Walking on as listed in the June 2017 NFIC Issue

ARIZONA, St. Michaels – Funeral services for VIRGIL OTTO WYACO JR., 69, of St. Michaels were held May 10, 2017 at the St. Michaels Mission Church.  Interment followed in St. Michaels.  Virgil was born Aug. 11, 1947, in Fort Defiance, into the Naakai dine’e (Mexican Clan), born for Naasht’ezhi dine’e (Zuni Clan).  Virgil passed away May 6, 2017, in Mesa, AZ. Virgil is survived by his wife, LaVerne Wyaco; sons, Virgil Wyaco III, Tyrone Lantana, Everest Wyaco, and Leander Lantana; daughters, Eartha Wyaco, Crystal Wyaco-Little, and Janelle Lantana; mother, Ella Rose Perry; brothers, Michael Notah and Anthony Perry; sisters, Marlene Perry, Pamela Moore, Candy Cypert, and Kathy Ncliffer; and nine grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his father, Virgil Wyaco Sr.; and brother, Donald Wyaco. Virgil received a bachelor’s degree in comparative politics with a minor in economics.  He worked with the Navajo Nation government for 30-plus years in various capacities, mainly in upper management. (Navajo Times, May 11, 2017)

ARIZONA, Ganado – Funeral services for PHILLIP BLUEHOUSE, 82, of Ganado, AZ., were held May 20, 2017 at the Ganado Presbyterian Church in Ganado.  Interment followed at the Tolani family plot.  Phillip was born Dec. 5, 1935, in Ganado, into the To’ahani (Near the Water Clan), born for Tsenjikini (Honey Combed Rock People Clan).  Phillip passed away May 17, 2017, in Farmington. Phillip is survived by his wife, Eleanor Bluehouse; sons, Orrin and Olin  Bluehouse; brothers, James Bluehouse, Walt Jones, and Abe Jones; sisters, Anna Clairmont, Pat Morgan, and Alta Jones; and four grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Sr. and Mary Ann Jones; and daughter, Orpha Bluehouse. Phillip was a school educator and administrator at Ganado and Chinle and a board member at Ganado School District.  He was also a cattle rancher and rodeo administrator and original founder of Ralph Johnson Memorial Rodeo in Ganado. (Navajo Times, May 25, 2017)

ARIZONA, Ganado – Funeral services for MARCELLO LEE, 55, of Ganado, AZ., were held May 24, at the Ganado Presbyterian Church.  Interment followed in Cornfields, AZ.  Marcello was born May 6, 1962, in Ganado, into the Kinlichii’nii (Red House Clan), born for Tsenjikini (Honey Combed Rock People Clan).  Marcello passed away May 18, 2017, in Flagstaff. Marcello is survived by his wife, Barbara Begay-Lee; sons, Marcellus, Manuuel, Myron, and Matthew Lee; daughters, Talonah and Talia Lee; parents, Mabel T. and Lee Pino; brother, Tom C. Toadecheenie; sisters, Amy Johnson, Freda Jinnity, and Sharon Toadecheenie; and 13 grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his son, Joel Lee; father, Walter B. Lee; and grandparents, Louise and Benny Toadecheenie.
Marcello attended Mountain State Welding School in Phoenix.  He was employed with Sequel TST as a substance abuse counselor. (Navajo Times, May 25, 2017)

ARIZONA, Camp Verde – Graveside services for MOSES MANYBEADS NAKAI, 75, of Rimrock, AZ., were held May 14, 2017, at the Middle Verde Cemetery in Camp Verde, AZ.  Moses was born Aug. 1, 1941, in Dinnebito, AZ., into the Naakai dine’e (Mexican Clan), born for Tl’izi lani (Many goats Clan).  Moses passed away May 12, 2017, at home in Rimrock. Moses is survived by his wife, Barbara B. Nakai; daughters, Anisa B.E. Nakai (Johan Olsson) and Jenny S. Nakai; parents, Mary B. and Hosteen Manybeads; brother, Kee John Manybeads; and sisters, Bessie M. Begay and Rose M. Zilth. Moses received certificates in welding, building trades, and plumbing. (Navajo Times, May 25, 2017)

MINNESOTA, White Earth – A Mass of Christian Burial for ANNIE LAURIE HULL BEMENT, 93, of Fosston was held June 6, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Beaulieu.  Annie passed away May 31, 2017 in Lengby.  Annie was born Dec. 27, 1923, to Lee and Elvina (LaDoux) Chilton in Mahnomen.
Annie is survived by her children, Marilyn (Bill) Buxchette, Judith (Rick) O’Malley, Gary Hull, LuAnn (Don) Parker, and Valerie (Donald) Radtke; 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, Wayne Chilton; sister, Betty Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Vincent Hull and Benedict Bement II; 12 siblings; daughters, Melinda and Kathleen; and a granddaughter, Cary.
Annie worked in California for American Airlines as a “Rosie the Riveter”.  She was an organist at St. Joseph’s in Beaulieu.  She was member of the Bejou Auxiliary, St. Joseph’s Christian Mothers, and an Oblate of the Crookston Diocese. (Anishinaabeg Today, June 7, 2017)

NEW MEXICO, Albuquerque – Funeral services for BRUCE A. WOOD, 42, were held May 13, 2017 at the Alameda Mortuary in Albuquerque.  Burial followed in To’hajiilee, N.M.  Bruce was born Nov. 7, 1974, in Albuquerque, into the Tachii’nii (Red Running Into the Water People Clan), born for Ts’ah yisk’idnii (Sage Brush Hill Clan).  Bruce passed away May 5, 2017, in Shiprock. Bruce is survived by his sons, Brandon, Bruce Jr., Julian, Ryan and Thomas Wood; daughters, Alyssaia, and Sabrina; mother, Hazel Wood; and brother, Nathaniel Jake.  He is preceded in death by his father, Arthur Wood; stepfather, Herman Sandoval; and sisters, Valerie Secatero and Chelsea Charlie. Bruce was employed as a silversmith. (Navajo Times, May 11, 2017)

