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Jeremiah R. Robertson

Jeremiah R. Robertson

May 22, 1953 - July 8, 2024

Jeremiah R. "Jay" Robertson, 71 of the Spirit Lake Nation, passed away at CHI, St. Alexius Health, Devils Lake Hospital on Monday, July 8, 2024.

There will be visitation and time of remembrance at Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Fort Totten ND on Sunday, July 14, 2024 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with a Rosary and Prayer Service at 6:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, July 15, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. at the church with burial to follow in St. Jerome's Cemetery, rural Fort Totten.

Jeremiah Raine, son of Emerson and Lorraine (Lambert) Robertson was born on May 22, 1953, in Green Grass, South Dakota. He grew up in Chicago, Illinois and attended school there. As a young man, he moved back to Fort Totten with the family and called the Lake Region home much of his adult life.

Jeremiah worked at Sioux Manufacturing Corporation and Dakota Tribal Industries for several years until increasing health problems forced him to retire.

Jay was united in marriage to his precious Mary E. DuBois on September 9, 2000. They were together for over 30 years, sharing a beautiful life together. They lived in Fort Totten, Minnewaukan and Devils Lake. Mary died on October 1, 2016.

Jay enjoyed hunting, especially deer hunting. He was so creative, spending many hours doing beautiful bead work of all kinds. Sharing his creations with family and friends. He loved to drive on the back roads of the Spirit Lake Nation, and he knew them all. It was always a fun time to visit, tell stories, and catch up with family and friends as they drove along. He treasured time with family and friends with his whole heart.

Jay's loving family left to mourn his passing include his children Tisha Crowe, Jerilyn (Jamie) Soto, and Darrel Crowe all of Wisconsin; grandchildren Robert, Samantha and Justin Jr. and several great grandchildren; brothers and sisters Matthew (Emerald) Robertson, twins Jean Robertson and John (Vickie) Robertson and Laura Robertson; step children Gary Thumb Jr., Stacy Thumb, Tracy Thumb and Marty Thumb; many step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; many dear nieces, nephews and their families.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mary, son Jeremiah Raine Crowe, siblings Burton Robertson Sr., Delia Robertson, Julie Robertson, Marty Paul Robertson, and Roberta Smith, grandparents Charles and Grace Lambert, Jerry and Mabel Robertson and many other beloved family.

Casket Bearers will be Matthew Robertson, Marcus Robertson, Burton James "BJ" Robertson, Nicholas Touche, Gary "Woody" Smith and Steffan Smith. Honorary Bearers will be Roger Cavanaugh, Mark Robertson, Tim Demarce, Les Otto, John Robertson and special niece, Rena Bruno.


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