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Roger Kingbird III

Roger Kingbird III

April 9, 1978 ~ June 17, 2024 (age 46)

Roger Alden Kingbird, Wakinyan Hoksila "Thunder Boy", Makwa "Bear Clan", age 46, of Ponemah, MN, entered the spirit world at his home on Monday, June 17, 2024.

Roger was born on April 9, 1978, to Bonnie Kingbird in Minneapolis, MN. He went to school in Red Lake and excelled in basketball, setting five state records in one game for the Warriors. He worked as a roofer for several years and also at HCMC in Minneapolis. He enjoyed going to the casino, never passed up a rummage sale, loved shooting around the basketball and playing his PS4. He also enjoyed fishing and loved singing Karaoke. Roger enjoyed being with family and his special grandkids.

He will be dearly missed by his mother, Bonnie Kingbird of Ponemah, uncles: Jeff (Cheryl) Kingbird of Ponemah, Jiggs (Tara) Kingbird of Ponemah, Doug (Naomi) Kingbird of Red Lake, Isaac (Cheryl) Kingbird of Fridley; aunt, Brenda (Larry) Kingbird; brother, Michael Lajeunesse; sisters: Lynette Lajeunesse, Shontel Mishow, Sophia Redday, Crystal Redday, Amber Lajeunesse; special grandchildren: Audrey, William, and Lavender.

Those greeting him in the spirit world are his maternal grandparents: Ona Kingbird and Isaac Kingbird; aunt, Melodie Kingbird; cousins: LaTahsa and Douglas "Rocky" Kingbird and David Beaulieu.

A traditional wake will begin at Noon on Friday, June 21, 2024 at the Ponemah Boys & Girls Club in Ponemah and continue until the service at 10AM on Sunday, June 23, 2024 with Allen Hardy as spiritual leader. Active pallbearers will be: Buddy Day, Brendan Bigsmoke, James Brown, Delwyn Holthusen Jr., Randy "Peach" Holthusen, BK Kingbird, Michael Kingbird, Julian Kingbird, Larry DeMarr, Roman Archie. Honorary pallbearers will be: Little Jeff Kingbird, Brayden Murray, Sean Skinaway, Carter Dow, Anthony Bigsmoke, Tremaine Kingbird, Michael L. Kingbird, aunts, uncles, friends and Red Lake Warriors Basketball Team Class of 96-97. Burial will be at the Raincloud Family Burial Grounds in Ponemah. Arrangements provided by Whispering Pines Funeral & Cremation Service.


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