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Francis "Cedric" Littlewolf

Francis "Cedric" Littlewolf

December 17, 1947 ~ May 3, 2024 (age 76)

Francis Cedric Littlewolf (December 17, 1947-May 3, 2024) Ogimaa Maheengans/Akiwenzii, of the Ma'iingan Doodem, hereditary Chief, started his journey on to the spirit world. Cedric was born in Cass Lake, Minnesota. His family moved to the Iron Range and he grew up in Hibbing, Minnesota, later living in many different communities across Northern Minnesota.

Cedric will rejoin his father Steven and mother Frances, brothers Steven, Richard, Ken, sisters Carol, Janice, Joyce, Brenda, son Steve, grandson Darrian, partner Annette Vaughn, and many other beloved relatives who are awaiting him in the spirit world.

Cedric is celebrated in life by sisters Donna, Cheryl, Verna, Della, brothers Ron, Tim, and Brian, his children Francis (Carolyn), Donovan (Lori), Mark (Merrilee), LeAnn (Vinson), Nevada (Rick), Wolfgang (Rebekah), Cedric (Seanna), and Kallie, his grandchildren Francis III, Barbara, Kyle, Alyssa, Josh, Austin, Henry, Preston, Isaiah, Brandon, Teague, Khayman, Rodney, Mika, Kira, Elijah, Aeron, Cedric Jr., Legend, Owen, and Shaylee, great grandchildren Poemaut, Arabella, Ezra, Lincoln, many nieces and nephews, and many dear friends. Cedric always took time to visit with others and had a beloved community everywhere he traveled.

Cedric was a warrior and believed in protecting our people and our cultural practices. As an iconic boxing legend, Cedric won five state championships and represented in six national finals for Golden Gloves Boxing. He formed strong bonds with his Coach Bill Grillo and other fighters. He was always proud to show what an Ojibwe warrior can do. Cedric was a champion fighter and it was more than boxing for him. He was a fighter for our people and it was his highest honor to fight for the Anishinaabeg, the people.

Cedric loved children and he would do anything for our future generations. He always made time to visit classrooms with Ojibwe traditional teachings. He was a lifelong storyteller and passed many teachings on through his stories. He loved creating beadwork, leatherwork, and master crafting spirit staffs, war clubs, and other Ojibwe traditional and spiritual items. Cedric was an artist with a keen eye for details and beauty.

He was a kind and generous Dad and a strong brother, son, and grandson. He is greatly loved by many and he helped many people in his life. He had great patience and a great heart. Many learned about the true meaning of love from his example and teachings.

A traditional wake will begin at Noon on Sunday, May 5, 2024, at Mission Community Center and continue until the service at 8AM on Monday, May 6, 2024. Pallbearers include: Ron Littlewolf, Brian Littlewolf, Cedric Littlewolf, Wolfgang Littlewolf, Mika Wudinich, Vinson Wilson Sr. Honorary Pallbearers include: Francis Littlewolf, Donovan Littlewolf, Mark Littlewolf, Amos LaDuke, Preston Littlewolf, Isaiah Littlewolf, Brandon Littlewolf, Rodney Goodsky. Burial will be at the Porcupine Cemetery. Arrangements provided by Whispering Pines Funeral & Cremation Service of Walker & Hackensack, MN.

 

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