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Guy E. McFatridge

Guy E. McFatridge

May 22, 1962 - May 11, 2024

Guy Eldon McFatridge, Mizhakii Giizhig, was born on May 22, 1962, to John "Danny" and Elaine (DeFoe) McFatridge in Cloquet, Minnesota. He grew up in Cloquet and lived in South Dakota while attending Flandreau Indian School. He graduated in 1980. Following graduation Guy enlisted in the United States Marine Corps from July 29, 1980, to September 24, 1980. After serving his country, Guy became a certified butcher and welder. He worked at a local meat market. Guy later went to school and became a heavy machine operator and worked for Fond du Lac Reservation for many years. He also worked for security at Black Bear Casino. Guy was a proud member of Fond du Lac Reservation. He was a great golfer and enjoyed bowling, playing cribbage, pool, cards, dice, and darts. Guy especially loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He had a great sense of humor and was a prankster. Guy passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at St. Lukes Hospital in Duluth, at the age of 61 years.

Guy is survived by his partner, Jodi Ableiter of Cloquet; children, Shawn Randall of Cloquet, Katrina (Jeremy) Compton of Merrifield, Samantha-Jo McFatridge of Brainerd, Dana (Derrick) Houle-McFatridge of Cloquet, and Gy Houle-McFatridge of Cloquet; grandchildren, Naazhe, Nashon, Sequoia, Shea, Carson, Lindsey, Alexis, and Skylar; brother, Gary McFatridge; aunts, Dorothy Cooley and Nancy Seppala; and many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elaine and Danny McFatridge; brother, Thomas McFatridge; daughter-in-law, Waubie Randall; and many other aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A traditional wake for Guy will be at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at the Cloquet Community Center, 1720 Big Lake Road, until the time of his traditional service at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2024. Interment will be in the New Holy Family Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Nelson Funeral Care of Cloquet.

Services

Traditional Wake

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

6:00 PM

Cloquet Community Center

1720 Big Lake Road

Cloquet, MN 55720

Traditional Service

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

10:00 AM

Cloquet Community Center

1720 Big Lake Road

CLOQUET, MN 55720

Interment

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

New Holy Family Cemetery

Reservation Road

Cloquet, MN

 

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