NEW MEXICO, Gallup – Funeral services for ARIZONA, St. Michaels – Funeral services for VIRGIL OTTO WYACO JR., 69, of St. Michaels were held May 10, 2017 at the St. Michaels Mission Church.  Interment followed in St. Michaels.  Virgil was born Aug. 11, 1947, in Fort Defiance, into the Naakai dine’e (Mexican Clan), born for Naasht’ezhi dine’e (Zuni Clan).  Virgil passed away May 6, 2017, in Mesa, AZ. Virgil is survived by his wife, LaVerne Wyaco; sons, Virgil Wyaco III, Tyrone Lantana, Everest Wyaco, and Leander Lantana; daughters, Eartha Wyaco, Crystal Wyaco-Little, and Janelle Lantana; mother, Ella Rose Perry; brothers, Michael Notah and Anthony Perry; sisters, Marlene Perry, Pamela Moore, Candy Cypert, and Kathy Ncliffer; and nine grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his father, Virgil Wyaco Sr.; and brother, Donald Wyaco. Virgil received a bachelor’s degree in comparative politics with a minor in economics.  He worked with the Navajo Nation government for 30-plus years in various capacities, mainly in upper management. (Navajo Times, May 11, 2017)

ARIZONA, Ganado – Funeral services for PHILLIP BLUEHOUSE, 82, of Ganado, AZ., were held May 20, 2017 at the Ganado Presbyterian Church in Ganado.  Interment followed at the Tolani family plot.  Phillip was born Dec. 5, 1935, in Ganado, into the To’ahani (Near the Water Clan), born for Tsenjikini (Honey Combed Rock People Clan).  Phillip passed away May 17, 2017, in Farmington. Phillip is survived by his wife, Eleanor Bluehouse; sons, Orrin and Olin Bluehouse; brothers, James Bluehouse, Walt Jones, and Abe Jones; sisters, Anna Clairmont, Pat Morgan, and Alta Jones; and four grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Sr. and Mary Ann Jones; and daughter, Orpha Bluehouse. Phillip was a school educator and administrator at Ganado and Chinle and a board member at Ganado School District.  He was also a cattle rancher and rodeo administrator and original founder of Ralph Johnson Memorial Rodeo in Ganado. (Navajo Times, May 25, 2017)

ARIZONA, Ganado – Funeral services for MARCELLO LEE, 55, of Ganado, AZ., were held May 24, at the Ganado Presbyterian Church.  Interment followed in Cornfields, AZ.  Marcello was born May 6, 1962, in Ganado, into the Kinlichii’nii (Red House Clan), born for Tsenjikini (Honey Combed Rock People Clan).  Marcello passed away May 18, 2017, in Flagstaff. Marcello is survived by his wife, Barbara Begay-Lee; sons, Marcellus, Manuuel, Myron, and Matthew Lee; daughters, Talonah and Talia Lee; parents, Mabel T. and Lee Pino; brother, Tom C. Toadecheenie; sisters, Amy Johnson, Freda Jinnity, and Sharon Toadecheenie; and 13 grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his son, Joel Lee; father, Walter B. Lee; and grandparents, Louise and Benny Toadecheenie.
Marcello attended Mountain State Welding School in Phoenix.  He was employed with Sequel TST as a substance abuse counselor. (Navajo Times, May 25, 2017)

ARIZONA, Camp Verde – Graveside services for MOSES MANYBEADS NAKAI, 75, of Rimrock, AZ., were held May 14, 2017, at the Middle Verde Cemetery in Camp Verde, AZ.  Moses was born Aug. 1, 1941, in Dinnebito, AZ., into the Naakai dine’e (Mexican Clan), born for Tl’izi lani (Many goats Clan).  Moses passed away May 12, 2017, at home in Rimrock. Moses is survived by his wife, Barbara B. Nakai; daughters, Anisa B.E. Nakai (Johan Olsson) and Jenny S. Nakai; parents, Mary B. and Hosteen Manybeads; brother, Kee John Manybeads; and sisters, Bessie M. Begay and Rose M. Zilth.
Moses received certificates in welding, building trades, and plumbing. (Navajo Times, May 25, 2017)

MINNESOTA, White Earth – A Mass of Christian Burial for ANNIE LAURIE HULL BEMENT, 93, of Fosston was held June 6, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Beaulieu.  Annie passed away May 31, 2017 in Lengby.  Annie was born Dec. 27, 1923, to Lee and Elvina (LaDoux) Chilton in Mahnomen.
Annie is survived by her children, Marilyn (Bill) Buxchette, Judith (Rick) O’Malley, Gary Hull, LuAnn (Don) Parker, and Valerie (Donald) Radtke; 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, Wayne Chilton; sister, Betty Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Vincent Hull and Benedict Bement II; 12 siblings; daughters, Melinda and Kathleen; and a granddaughter, Cary.
Annie worked in California for American Airlines as a “Rosie the Riveter”.  She was an organist at St. Joseph’s in Beaulieu.  She was member of the Bejou Auxiliary, St. Joseph’s Christian Mothers, and an Oblate of the Crookston Diocese. (Anishinaabeg Today, June 7, 2017)

NEW MEXICO, Gallup – Funeral services for STEPHANITA NELSON, 39, were held May 12, 2017 at the Rollie Palm Chapel in Gallup.  Burial followed at the Gallup City Cemetery.  Stephanita was born Dec.  7, 1977, in Gallup, into the Nihoobaa nii (Gray Streaked-Ends Clan), born for Kinyaa’aanii (Towering House Clan).  Her nali is Tl’aashchi’i (Red Bottom People); chei is Tabaaha (Water’s Edge).  Stephanita passed away May 7, 2017, in Albuquerque. Stephanita is survived by her parents, Roy and Dorothy Nelson; and grandfather, John Nelson.  She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Bill and Mary Ann Martin; grandmother, Betty Nelson; and sister, Rosanna Nelson.  (Navajo Times, May 11, 2017)

