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Bonita "Bone" Christine Earth


April 20, 2021

Bonita "Bone" Christine Earth

January 20, 1959 - April 17, 2021

Bonita "Bone" Christine Earth, whose Ojibwe name is Ozhigiigwe which means "To make a wrinkled face", 62, of Cass Lake, MN died Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 pm Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Cass Lake Facility Center. A wake will begin on Tuesday afternoon at 2 pm and will continue until the time of the service. Interment will be at the Prince of Peace Cemetery in Cass Lake under the direction of the Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji. Traditional music will be provided by the Spotted Eagle Drum Group.

Bonita was born January 20, 1959 in Cass Lake, MN the daughter of George Earth, Sr. and Rita "Smit" (Smith) Buck. She was raised and educated in Cass Lake, completing her education at the Bug School. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, telling stories, joking, teasing around and gossiping about all her men. She loved listening to her brother's and nephew's sing Native American music. She loved fishing, netting, watching movies and Start TV and riding around with friends and family. She was a strong outgoing woman with a heart of gold. She will be missed by everyone who loved her.

She is survived by her stepfather Roger "Denny Bug" Budreau, Sr.,

Children: Gregory Earth and David Curry, Sr.,

Siblings: Diane, Keith, David and Kathy Earth,

Faye Neeland, Richard, Cheyenne and Roger, Jr., Budreau,

Laura, Roger "Little Bug" and Rhonda Buck,

numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers George Earth, Jr., Dennis and Donald "Bud" Earth, longtime friend Kenneth "Poonty" Howard, special friend Robert "Wheat" Budreau, Sr. special sister Endonnis Baird, and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

Active casketbearers will be George Jacobs, Todd "Kinz" Smith, Sr., Derek "Deke" Harper, Nicholas Budreau, Sr. David Earth, Ephram Curry, David Curry, Jr., Curtis Morris, Elias Budreau, and Chad Budreau with alternates Leonard "Lenny" Ruschmeier and Mike "Julio" Staples.

Honorary casketbearers will be Andrea Humphrey, Beverly Jacobs, Pamela Jacobs, Lena Budreau, Lisa Monroe, family and close friends.



Thursday, April 22, 2021

1:00 PM

Cass Lake Facility Center

16126 John Moose Drive

Cass Lake, MN 56601


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