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Darwin "Dar" Shaugabay

Darwin "Dar" Shaugabay

April 5, 1969 - June 25, 2024

Darwin "Dar" Shaugabay, age 55, of Naytahwaush, MN, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at Essentia Health in Fargo, ND.

Darwin James Shaugabay the youngest son of Margaret Shaugabay, was born April 5, 1969, in Warroad, MN. Dar grew up and attended school in Warroad. Following his high school graduation, Dar entered the workforce, working at Marvin Windows and then Seven Clans Casino in Warroad. A few years later, he met Diane Accobee. The couple would spend the next 28 years together and were blessed with three sons. Over the years, Dar kept busy working different jobs. He worked at the Shooting Star Casino followed by a short time at Dakota Magic Casino before returning to the area. He then worked for White Earth Transit, road construction and in the maintenance department for the RTC. Dar transferred to COLA, where he worked as the Facilities Manager and most recently, he held the position of Safety Compliance Officer/TERO Assistant for the White Earth Nation.

During high school, Dar played both football and hockey and later in life his extracurricular activities included softball and pool. He was an avid pool player and enjoyed being in a pool league with his boys. They were his pride and joy and he proudly beamed watching them shoot pool and play darts. Dar was an easy-going individual with a great attitude who could always make you laugh and turn negatives into positives. He loved spending time with friends and family, especially his wife and children. Although he is gone far too soon, he will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.

Dar is survived by his wife, Diane of Naytahwaush; five sons: James of Thief River Falls, MN, Jared of Moorhead, MN, Darian, Deon and Darwin Jr. "Dubbs" all of Naytahwaush; two granddaughters Aurora and Rayna; his bonus son, Patrick "Patches" Scott also of Naytahwaush; one brother, Darrell "Son" (Emily) Shaugabay of Warroad, MN; two brothers-in-law, Alrick (Kitty) Accobee of Naytahwaush and Dale Accobee of Ogema, MN; and two aunts, Christine and Janice of Warroad, one uncle, Zeb of White Earth, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret; his in-laws, Jean Accobee and John Burnette; and brothers-in-law, George Accobee and Mike Accobee. Blessed be the memory of Darwin James Shaugabay.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. at the Naytahwaush Sports Complex, Naytahwaush . A visitation will be held on Monday, July 1, 2024, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., with a prayer service starting at 6:30 p.m., at Anderson Family Funeral Home in Mahnomen. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the funeral at the Sports Complex. Burial will follow at Free Gospel Alliance Cemetery, Naytahwaush.


Anderson Family Funeral Home

Monday, July 1, 2024

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

719 N Main St.

Mahnomen, MN 56557

Funeral Service

Naytahwaush Sports Complex

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2531 310th Ave.

Naytahwaush, MN 56566


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