NEW MEXICO, Rehoboth – Funeral services for ADAH G. PABLO, 93, were held May 11, 2017 at the Rehoboth Christian Reformed Church in Rehoboth, N.M.  Burial followed at the Rehoboth cemetery.  Adah was born Sept. 19, 1923, in Rough Rock, AZ., into the Ashiihi (Salt People Clan), born for Tl’aashchi’i (Red Bottom People Clan).  Adah passed away May 7, 2017, in Gallup. Adah is survived by her sons, Frankie, Virgil, Michael, and Tyrone Pablo; daughters, Vicky Hand, Melvina McCabe, Cheryl Harrison, and Terri Tom.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Pablo; and son, Arthur Pablo.
Adah worked as a dormitory matron at Fort Wingate Elementary School for 35 years. (Navajo Times, May 11, 2017)

NEW MEXICO, Prewitt – Funeral services for NINA GARCIA, 91, were held May 16, 2017, at the Blue Mountain Mission Church in Prewitt, N.M.  Interment followed at the Baca Cemetery.  Nina was born Apr. 20, 1926, in Prewitt, into the Kiyaa’aanii (Towering House Clan), born for Naakai dine’e (Mexican Clan).  Nina passed away May 9, 2017, in Gallup. Nina is survived by Raymond Garcia and Randy Garcia. Nina became a cook at Borrego Pass School and herded sheep her entire life. (Navajo Times, May 18, 2017)

NEW MEXICO, Borrego Pass – Funeral services for DOROTHY CHAVEZ TOLTH, 89, were held May 23, 2017, at the Navajo Christian Church in Borrego Pass, N.M..  Interment followed at the family plot in Borrego Pass.  Dorothy was born July 27, 1927, in Standing Rock, N.M., into the Bit’ahnii (Folding arms Clan), born for Naakai dine’e (Mexican Clan).  Dorothy passed away May 17, 2017 at home in Borrego Pass. Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Marie Tapaha, Margaret Tolth, Jane Begay, Lucy Day, and Bernice Tolth; sons, George, Jimmie, Amos, Larry, Leonard, and Raymond Tolth; and 49 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. (Navajo Times, May 25, 2017)

NEW MEXICO, Gallup – Funeral services for STANLEY HALEY, 74, were held May 25, 2017 at Rollie Mortuary in Gallup.  Burial followed at the Haley family plot in Manuelito, N.M.  Stanley was born June 14, 1942, in Manuelito, into the Naakai dine’e (Mexican Clan), born for Tsi’naajinii (Black Streak Wood People Clan).  His nali is Haltsooi (Meadow People); chei is Dziltl’ahnii (Mountain Cove).  Stanley passed away May 20, 2017 in Crystal, N.M. Stanley is survived by his wife, Victoria Haley; son, Dino Haley; daughters, Melissa , Melinda, Bonnie Haley, and Dana Haley-Arviso; and 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Stanley attended the Relocation Program for Welding Program. (Navajo Times, May 25, 2017)

NEW MEXICO, Cuba – Funeral services for CECILIA J. TOLEDO, 57, of Torreon, N.M., were held May 22, 2017 at the Cuba Baptist Church in Cuba, N.M.  Interment followed at the Cuba cemetery.  Cecilia was born into the Kinlichii’nii (Red House Clan), born for Naakai dine’e (Mexican Clan).  Cecilia passed away May 16, 2017 in Rio Rancho, N.M. Cecilia is survived by her daughters, Renata, Nishia, and Earlicia Toledo; parents, Phillip E. Toledo and Pauline M. Castillo Mace; sisters, Sandra Kay Toledo and Rebecca Mace Sandoval; grandparents, Annie and Permanuel Castillo; and three grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her brother, Nelvis B. Mace. (Navajo Times, May 25, 2017)

NEW MEXICO, Crownpoint – Funeral services for JOHNSON JAYE LARGO, 87, were held May 24, 2017 at the Crownpoint Christian Reformed Church.  Interment followed at the Crownpoint cemetery.  Johnson was born Nov. 3, 1925, in Standing Rock, N.M., into the Bit’ahnii (Folded Arms Clan), born for Jemez Puebol.  His nali is Bit’ahnii.  Johnson passed away May 19, 2017, at the McKinley Center in Gallup. Johnson is survived by his daughter, Charlotte Saunders; son, Ivan Largo; brothers, Ronald and Tony Largo; and eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Maxine Begay Largo and Juan Diego Chinanna; brother, Raymond Largo; sister, Alice Largo Davis; sons, Al “Sonny” Montes and Arnold Largo; daughters, Dorcus Largo and Charlene Largo; and grandson, Jesse Kyle Saunders. Johnson received an associate degree from the University of New Mexico.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army and was ranked sergeant of 82nd Airborne.  He worked as a carpenter, substance abuse counselor, and for Kerr McGee Mine. (Navajo Times, May 25, 2017)

NEW MEXICO, Mescalero - A. PAUL ORTEGA, former Mescalero Apache president, passed away May 17, 2017 in Albuquerque.  A memorial service was held May 26, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Apache Mission in Mescalero.  He was born August 26, 1937 in Mescalero, NM. His parents were Toney Ortega and Ruth Marden. He is survived by his wife, Kay Ortega; sister Delores Ortega Perez; children including Mike Ortega, Christopher Ortega, Sandra Ortega, Sara White Eagle, Katrina Ortega, Gabe Ortega and Tobin Ortega; and 18 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Ortega was vice president and stepped into the role of president in 1998, when long-time tribal leader Wendell Chino died. Besides holding the two top positions in the tribe, he is remembered as a Mescalero medicine man, tribal council member, elder, mentor and musician.  Paul attended the University of Chicago, where he received a certificate for architecture engineering and was known around the world as a musician who paved the way for many Native American Performing Artists. A pioneer in the Native American music industry, A. Paul Ortega recorded two solo albums, “Two Worlds” and “Three Worlds.” He also recorded an album, “Loving Ways,” with Native American recording artist, Joanne Shenandoah. He was an Ambassador for the Inn of the Mountain Gods also worked with and later served as an advisor with Indian Health Services in the Traditional Cultural Advocacy Program.

