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Rosaland Sue Rushman

Rosaland Sue Rushman

April 5, 1981 ~ May 3, 2024 (age 43)

Rosaland Sue Rushman, "Biidwewewidamookwe" which means Approaching Voice or Sound Woman, age 43, of Cass Lake, MN began her spiritual journey on Friday, May 3, 2024, at the Sanford Hospital in Bemidji. She was born on April 5, 1981, in Cass Lake, the daughter of Henry Wakonabo and Mary Rushman.

Rose liked bough picking, ricing, gambling, playing Keno, being in the outdoors and exploring. She loved spending time with her kids, grandchildren, and dogs. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends.

The family that Rose joins again are her paternal family; grandpa; Henry Wakonabo, Jr., uncles; Joseph, Roger, Richard Wakonabo, Arnie Ogema, cousin; Shawn Guinn, grandma; Thea, auntie; Sharon Wakonabo. Maternal family; grandpa; Henry Jack, Sr., uncle; Henry William, Jr., cousins; Delbert, Daniel Rushman, Melvin Durant, Dean, Dennis, Ernest, Sr. and Fritz Garbow, Lenny Oberg, Roger and Virgil Ravensborg, grandma; Izetta, auntie; Debi, cousins; Cheyanne, Regina Rushman, Lillian, Joyce, Joyce and Louise Durant, Brenda Oberg and Sherri Ostlund.

Those she leaves behind to cherish her memory are her children; Shane, Shania, Sheldon, Shawn, Shawnte, Devin and Harvey Rushman, grandchildren; Lydia, Natalie and Jupiter Rushman, Zigoniikwe Bloom-Rushman, Elijah Bloom, Asher Rushman and Belle Wolfe, siblings; Marilyn and Allison, Grace and Justin, Henry and Lisa, Jamie and Bob, Roger and Alisha, Candace and Landon and Lorena Wakonabo, mother; Mary Rushman, special nieces and nephews; Daveen Earth, Darian and Rodney Wakonabo, boyfriend; Eugene Howard, Sr., other relatives and friends.

A wake for Rose will begin at 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 6, 2024, and will continue until the 10:00 a.m. service on Tuesday, May 7 all held at the Inger Community Center in Inger, MN. Pallbearers for Rose will be Bradley Bowstring, Aaron Robinson, Francis Wind, Landon Kingbird, Marvin Bowstring and Duane Garbow. Alternate pallbearers will be Valarian Kingbird, and Jerome Wakonabo. Honorary pallbearers will be her children, grandchildren, siblings, and her dog Poopsie. Interment will be held in the Inger Cemetery in Inger, MN.

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




May 6, 2024

7:30 PM

Inger Community Center

53714 County Road 146

Deer River Township, MN 56636

Traditional American Indian Service


May 7, 2024

10:00 AM

Inger Community Center

53714 County Road 146

Deer River Township, MN 56636


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