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Leslie Earl Shabaiash

Leslie Earl Shabaiash

June 21, 1955 ~ February 3, 2024 (age 68)

Leslie Earl Shabaiash, "Makoons" of the Awaazisii Clan, age 68, of St. Paul, MN began his spiritual journey on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at St. John's Hospital in St. Paul. He was born on June 21, 1955 in Sandstone, MN the son of Joseph and Delphine (Benjamin) Shabaiash.

Les was a person who liked living life, taking it easy and going with the flow. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and seeing them grow. He was more of a home body who liked to laugh and have fun. He will be missed by all who knew him and his laid back personality.

The family that Les joins again are his parents; Joe and Delphine, siblings; Lois Shabaiash, Joe Shabaiash, Jr., Dennis Shabaiash, Delbert Shabaiash, David Shabaiash, Lloyd Shabaiash, Daniel Shabaiash, Ruth Shabaiash, Roy Shabaiash, and Rodney Shabaiash.

Those he leaves behind to cherish his memory are his sons; David (Jessica) Shabaiash and Chris (Tiffany) Shabaiash, brother; Donald Shabaiash, sister; Roslie Gopher, grandchildren; Davien, Diana, Riana, Tiara and Kara Shabaiash.

A wake for Les will begin at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 6, 2024 and will continue until the traditional service held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 6, 2024 all held at the Sawer Community Center in Sawyer. Spiritual advisor will be Brad Harrington. Pallbearers for Les will be Darrell Shabaiash, Brian Shabaiash, Dan Tiessen, Craig Shabaiash, Dereck Diver, Johnny Shabaiash, and LeRoy Shabaiash. Interment will be held in the St. Mary and Joseph Cemetery in Sawyer, MN.

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


Traditional American Indian Service


February 6, 2024

3:00 PM

Sawyer Community Center

3243 Moorhead Rd

Sawyer, Minnesota 55780


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