WISCONSIN, Hayward - MICHAEL D. TAYLOR, Miskogiizhig, “Red Sky”, 61, of LCO, passed away, May 17, 2017.  Tribal Funeral Rites were held May 21, 2017 at Pineview Funeral Service in Hayward.   Burial followed at Round Lake Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by LCO AMVETS Post #1998.  Michael was born July 4, 1955 in Chicago, IL, to Donald Taylor and Evelyn Isham.  Michael is survived by his son, Marcus Taylor; daughter, Kelly (Donny) Nayquonabe, Michelle (Josh) Taylor, Melanie (Kevin) Antonio; brothers, Gary Taylor, Larry (Jody) Taylor; sisters, Muriel (Jay) Shirriff, Becky Taylor and Sirella (Ferguson) Ford; grandchildren, Matthew, Markailyn and Sophia.  He is preceded in death by his parents. He enlisted into the U.S. Army in 1975, serving two tours of duty. In 1985 Mike attended school at S.I.P.I  in Albuquerque, NM.  He was known as “Mike on the Bike”, by everyone, young and elderly. He inspired the young with his active lifestyle, leading by example.  Mike knew he had a higher purpose in life and lived a different life than most people. A man of few material possessions and words but he always followed his heart. He was a simple man who touched many people by the traditions he lived by – love, respect, humility, strength, courage, truth, wisdom and living true to his self.

WISCONSIN, Hayward - ELLEN L. GORDON, Ningaabii’anongookwe, “West Wind Woman”, 59, of LCO, passed away, May 27, 2017 in Forest, WI.  Tribal Funeral Rites were May 31, 2017 at Pineview Funeral Service, Hayward, Wisconsin.  Burial followed in Historyland Cemetery.  Sue-Ellen La’ren was born September 29, 1957 in Chicago, IL, to  Arnulfo and Maryellen (Baker) Zamora.  Ellen is survived by her significant other, Jeff Anderson; children, Maryellen “Mel” (Ray Vallem) Gordon, JayColette Herald-Gordon, Jason Morrow; step-daughter, Brittany Anderson; mother; sisters, Eunice Zamora, Denise (Ernest Sr.) King, Karen Donahoe, Emily Bracklin; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  She is preceded in death by her father; sons, Charlie and Martin; grandmother, Ellen Smith Paulserud; great grandmother, Maggie Smith; uncles, Charlie, Pat, Rick and Alvin Baker; niece, Colleen-Diónne. Sue-Ellen resided in Lac Courte Oreilles and received her associates degree at LCO Community College.  She loved animals and taking in stray dogs and cats.

WISCONSIN, Hayward - TROY J. HART, Bine-madwe’ige, 49, of Phillips, passed away, June 5, 2017.  Tribal Funeral Rites were held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 9, 2017 at Pineview Funeral Service.  Burial will be in Signor Cemetery.  Troy was born Jan. 4, 1968 in Minneapolis, MN, to Joseph and Mary (Butler) Hart.  He is survived by his significant other, Sherilyn Jones and her son; brothers, Dan Hart Sr. and Tod (Ann) Hart; nephews, Ryan and Daniel Hart Jr.; many cousins.  Troy was preceded in death by his parents. Troy enjoyed hunting, fishing and being in the woods. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and his elders. Troy had a very good spirit.

WISCONSIN, Milwaukee - NANCY OESTREICH LURIE, PhD anthropologist, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, only child of Carl and Rayline (nee Danielson) Oestreich; passed away peacefully on May 13, 2017. She received her BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1945), graduated with an MA in anthropology from the University of Chicago (1947) and PhD in anthropology from Northwestern University (1952). There she met her husband, historian Edward Lurie in 1951. Lurie taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the University of Michigan, and the University of Aarhus, Denmark as a visiting scholar with a Fulbright-Hays Lectureship in Anthropology. She served as expert witness for more than half a dozen American Indian tribes in cases before the US Indian Claims Commission. From 1972 until her retirement in 1993 Lurie was the North American Indian curator and department head of anthropology at the Milwaukee Public Museum, and continued to serve as a volunteer until 2015. Museums were her passion and under her tenure the anthropology staff doubled and major permanent exhibits installed, culminating in A Tribute to Survival, the acclaimed introductory section for the Museum’s American Indian exhibition hall. Lurie was known for her research and publications on American Indian history and culture including contemporary adaptations. Her specific research areas included the Ho-Chunk (aka Winnebago), the Dogrib (Tlicho; located in Canadian sub-arctic) with whom she shared fieldwork with best friend June Helm (AAA president 1985–1987), and intertribal urban American Indian groups. Other publications addressed action anthropology as a resource in community self-help efforts. This she learned from mentor Sol Tax (another Milwaukee native) in Chicago—Lurie was Tax’s assistant in developing the landmark 1961 American Indian Chicago Conference.

Lurie’s book Wisconsin Indians (1969) is a standard, Mountain Wolf Woman, Sister of Crashing Thunder (1961) is widely used and has been translated into several languages, and her co-edited The American Indian Today (1968) was a breakthrough publication. Despising theory jargon, Lurie wrote clear vernacular prose and sought always to teach anthropology’s appreciation of cultural diversity. Lurie was active in professional anthropological organizations, including a term as president of the AAA, 1983–1985. In 2006, she was deeply honored to receive the AAA Franz Boas Award for exemplary service to anthropology. Lurie will be missed by hundreds, if not thousands, of people around the world whose lives were impacted by her teachings, writings, and very presence for the past 93 years. A celebration of Nancy Lurie’s life was held on July 19, in the Tribute to Survival exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum.

