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Dale Edwin DeFoe

 

November 2, 2021

Dale Edwin DeFoe

March 24, 1955 - October 30, 2021

Dale Edwin DeFoe, "Miskwaa-Aanekwad - Red Cloud", age 66 of Cloquet, MN, passed away on Saturday, October 30, 2021, in his home. He was born to Edward DeFoe and Josephine Smith on March 24, 1955, in Cloquet, where he lived on the Fond du Lac Reservation. Dale also lived in Minneapolis, Detroit Lakes, and the White Earth Reservation. He attended school in Detroit Lakes studying auto technician and also at the Minneapolis Tech College for carpentry. Dale was employed as a carpenter and laborer working in construction for Fond du Lac for many years which he loved. He enjoyed visiting, laughing, sharing stories of the good old days with family and friends, and he also enjoyed fishing, hunting, winning at the casino, and raising hell with his sisters!

Dale was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Jeff DeFoe. He is survived by his sons, Dale, Louis, and Andrew DeFoe; his daughters, Tara Tiessen, Stephanie DeFoe, Kendra Boswell, and Laci Martin; his lifelong partner, Barbara Wichern; his brothers, Lee DeFoe and Ted (Lurinda) DeFoe; his sisters, Smokie Kier, Debbie Anderson, Patsy Knight (Richard), Arlene Londo (Corvin), Anita DeFoe, Bonnie DeFoe (Delmar), Pam DeFoe, Rosemary DeFoe (Edward), Barbara LaChapelle (Ken), and Josa DeFoe; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A Traditional Wake will begin at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 2, 2021, in The Fond du Lac Language and Cultural Learning Center, 1713 Mizhaki Road, in Cloquet, and continues until the Traditional Service at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, also in the Cultural Center. Interment will be in Old Holy Family Cemetery. Nelson Funeral Care assisted the Family with the arrangements.

Traditional Wake

Fond du Lac Cultural Center

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

6:00 PM

1713 Mizhakii Road

Cloquet, MN

Traditional Service

Fond du Lac Cultural Center

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

1713 Mizhakii Road

Cloquet, MN

Burial

Old Holy Family Cemetery

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

12:00 PM

Reservation Road

Cloquet, MN

 

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