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Eleanor Sargent

Eleanor Sargent

May 8, 1967 - March 2, 2024

Eleanor Sargent, age 56, of Naytahwaush, MN, died unexpectedly on Saturday, March 2, 2024.

Eleanor Mary was born May 8, 1967, in Minneapolis, MN, the daughter of Melvin and Avonelle (Wadena) Sargent. At a young age, the family moved to the Naytahwaush area. She attended grade school in Naytahwaush followed by Mahnomen High School. In 1986, Eleanor was united in marriage to Louis Fox Jr. and they were blessed with a daughter, Samantha. The couple later divorced, and Eleanor remained living in the Naytahwaush area. When the Shooting Star Casino opened, she worked as a slot attendant for a few years. Eleanor met Mason Smith and was blessed with three boys: Dayton, Trenton and Ian to complete their family. Later, she attended college classes at the White Earth Community College, where she aced her courses and became a professional carpenter. She was a phenomenal house cleaner and enjoyed making a living at it.

Eleanor will be remembered as a high-spirited gal and a bit of a fanatic when it came to keeping things clean. She was also very giving, a great storyteller and had a great sense of humor. Eleanor loved spending time with her family, especially her grandkids, who were her pride and joy. She will be greatly missed by many.

Eleanor is survived by a daughter, Samantha (Tom Warren Jr.) of Mahnomen; three sons: Dayton Smith of Naytahwaush, Trenton Sargent of Moorhead and Ian (Trinity) Sargent of Fargo, ND; five grandchildren: Hannah, Kaylie, Daphne, and Jesse Jensen Jr. and Alexander Sargent; five brothers: John “Hoggmann” (Michelle Brown) Sargent of Naytahwaush, Apollo Sargent, Drew Sargent, Jerome Sargent and Melvin Sargent Jr. all of Minneapolis; five sisters: Kathy (Nick) Wadena of Mahnomen, Cheryl Sargent also of Mahnomen, Brenda Sargent of Naytahwaush, Nova Sargent and Crystal Sargent both of Minneapolis; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Darrell “Boone” Wadena and Brian Sargent; and five sisters: Lois Brown, Melanie Sargent, Janelle Sargent, Jamie Sargent, and Mira Sargent; nephews: Jim Bob, Frank Brown, and Joseph Thompson; and niece, Marissa Sargent.

Traditional Services will be held at the Naytahwaush Sports Complex on Friday, March 8, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. All night Wake Services will begin Thursday, March 7, 2024, at 5:00 pm with a ceremony at 7:00 pm and continue until the Funeral on Friday. Burial will be in the Free Gospel Alliance Cemetery, Naytahwaush, MN.


Naytahwaush Sports Complex

Thursday, March 7, 2024

5:00 PM

2531 310th Ave.

Naytahwaush, MN 56566

All night Wake Services will begin Thursday, March 7, 2024, at 5:00 pm with a ceremony at 7:00 pm and continue until the Funeral on Friday.

Funeral Service

Friday, March 8, 2024

11:00 AM


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