WISCONSIN, Oneida – Memorial services for RICHARD D. PERO, 66, of Oneida were held May 15, 2017 at the Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano, WI.  Richard passed away May 10, 2017 in Green Bay.  Richard was born Mar. 13, 1951 in Milwaukee WI., to Francis “Frisco” Pero and Dorothy (Doxtator) Keating. Richard is survived by his daughters, Heather and Stacy Pero, and Rhianne Blum; five grandchildren, Glen, Delsin, Justin, Ella and David; his father; sisters, Carla (William) Bauer and Darla (David) Klemmensen; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  He is preceded in death by his mother; wife, Kathy; and brother, Lamar. Richard was an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. (Kalihwisaks, May 18, 2017)

WISCONSIN, Shawano – Funeral services for ROCHELLE MARIE CROWE, 74, were held May 16, 2107 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Keshena.  Burial followed in the St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.  Rochelle passed away May 13, 2017 in Shawano.  Rochelle was born Dec. 11, 1942 in Neopit to Edison and Almeda (Duquaine) Crowe. Rochelle is survived by her children, Janet Crowe, Junior Wynos, Toni Wynos, Almeda Cerezo, Lorrie Calderon, Donald Skenandore, Rochelle Skenandore, Connie Skenandore, and Bruce Skenandore; siblings, Shelby, Butch, Max, Sanders, Bouncer and Connie; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.  She is preceded in death by her children, Joseph and Donna and parents. (Kalihwisaks, May 18, 2017)

WISCONSIN, Oneida – Funeral services for GARY L. SCHUYLER JR., 51, of Oneida were held May 11, 2017 at Blaney Funeral Home.  Gary passed away May 7, 2017.  Gary was born July 12, 1965 in Chicago, IL.   Gary is survived by his spouse, Melanie Schuyler; children, Samantha and Andrew; grandchildren, Madison and Auden; parents, Dolly and Rueben Campbell, Gary and Cindy Schuyler, Sr.; siblings, Ken (Kelly), Laura (Georger Soto-Colon), Charise (Clyde Jacobs), James (Jenny Vendela); and nieces and nephews, Danielle, Sydney, Damian, Dayton, Yaralyn, Yisella, TyAnne, KiAnna, Quinxi, Quailen, Kaitlin, and Lyndsay. Gary worked at Georgia-Pacific. (Kalihwisaks, May 18, 2017)

WISCONSIN, Oneida – Visitation and a Prayer Service for THOMAS J. SKENANDORE, 47, of Oneida were held May 12, 2017.  Thomas passed away May 7, 2017.  Thomas was born July 2, 1969 to Lawrence “Larry” and Bonita “Bonnie” (Thompson) Skenandore in California. Thomas is survived by his father; step-mother, Mary; niece Katie; nephews, C.J. and Levi; and other extended family.  He is preceded in death by his mother; and sister, Elizabeth. Thomas graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in biochemistry.  He did contract work for the Oneida and Potawatomi Nations in an effort to improve their language education programs. (Kalihwisaks, May 18, 2017)

WISCONSIN, Green Bay – Visitation for SEAN JOSEPH METOXEN, 27, was held May 8, 2017 at Ryan Funeral Home and the Oneida Hymn Singers performed.  Funeral services were held May 9, 2017 at Church of the Holy Apostles.  Burial followed at the Sacred Burial Grounds and the Oneida Hymn Singers sang.  Sean passed away May 4, 2017.  Sean was born Dec. 17, 1989 to Edward Sr. and Tammy Metoxen in Illinois.
Sean is survived by his parents; siblings, Edward Jr. (Ana) Metoxen and Tyler Metoxen; his girlfriend Dala and her boys, Maverick and Carter, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Sean graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh and was a member of the Oneida Tribal Police Department. (Kalihwisaks, May 18, 2017)

WISCONSIN, Oneida – DEWAIN DAVID DANFORTH, Tehawelake “Of Two Winds”, of the Oneida Nations passed away May 3, 2017.  Dewain was born Feb. 13, 1974 to Linda and Redmon Danforth Sr.  
     Dewain is survived by his wife, Apache Bright Star; children, Autumn (Quran), Tia (Savaughn), Yokalasha, Muneca, Isabella, and Joseph “JoJo”; grandson, Akelies; granddaughter, Octavia; mother; brother, Redmon Jr.; sister-in-law, Katsi and their children, Courtney, Yelih, Laiyah, Redmon III, Shako and Nova Rae; sister, Sheena (Edward) and her children, Audrina, Daniel, and De Angelo; step-mother, Maria Danforth; great niece and nephew, Alana and Steven; grandfurs, Snowball, Rex, and Skipper; mother-in-law, Marj Stevens; father-in-law, Fernando (Shirley) Rodriguez; brothers-in-law, Steve (Cher) and Kelly (Shelly) Stevens; sister-in-law, Toni (Doug) House, Michelle (Tehassi) Hill; brothers-in-law, Claudio and Nicolas Rodriguez; sister-in-law, Sara Rodriguez; great aunts, Lillian King and Lois Powless; aunts, Mary (Francis) Jimenez, Janice (Ron) Hollar, Diana (Candido) Hernandez, and Judy (David) Nicholas; uncles, Danny (Annette), Alfred (Gail), Bruce (Mercie) and Robert (Debra) Danforth, Dave, (Karen) Gleason; many cousins, extended family, and friends.  Dewain is preceded in death by his father; grandparents, Albert Dewain and Margaret Danforth, and David and Myrtle Gleason; grandmother, Maria Hinton; uncles, Simon Danforth, Bruce Gleason, and Tom Gleason; aunt, LaVonne; cousin, Troy Jr. “TJ”.
Dewain continued to learn his language, his traditions and appreciated the support and respect he received within the Oneida longhouse and the Native American Church. (Kalihwisaks, May 18, 2017)

WISCONSIN, Oneida – Visitation and funeral services for EVAN JACK MELOTTE, 2 months, were held May 26, 2017 at Newcomer Funeral Home, Green Bay, WI.  Interment private at Allouez Catholic Cemetery.  Evan was born Mar. 8, 2017 to Trevor  Melotte and Sheila Hiedeman.
Evan is survived by his parents; brothers, Johny and Emmit; grandparents, Darla and Steve Webster and Johnny and Deanna Melotte and Cathleen; great-grandparents; great-great-grandparents; aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family and friends.  He is preceded in death by grandfather, John Hiedeman, and numerous grandparents, great grandparents, and relatives. (Kalihwisaks, June 1, 2017)

