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Steven Leon Reyes, Sr.


October 11, 2022

Steven Leon Reyes, Sr.

March 29, 1970 ~ October 7, 2022 (age 52)

Steven Leon Reyes, Sr., 52, of the Bear Clan and from Bemidji, Minnesota unexpectedly began his journey to the spirit world on Friday, October 7th, 2022, from the Cass Lake IHS in Cass Lake, MN.

He was born the son of Alvera Reyes and Donald Bellanger on March 29th, 1970, in Minneapolis, MN. As a young boy, Steven moved with his family to Cass Lake, where he attended school and graduated from Cass Lake High School. Steven was a reader, he enjoyed documentaries, history books and the Bible. He also loved to cook, especially for his friends and family. Steven had a great sense of humor and always lived life to the fullest.

Family that will welcome Steven to the spirit world are his parents, Alvera and Donald; brothers, Brent Alexander Reyes and Dwayne McFarlane-Bellanger and several other family members.

He leaves behind his children, Kaitlynn Reyes, Renae Bellanger, Steven Reyes, Jr. and Sacred Reyes; brothers, Chris and Clyde Reyes and Daryl McFarlane; sister, Melissa McFarlane; significant other, Natasha Nevitt, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

An overnight wake for Steven will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 12th and continue until his 2:00 p.m. traditional services on Thursday, October 13th all to be held at the Veteran's Memorial Building in Cass Lake, MN. The pallbearers for Steven will be all his family and friends. His honorary pallbearers are his children. Inurnment will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery at Cass Lake, MN at a later date.

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




October 12, 2022

11:00 AM

Veterans Memorial Building

Cass Lake

Cass Lake, Minnesota 56633

Traditional American Indian Service


October 13, 2022

2:00 PM

Veterans Memorial Building

Cass Lake

Cass Lake, Minnesota 56633


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