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Dana L. Cobenais


November 7, 2022

Dana L. Cobenais

May 19, 1992 ~ November 1, 2022 (age 30)

Dana Lee Cobenais, age 30, of the Bear Clan, from Ponemah, MN, travelled to the spirit world on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, in Oxford WI.

Dana was born May 19, 1992, to Freida M. Greenleaf and Robert S. Cobenais, Sr. Dana had one brother, Robert "Joon" Cobenais, Jr. from Ponemah and one sister, Keshennah Greenleaf from Warroad, MN.

Dana enjoyed drawing awesome pictures for his family and friends. Basketball was his favorite sport plus Dana loved listening to all kinds of music. He was very outspoken, had a good sense of humor and was quite the character when he was chillin with family and friends. Dana was also adventurous and always made sure everyone was having fun and laughing when he was around cause that was just the kind, loving person he was.

When Dana begins his journey to the spirit world he will be welcomed by his father, Robert S. Cobenais, Sr.; grandfather, Louis Alphonse Cobenais; great-grandmothers: Julia "Gerty" Jones and Lillian Stillday Greenleaf; great-grandfathers: Frederick Jones, Sr. and Warren Greenleaf; aunt, Francine Cloud; uncles: Clayton Cobenais, LeRoy Cobenais, and Marvin Spears; great-uncles: Edwin "Ed" Jones and Terry Jones; cousins: Orlene "Rae" Jones and Eldon Cloud.

Those he leaves behind that will miss him dearly will be his mother, Freida M. Greenleaf; brother, Robert "Joon" Cobenais, Jr.; sister, Keshennah Greenleaf; grandmothers: Roberta Greenleaf and Esther Spears; grandfather, Frederick Jones, Jr., two aunties: Renee Jourdain and Gloria Heartfield; three uncles: Lester, Mitchell and Dwight Greenleaf; three nephews, one niece; numerous cousins and his best friend, Amy White.

The wake will begin at 1:00P.M. on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at the Ponemah Boys & Girls Club and continue until the service at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, November 10, 2022, with Zac Earley as spriritual leader. Active casketbearers will be: Robert Cobenais, Jr., Julius Cloud, Melvin Wilson, Patrick Greenleaf, Dwight Greenleaf, Darcy Benais, Sr., Kenton Stillday, Torey Jones, Grantt Greenleaf with alternates: Gary Greenleaf and Mitchell Greenleaf. Honorary casketbearers will be: Robin Jones, Amy White, Maria Stillday, Felicia Cloud, Jocelyn Dow, Lola Kingbird, Jolene Kingbird, Lowery Stillday, Sr., Roberta Greenleaf, Frederick Jones, Jr., Esther Spears, Renee Jourdain, Mike Iceman, Jr., Kristen Jones, and Hester Bialke. Burial will be at the Greenleaf Family Burial Grounds in Ponemah. Arrangements provided by Whispering Pines Funeral & Cremation Service of Walker & Hackensack (


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