WISCONSIN, Sturgeon Bay – Visitation and funeral services for MARY I. (METOXEN) JOHN,70, were held May 26, 2017 at Prasser-Kleczka Funeral Home.  Private inurnment.  Mary was born July 30, 1946 in Sturgeon Bay, WI.
Mary is survived by children, John, Jim (Missy), Paula, Leslie (Kelly), Marcia (Erik), and Betsy (Kevin); siblings, Evelyn (Robert), Audrey (Floyd), Merlin (Jane), John (Shirley), Alfred (Patsy), Laura (Dennis) and Robert (Roxanne); 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.  She is preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Inez; granddaughter, Ashley Torres; 4 brothers and 1 sister; her significant other, Alex and her parents, George and Mary Metoxen. (Kalihwisaks, June 1, 2017)

WISCONSIN, Crandon – Funeral services for STEPHAN DANIELS “Ka Ke Ya Ske – Everlasting Light”, 64 were held May 8, 2017 at the Potwatomi Cultural Center.  Burial followed.  Stephan passed away May 4, 2017 at home.  Stephan was born Sept. 28, 1952 in Keshena, WI., to Ned and Josephine (Johnson) Daniels.  
Stephan is survived by his wife, Addie D. Robinette; daughters, Stephanie Daniels Barea, Charlene Daniels, Charlotte Daniels; sisters, Lola Haskins, Michelle Daniels; brothers, Robert Ned , Joseph and Matthew Daniels; 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Herbert Ned Daniels. (Potawatomi Traveling Times, May 15, 2017)

WISCONSIN, Hayward – Funeral services for IONE A. WHITE, Gaybayosakwe, 92, of LCO, were held June 4, 2017 at Pineview Funeral Service in Hayward. Burial followed at Whitefish Cemetery. Ione passed away May 30, 2017 at Waters Edge Care Center in Hayward.  Ione Agnes was born November 14, 1924 in Whitefish, WI, to William and Ida (Grover) Quaderer.
She is survived by her children, Iva Rasmusson (Gregory), Julie Snow, Anne White, James White Sr. and Matthew White; 13 grandchildren, several great and great great grandchildren.   Ione was preceded in death by her parents; husband Bert Sr.; sons, David and Bert Jr.; daughter, Lorraine Nickence; granddaughters, Victoria Potack, Madison Quagon, Tiffany Bunker; brother, William Quaderer Sr.; sisters, Lorraine Bercier, Wilma Kelly and Irene Jacobs.
Ione she moved to Chicago where she worked at Sears and Roebuck and then Bureau of Indian Affairs. After leaving Chicago, Ione worked and retired from the LCO Schools. , 39, were held May 12, 2017 at the Rollie Palm Chapel in Gallup.  Burial followed at the Gallup City Cemetery.  Stephanita was born Dec.  7, 1977, in Gallup, into the Nihoobaa nii (Gray Streaked-Ends Clan), born for Kinyaa’aanii (Towering House Clan).  Her nali is Tl’aashchi’i (Red Bottom People); chei is Tabaaha (Water’s Edge).  Stephanita passed away May 7, 2017, in Albuquerque.
Stephanita is survived by her parents, Roy and Dorothy Nelson; and grandfather, John Nelson.  She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Bill and Mary Ann Martin; grandmother, Betty Nelson; and sister, Rosanna Nelson.  (Navajo Times, May 11, 2017)

NEW MEXICO, Rehoboth – Funeral services for ADAH G. PABLO, 93, were held May 11, 2017 at the Rehoboth Christian Reformed Church in Rehoboth, N.M.  Burial followed at the Rehoboth cemetery.  Adah was born Sept. 19, 1923, in Rough Rock, AZ., into the Ashiihi (Salt People Clan), born for Tl’aashchi’i (Red Bottom People Clan).  Adah passed away May 7, 2017, in Gallup.
Adah is survived by her sons, Frankie, Virgil, Michael, and Tyrone Pablo; daughters, Vicky Hand, Melvina McCabe, Cheryl Harrison, and Terri Tom.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Pablo; and son, Arthur Pablo.
Adah worked as a dormitory matron at Fort Wingate Elementary School for 35 years. (Navajo Times, May 11, 2017)

NEW MEXICO, Prewitt – Funeral services for NINA GARCIA, 91, were held May 16, 2017, at the Blue Mountain Mission Church in Prewitt, N.M.  Interment followed at the Baca Cemetery.  Nina was born Apr. 20, 1926, in Prewitt, into the Kiyaa’aanii (Towering House Clan), born for Naakai dine’e (Mexican Clan).  Nina passed away May 9, 2017, in Gallup.
Nina is survived by Raymond Garcia and Randy Garcia.
Nina became a cook at Borrego Pass School and herded sheep her entire life. (Navajo Times, May 18, 2017)

NEW MEXICO, Borrego Pass – Funeral services for DOROTHY CHAVEZ TOLTH, 89, were held May 23, 2017, at the Navajo Christian Church in Borrego Pass, N.M..  Interment followed at the family plot in Borrego Pass.  Dorothy was born July 27, 1927, in Standing Rock, N.M., into the Bit’ahnii (Folding arms Clan), born for Naakai dine’e (Mexican Clan).  Dorothy passed away May 17, 2017 at home in Borrego Pass.
Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Marie Tapaha, Margaret Tolth, Jane Begay, Lucy Day, and Bernice Tolth; sons, George, Jimmie, Amos, Larry, Leonard, and Raymond Tolth; and 49 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. ((Navajo Times, May 25, 2017)

NEW MEXICO, Gallup – Funeral services for STANLEY HALEY, 74, were held May 25, 2017 at Rollie Mortuary in Gallup.  Burial followed at the Haley family plot in Manuelito, N.M.  Stanley was born June 14, 1942, in Manuelito, into the Naakai dine’e (Mexican Clan), born for Tsi’naajinii (Black Streak Wood People Clan).  His nali is Haltsooi (Meadow People); chei is Dziltl’ahnii (Mountain Cove).  Stanley passed away May 20, 2017 in Crystal, N.M.
Stanley is survived by his wife, Victoria Haley; son, Dino Haley; daughters, Melissa , Melinda, Bonnie Haley, and Dana Haley-Arviso; and 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Stanley attended the Relocation Program for Welding Program. (Navajo Times, May 25, 2017)

