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Cotee Lee Hoffman

 

November 29, 2021

Cotee Lee Hoffman

June 05, 1994 - November 24, 2021

Cotee Lee Hoffman "Bimi ba too Maingan" - Running Wolf, age 27, passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 in his home. He was born June 5, 1994, in Detroit Lakes, MN to Josephine DeFoe and Curtis Hoffman. Cotee graduated from the FDL Ojibwe school class of 2012. He was an amazing young man that could light up any room he walked into. Cotee was a very easy person to be around because he was always smiling and making everyone around him laugh. He loved being outside walking around by the lake with his child dog, Luckii. Cotee was always surrounded by lots of loved ones due to growing up with and having a huge family. He was never afraid of being himself and didn't have any issues with letting anyone and everyone know who he was and how he enjoyed living his life.

Cotee is survived by his parents, his brothers, Richard Stiffarm, Kristopher Stiffarm, Jeremy DeFoe, Brian Wichern, Jr., and James Wichern; his nephews, Aidon Stiffarm, Ty Stiffarm, and Lukuh DeFoe; his nieces, Jessica Stiffarm, I'liana Stiffarm, Mariah Holm-DeFoe, Ellianne King, Aviianna Stiffarm, Allibelle Northrup, Aubry DeFoe, and Audry DeFoe, his special friend, Josh Barney, and his dog, Luckii. Pallbearers will be Ty Stiffarm, Aidon Stiffarm, Anthony Fairbanks, Javon Smallwood, Jerome DeFoe and Derrick DeFoe, Jr.

A Traditional Wake will begin at 5:30 pm Sunday, November 28, 2021, at the Fond du Lac Cultural Language & Learning Center, 1713 Mizhaki Road, Cloquet, MN. The Traditional Service will begin at 12:00 p.m. in the Cultural Center. Burial will be in Old Holy Family Cemetery.

Traditional Wake

Fond du Lac Cultural Center

Sunday, November 28, 2021

5:30 PM

1713 Mizhakki Road

Cloquet, MN 55720

Traditional Service

Fond du Lac Cultural Center

Monday, November 29, 2021

12:00 PM

1713 Mizhakii Road

Cloquet, MN

 

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