh and smile. Daniel was always smiling, no matter the circumstance. He enjoyed attending powwows where he was a traditional dancer. Before his illness, Daniel enjoyed playing softball, ricing, bough picking, making wreaths and just being outdoors. He loved being with his daughter, Alyssa; as well as hanging out with his nieces and nephews. Daniel was known for his Mac soup and he loved his moms frybread. He is eternally loved and will be missed dearly.

He is welcomed to the spirit world by his daughter, Montana Silverstar Rushman; paternal grandparents, Sam and Rose Johnson; maternal grandparents, Henry and Izetta Rushman; special auntie, Debra Lynn Rushman, many aunties, uncles and relatives.

Daniel leaves behind his daughter, Alyssa Danielle Strong; parents, Ernest and Donna Johnson; brothers, Delbert Rushman, Sr. and Ernie (Anna) Johnson; sisters, Marion, Izetta and Kristina Rushman, Lyla and Emma (Dale) Johnson, Rosemary (Jeremy) Thompson and Samantha (Curtis) Laroque and numerous other family members.

A private overnight wake for Daniel will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1st and continue until his 10:00 a.m. traditional service on Wednesday, December 2nd all being held at his parents' home in Max, MN. Waa-maajaa'iwed is Steve Jackson. Pallbearers foe Daniel will be Rob Rushman, Jeremy Thompson, Curtis Laroque, Delbert Rushman, Jr., Phil Johnson and Thomas Jenkins. His honorary pallbearers are all his nephews. Interment will be in the George Johnson Memorial Cemetery at Winnie Dam, MN.

Daniel'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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