NEW MEXICO, Cuba – Funeral services for CECILIA J. TOLEDO, 57, of Torreon, N.M., were held May 22, 2017 at the Cuba Baptist Church in Cuba, N.M.  Interment followed at the Cuba cemetery.  Cecilia was born into the Kinlichii’nii (Red House Clan), born for Naakai dine’e (Mexican Clan).  Cecilia passed away May 16, 2017 in Rio Rancho, N.M.
Cecilia is survived by her daughters, Renata, Nishia, and Earlicia Toledo; parents, Phillip E. Toledo and Pauline M. Castillo Mace; sisters, Sandra Kay Toledo and Rebecca Mace Sandoval; grandparents, Annie and Permanuel Castillo; and three grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her brother, Nelvis B. Mace. (Navajo Times, May 25, 2017)

NEW MEXICO, Crownpoint – Funeral services for JOHNSON JAYE LARGO, 87, were held May 24, 2017 at the Crownpoint Christian Reformed Church.  Interment followed at the Crownpoint cemetery.  Johnson was born Nov. 3, 1925, in Standing Rock, N.M., into the Bit’ahnii (Folded Arms Clan), born for Jemez Puebol.  His nali is Bit’ahnii.  Johnson passed away May 19, 2017, at the McKinley Center in Gallup.
Johnson is survived by his daughter, Charlotte Saunders; son, Ivan Largo; brothers, Ronald and Tony Largo; and eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Maxine Begay Largo and Juan Diego Chinanna; brother, Raymond Largo; sister, Alice Largo Davis; sons, Al “Sonny” Montes and Arnold Largo; daughters, Dorcus Largo and Charlene Largo; and grandson, Jesse Kyle Saunders.
Johnson received an associate degree from the University of New Mexico.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army and was ranked sergeant of 82nd Airborne.  He worked as a carpenter, substance abuse counselor, and for Kerr McGee Mine. (Navajo Times, May 25, 2017)

NEW MEXICO, Mescalero - A. PAUL ORTEGA, former Mescalero Apache president, passed away May 17, 2017 in Albuquerque.  A memorial service was held May 26, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Apache Mission in Mescalero.  He was born August 26, 1937 in Mescalero, NM. His parents were Toney Ortega and Ruth Marden.
He is survived by his wife, Kay Ortega; sister Delores Ortega Perez; children including Mike Ortega, Christopher Ortega, Sandra Ortega, Sara White Eagle, Katrina Ortega, Gabe Ortega and Tobin Ortega; and 18 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Ortega was vice president and stepped into the role of president in 1998, when long-time tribal leader Wendell Chino died. Besides holding the two top positions in the tribe, he is remembered as a Mescalero medicine man, tribal council member, elder, mentor and musician.  Paul attended the University of Chicago, where he received a certificate for architecture engineering and was known around the world as a musician who paved the way for many Native American Performing Artists. A pioneer in the Native American music industry, A. Paul Ortega recorded two solo albums, “Two Worlds” and “Three Worlds.” He also recorded an album, “Loving Ways,” with Native American recording artist, Joanne Shenandoah. He was an Ambassador for the Inn of the Mountain Gods also worked with and later served as an advisor with Indian Health Services in the Traditional Cultural Advocacy Program.

WISCONSIN, Hayward - MICHAEL D. TAYLOR, Miskogiizhig, “Red Sky”, 61, of LCO, passed away, May 17, 2017.  Tribal Funeral Rites were held May 21, 2017 at Pineview Funeral Service in Hayward.   Burial followed at Round Lake Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by LCO AMVETS Post #1998.  Michael was born July 4, 1955 in Chicago, IL, to Donald Taylor and Evelyn Isham.
Michael is survived by his son, Marcus Taylor; daughter, Kelly (Donny) Nayquonabe, Michelle (Josh) Taylor, Melanie (Kevin) Antonio; brothers, Gary Taylor, Larry (Jody) Taylor; sisters, Muriel (Jay) Shirriff, Becky Taylor and Sirella (Ferguson) Ford; grandchildren, Matthew, Markailyn and Sophia.  He is preceded in death by his parents.
He enlisted into the U.S. Army in 1975, serving two tours of duty. In 1985 Mike attended school at S.I.P.I  in Albuquerque, NM.  He was known as “Mike on the Bike”, by everyone, young and elderly. He inspired the young with his active lifestyle, leading by example.  Mike knew he had a higher purpose in life and lived a different life than most people. A man of few material possessions and words but he always followed his heart. He was a simple man who touched many people by the traditions he lived by – love, respect, humility, strength, courage, truth, wisdom and living true to his self.

WISCONSIN, Hayward - ELLEN L. GORDON, Ningaabii’anongookwe, “West Wind Woman”, 59, of LCO, passed away, May 27, 2017 in Forest, WI.  Tribal Funeral Rites were May 31, 2017 at Pineview Funeral Service, Hayward, Wisconsin.  Burial followed in Historyland Cemetery.  Sue-Ellen La’ren was born September 29, 1957 in Chicago, IL, to  Arnulfo and Maryellen (Baker) Zamora.
Ellen is survived by her significant other, Jeff Anderson; children, Maryellen “Mel” (Ray Vallem) Gordon, JayColette Herald-Gordon, Jason Morrow; step-daughter, Brittany Anderson; mother; sisters, Eunice Zamora, Denise (Ernest Sr.) King, Karen Donahoe, Emily Bracklin; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  She is preceded in death by her father; sons, Charlie and Martin; grandmother, Ellen Smith Paulserud; great grandmother, Maggie Smith; uncles, Charlie, Pat, Rick and Alvin Baker; niece, Colleen-Diónne.
Sue-Ellen resided in Lac Courte Oreilles and received her associates degree at LCO Community College.  She loved animals and taking in stray dogs and cats.

