September 14, 2023
March 24, 2000 ~ July 18, 2023 (age 23)
Gus-Ska-Ja Red Eagle, of the Bear Clan, age 23, of Red Lake, Minnesota, journeyed to the Spirit
World July 18, 2023, in Red Lake, Minnesota.
Gus-Ska-Ja Red Eagle was born in Bemidji, Minnesota on March 24, 2000, to Evelyn RedEagle and Bradley Jones. Gus was raised by Harold Brun Sr. who Gus accepted as a father figure. He grew up in Red Lake and attended school in Red Lake, Wahpeton, North Dakota, and Voyagers in Bemidji. He was working on his GED as well and wanted to attend college. Gus also lived with his girlfriend, Torrance in Pine Ridge, SD where he had got to know her family and friends. He also worked in Pine Ridge for Security Border Patrol for Pine Ridge Reservation. Gus also had other jobs as well in construction, carpentry, cook, security and he loved working any chance he could.
Gus was known for his contagious beautiful smile, kindness and respect for others. He was always considerate, very compassionate and empathic to others. He was very loyal to family and friends and was always willing to help anyone in need of help no matter what it was. Gus loved his family siblings, nephews, and nieces with all his heart and soul. He would go to great lengths to help everyone. He loved to play basketball with his brother Jaden or just chill with his nieces and nephews by taking them for rides or taking them to the park to play or go swimming. Gus would always step up to babysit for them and never say no. He loved cooking for them and whoever else would happen to be there. Gus also loved hunting with his sister Jenny, brother-in-law, Dewlyn, and brother, Jaden. He would go any time someone wanted to go. He loved to draw pictures and play games online with all his cyber friends and Torrance. Gus is very much loved by family and friends and will live on through our cherished memories. Gus, you have been torn away from us way too soon and you will forever be with us as we walk through each day until we meet again. We love you with all our hearts for eternity and will miss you dearly.
Gus is survived by his parents, Evelyn RedEagle and Bradley Jones, step-father, Harold Brun, Sr., special friend Torrance Jealousofhim, brothers: Jaden RedEagle, Devin Clark; adopted brother, Peeka RedEagle sisters: Jennifer Jones, Arlene RedEagle, Samantha RedEagle; 18 nieces and nephews; uncles: Alvin Johnson, Thomas Johnson, Joseph RedEagle, James RedEagle, Robert “Bob” RedEagle, Elden RedEagle, Vernon Jones, Nick Jones; aunties: Sandra RedEagle, Julie RedEagle, and Linda Pocilukyo.
Family greeting him in the Happy Hunting Grounds are his cousins: Garrick Lawrence, Jr., Mickie Lee Johnson, Antonio Rodrigus, two nephews; great-grandparents: Dolly Johnson an Fransis Oakgrove, Sr .; grandparents: Gertrude and Sam RedEagle, Lillian Kingbird, and Kenneth Jones; aunties: Rose Gibbs, Verna Kingbird, Jennifer Kingbird; uncles: Sam Kitto, Howard Kitto, Francis “Chuck” Oakgrove and Greg Kingbird.
A wake for Gus will begin Thursday, September 14, 2023, at 1:00 PM at the Red Lake Community Center, Red Lake, Minnesota and will continue until his service on Saturday September 16, 2023. Alan Hardy will be the spiritual leader. Active casketbearers will be: Devin Clark, Jaden RedEagle, Delwyn Smith, Elden Johnson, Thomas RedEagle, John Sigana. Honorary casketbearers will be: Torrance Jealousofhim, Bradley Jones, Ev RedEagle, Harold Brun, Sr., Jaden RedEagle, Jennifer Jones, Azarih R. RedEagle-Smith, Cashius C. RedEagle-Smith, Samantha RedEagle, Arlene RedEagle, Sandy RedEagle, Jessica RedEagle, Michelle Strong, Marlys and Chris Grafal, all his nieces, nephews, uncles and aunties; the Ponemah Fire Department, Red Lake Fire Department and the Red Lake Police Department. The burial will be at the Red Eagle family burial grounds. Arrangements are by Whispering Pines Funeral & Cremation Service, Walker, Minnesota.