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Kevin Scott Kingbird, Sr.


January 18, 2023

Kevin Scott Kingbird, Sr.

September 5, 1979 ~ January 13, 2023 (age 43)

Kevin Scott Kingbird, Sr., age 43, "Niiskindib" which means "He Has Prickly Hair", of Cass Lake (Mission) began his journey to the Spirit world on Friday, January 13th, 2023 from his home in Cass Lake, MN.

He was born to Cynthia Kingbird and Darwin Whitebird on September 5th, 1979, in Bemidji, Minnesota.

As an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed being in the woods and on the water. He was an adept lumberjack; living up to his "Bear" nickname, he also took joy in fishing and checking riverbeds.

He had a lifelong love of sports from attending his mother's games to joining multiple teams throughout his life. He was an all-star sportsman with The Mission Boys.

Kevin was always there to help others in their time of need. He was willing to push up his sleeves and get to work. It was an honor to him to be so helpful and giving.

He passed time with family by telling stories; you could always count on him for a good chuckle. It was his wish that the family would gather for more happier moments than sad. His favorite show was Moonshiners, and he was on his way to becoming a master distiller.

Above all, he cherished his bear cubs: Kevin Jr., Devin Allen, and Aiden Scott. He adored his bonus children Donovan, Devin, Linzie, Matthew, Nathan, and granddaughter Anna. 

Those welcoming Kevin into the Spirit World are his parents; grandparents, sisters, Carmen and Deanna and brother, Michael "Bocky".

He is survived by his sons, Kevin Kingbird, Jr., Devin and Aiden; sisters Nicole, Kelly, Leah, Rosalie and Darla; and brother Brandon; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and special friend, Patti Wilson.

Wake begins Wednesday, January 18th, 2023, at 7:00 p.m., and continues until his Friday, January 20th, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. service. All to be held at the Mission Community Center, 2326 Finch Lane SE, Cass Lake, MN. Kevin's Spiritual Advisor will be Allen Hardy. Interment will be at Mission Cemetery in Cass Lake, MN. Pallbearers are Steven 'Mick' Ducheneaux, Joe Ducheneaux, Julian 'Moe Man's Charnoski, Jonas Northbird, Kyle Whitebird, Kellen Brown, Kenny 'Waus' Staples, Jr. Alternate pallbearers are Jean Wright and Matt Anderson. Honorary pallbearers are Bernie Brown, Clinton Fairbanks, Tyler Butcher, Robert 'Bobby' Tuttle, David Jackson, Damien 'Dames' Kingbird, Isaiah 'Eyes' Kingbird, Michael Kingbird, Jr., Lacey Swanholm, and Danielle 'Waaboo' Kingbird.

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




January 18, 2023

7:00 PM

Mission Community Center

Mission Road

Mission/Cass Lake, Minnesota 56633

Traditional American Indian Service


January 20, 2023

10:00 AM

Mission Community Center

Mission Road

Mission/Cass Lake, Minnesota 56633


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