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Irvin Lee KillsPlenty Jr.


October 6, 2021

Irvin Lee KillsPlenty Jr.

October 04, 1978 - September 26, 2021

Irvin Lee KillsPlenty Jr., 42 of Fort Totten ND passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at his home in the loving care of his family.

Irvin Lee was born on October 4, 1978 at Devils Lake ND, the son of Bernice (BigTrack) and Irvin KillsPlenty Sr. He attended Four Winds Public School until the 9th grade. Irvin then began working at DTI (Dakota Tribal Industries) and SMC (Sioux Manufacturing Corp). He decided to become a firefighter and began to travel to many different places to fight fires. After he returned home, Irvin found work at the Spirit Lake Casino and Resort, working in many different departments over the years.

Irvin welcomed his son on December 31, 2002. After Phillip was born, Irvin's life revolved around his son and making a good life for him. He enjoyed spending most of his time with his son, grandkids and friends, walking around, playing cards, dice games or board games. He was quite a jokester and had a great sense of humor, always cracking a joke.

Irvin has left us too soon and we will miss him and cherish his memory in our hearts.

Irvin's loving family include his precious son Phillip Killsplenty; sisters Lea (Freeman) Whiteshield, Lisa Peoples, Ervinetta (Kevin) Blueshield and Debbie Little; nieces and nephews Willanette (Clayton Jr.) DuBois, Irvin Tomahawk, Akiro Tomahawk, Anthony Littlewind, Melvine Peoples, Silas Longie, Juneau Longie, Irvin Blueshield, Bernice Blueshield, Heather Snow, Raini Howard, Cameron Howard and Presley Howard; grandchildren Avril Tomahawk, Kyramae GoodShot, Kyle Vivier Jr., Lili Littlewind and Caliyah DuBois.

She was preceded in death by his parents Bernice and Irvin KillsPlenty Sr., grandparents Matilda Hamilton-KIllsPlenty, Phillip and Mary Jane BigTrack, Mary Adams and Sonny McKay, brother Melvin Peoples Jr., nephew Jalen Peoples, grandchildren Kylette and Kyzer GoodShot.

Pallbearers will be Vance Thompson, Wesley BigTrack, Ralph Peoples, Bill Tomahawk, Anthony Littlewind, Freeman Whiteshield, Kevin Blueshield and Brandon SpottedBird. Honorary Bearers are the Hospice of the Red River Valley Care Team and friends and family that got to know our beloved Irvin.

Wake and Prayer Service

Tekakwitha Center

Thursday, October 07, 2021

6:00 PM

136 1st Street

St. Michael, North Dakota 58370

The procession to St. Michael will leave at 5:00 p.m. from City Plaza, Devils Lake

Funeral Service

Tekakwitha Center

Friday, October 08, 2021

10:00 AM

136 1st Street

St. Michael, North Dakota 58370

Burial will be in St. Jerome's Cemetery


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