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Randy John Burris, Sr.

Randy John Burris, Sr.

January 16, 1989 ~ November 18, 2023 (age 34)

Randy John Burris, Sr., "Giti-gaan" meaning "Garden", age 34, of the Bear Clan and Minneapolis, MN, unexpectedly journeyed to the spirit world on Saturday, November 18, 2023, from Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis, MN. He was born on January 16, 1989, in Minneapolis, the son of Brenda (Rock) and Woodrow Burris, Jr.

Randy loved his son, he was the center of his whole world, spending time with his son was his biggest priority. He liked playing basketball, video games, telling jokes, and kidding around. He was always happy, and happy to be around. Randy was a hard worker and enjoyed working. He was a big Minnesota Vikings and Timberwolves fan. He liked to go ricing and take his son to the park. Randy liked family get togethers, barbequing, hanging with friends, and spending the holidays with family. Randy was a great, caring, and loving father, he wanted to take his son with him everywhere. Randy will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those greeting Randy in the spirit world are his grandparents, Geraldine Stone, Bernard Rock, Woodrow Burris, Sr., Dora Raisch; brother, Adrian Burris; brother-in-law, Adrian Wade, Sr .; numerous aunts, uncles, and other family members.

Those Randy leaves behind to forever cherish his memory are his parents, Brenda and Woodrow "Joe" Burris, Jr .; mother of his son, Jacinda Oakgrove; son, Randy Burris, Jr .; brothers, Joe Burris, Sr., Marcus Burris, Sr., Levi Burris; sister, Jessica Rock; numerous other family members and friends.

An overnight wake for Randy will begin on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at 7:00 p.m., and continue until his 11:00 a.m. service on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, all to be held at the Mission Community Center in Mission, MN. Randy's Spiritual Advisor is Allen Hardy. Those helping to lay Randy to rest are Joseph Burris, Sr., Marcus Burris, Sr., Levi Burris, Menewa Burris, Richard Myhre, Dan Wadena, Ron Skinaway, and Bill Moose. Honorary pallbearers are Marcus Burris, Jr., Joey Burris, Jr., DJ Burris, Mike Burris, Todd Burris, Jerry Rolo, Mike Thompson, Justice Bressette, Leonard Johnson, Makoons, Gerardo Mercile, and Gordy Mercile. Interment will be in Morgan Cemetery in Oak Point/Cass Lake, MN.

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




November 21, 2023

7:00 PM

Mission Community Center

Mission Road

Mission/Cass Lake, Minnesota 56633

Traditional American Indian Service


November 22, 2023

11:00 AM

Mission Community Center

Mission Road

Mission/Cass Lake, Minnesota 56633


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