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Michael Edward LaRose

Michael Edward LaRose

March 20, 1970 ~ March 21, 2022 (age 52)

Michael Edward "Big Mike" LaRose, age 52, of Cass Lake, MN, and the Martin Clan started his spiritual journey on Monday, March 21, 2022, from the Cass Lake IHS. He was born on March 20, 1970, in Cass Lake, MN the son of Roxanne (LaRose) and Michael E. Jones.

Big Mike enjoyed spending time with family. He helped take care of his auntie Paula and would help anyone he could. He liked to cook, draw, go to the casinos, and play dominoes. He enjoyed lifting weights and working out, he also liked the outdoors and being on with nature. Big Mike was a very handy man, he had his boiler's license and was a licensed barber, he cut everyone's hair.

Those welcoming Big Mike to the spirit world are his parents, Roxanne and Michael E. Jones; grandma, Delores Clark, great-grandma, Julia Goodwin-Jones; great-nephew, Denzell Cloud; cousin, Daniel "Fudly" Wilson; and uncle, Franklin "Doc" LaRose.

Those left behind to cherish the memory of Big Mike are his sons, Dylan Stately, Michael E. Jones, Jr., Jaylen LaRose, John Fairbanks; daughters, MaKyiah Staples-LaRose, Adrienne Jackson; brothers, Arthur "Archie" (Tammy) LaRose, Jeremy (MaryJane) Jones, Frank (Missy) LaRose, Anthony "Tony" LaRose, James LaRose, Michael N. Jones, Thomas Jones; sisters, Michelle Carrier-LaRose, Tasha LaRose, Ruth Naya LaRose, Reba LaRose, Mary Jones; special auntie, Pauline "Paula" LaRose; special uncle, Timothy LaRose; numerous grandchildren; many other family members, nieces, nephews, and friends.

A two-night wake for Big Mike will begin Thursday, March 24, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. and continue until his Saturday, March 26, 2022, 1:00 p.m. service all to be held at the Facility Center in Cass Lake, MN with Pastor Mark Pesky officiating. Those helping lay Big Mike to rest will be Joseph Briski, Edmund Williams, Jr., Damon LaRose, Charles "Chucky" Briski, Dominic LaRose, Josh Briski, Jr., Makhoa Martin, Archer Oothoudt and alternate Anthony "Tony" LaRose. Honorary pallbearers are Dean Senarighi, Dave Jones, Steve Humphrey, Robert Budreau, Jr., Alden Fairbanks, Amos Laduke, and all his family and friends. Interment will be in the LaRose Family Cemetery, Track 34, Cass Lake, MN.

Big Mike's care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be left at




March 24, 2022

12:00 PM

Cass Lake Facility Center

16126 John Moose Drive

Cass Lake, MN 56633

Traditional American Indian Service


March 26, 2022

1:00 PM

Cass Lake Facility Center

16126 John Moose Drive

Cass Lake, MN 56633


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