WISCONSIN, Hayward - TROY J. HART, Bine-madwe’ige, 49, of Phillips, passed away, June 5, 2017.  Tribal Funeral Rites were held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 9, 2017 at Pineview Funeral Service.  Burial will be in Signor Cemetery.  Troy was born Jan. 4, 1968 in Minneapolis, MN, to Joseph and Mary (Butler) Hart.
He is survived by his significant other, Sherilyn Jones and her son; brothers, Dan Hart Sr. and Tod (Ann) Hart; nephews, Ryan and Daniel Hart Jr.; many cousins.  Troy was preceded in death by his parents.
Troy enjoyed hunting, fishing and being in the woods. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and his elders. Troy had a very good spirit.

WISCONSIN, Milwaukee - NANCY OESTREICH LURIE, PhD anthropologist, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, only child of Carl and Rayline (nee Danielson) Oestreich; passed away peacefully on May 13, 2017. She received her BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1945), graduated with an MA in anthropology from the University of Chicago (1947) and PhD in anthropology from Northwestern University (1952). There she met her husband, historian Edward Lurie in 1951. Lurie taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the University of Michigan, and the University of Aarhus, Denmark as a visiting scholar with a Fulbright-Hays Lectureship in Anthropology. She served as expert witness for more than half a dozen American Indian tribes in cases before the US Indian Claims Commission.
From 1972 until her retirement in 1993 Lurie was the North American Indian curator and department head of anthropology at the Milwaukee Public Museum, and continued to serve as a volunteer until 2015. Museums were her passion and under her tenure the anthropology staff doubled and major permanent exhibits installed, culminating in A Tribute to Survival, the acclaimed introductory section for the Museum’s American Indian exhibition hall.
Lurie was known for her research and publications on American Indian history and culture including contemporary adaptations. Her specific research areas included the Ho-Chunk (aka Winnebago), the Dogrib (Tlicho; located in Canadian sub-arctic) with whom she shared fieldwork with best friend June Helm (AAA president 1985–1987), and intertribal urban American Indian groups. Other publications addressed action anthropology as a resource in community self-help efforts. This she learned from mentor Sol Tax (another Milwaukee native) in Chicago—Lurie was Tax’s assistant in developing the landmark 1961 American Indian Chicago Conference.
Lurie’s book Wisconsin Indians (1969) is a standard, Mountain Wolf Woman, Sister of Crashing Thunder (1961) is widely used and has been translated into several languages, and her co-edited The American Indian Today (1968) was a breakthrough publication. Despising theory jargon, Lurie wrote clear vernacular prose and sought always to teach anthropology’s appreciation of cultural diversity.
Lurie was active in professional anthropological organizations, including a term as president of the AAA, 1983–1985. In 2006, she was deeply honored to receive the AAA Franz Boas Award for exemplary service to anthropology.
Lurie will be missed by hundreds, if not thousands, of people around the world whose lives were impacted by her teachings, writings, and very presence for the past 93 years.
A celebration of Nancy Lurie’s life was held on July 19, in the Tribute to Survival exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum.

WISCONSIN, Oneida – Memorial services for RICHARD D. PERO, 66, of Oneida were held May 15, 2017 at the Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano, WI.  Richard passed away May 10, 2017 in Green Bay.  Richard was born Mar. 13, 1951 in Milwaukee WI., to Francis “Frisco” Pero and Dorothy (Doxtator) Keating.
     Richard is survived by his daughters, Heather and Stacy Pero, and Rhianne Blum; five grandchildren, Glen, Delsin, Justin, Ella and David; his father; sisters, Carla (William) Bauer and Darla (David) Klemmensen; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  He is preceded in death by his mother; wife, Kathy; and brother, Lamar.
     Richard was an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. (Kalihwisaks, May 18, 2017)

WISCONSIN, Shawano – Funeral services for ROCHELLE MARIE CROWE, 74, were held May 16, 2107 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Keshena.  Burial followed in the St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.  Rochelle passed away May 13, 2017 in Shawano.  Rochelle was born Dec. 11, 1942 in Neopit to Edison and Almeda (Duquaine) Crowe.
Rochelle is survived by her children, Janet Crowe, Junior Wynos, Toni Wynos, Almeda Cerezo, Lorrie Calderon, Donald Skenandore, Rochelle Skenandore, Connie Skenandore, and Bruce Skenandore; siblings, Shelby, Butch, Max, Sanders, Bouncer and Connie; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.  She is preceded in death by her children, Joseph and Donna and parents. (Kalihwisaks, May 18, 2017)

WISCONSIN, Oneida – Funeral services for GARY L. SCHUYLER JR., 51, of Oneida were held May 11, 2017 at Blaney Funeral Home.  Gary passed away May 7, 2017.  Gary was born July 12, 1965 in Chicago, IL.  
Gary is survived by his spouse, Melanie Schuyler; children, Samantha and Andrew; grandchildren, Madison and Auden; parents, Dolly and Rueben Campbell, Gary and Cindy Schuyler, Sr.; siblings, Ken (Kelly), Laura (Georger Soto-Colon), Charise (Clyde Jacobs), James (Jenny Vendela); and nieces and nephews, Danielle, Sydney, Damian, Dayton, Yaralyn, Yisella, TyAnne, KiAnna, Quinxi, Quailen, Kaitlin, and Lyndsay.
Gary worked at Georgia-Pacific. (Kalihwisaks, May 18, 2017)

WISCONSIN, Oneida – Visitation and a Prayer Service for THOMAS J. SKENANDORE, 47, of Oneida were held May 12, 2017.  Thomas passed away May 7, 2017.  Thomas was born July 2, 1969 to Lawrence “Larry” and Bonita “Bonnie” (Thompson) Skenandore in California.
Thomas is survived by his father; step-mother, Mary; niece Katie; nephews, C.J. and Levi; and other extended family.  He is preceded in death by his mother; and sister, Elizabeth.
Thomas graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in biochemistry.  He did contract work for the Oneida and Potawatomi Nations in an effort to improve their language education programs. (Kalihwisaks, May 18, 2017)

WISCONSIN, Green Bay – Visitation for SEAN JOSEPH METOXEN, 27, was held May 8, 2017 at Ryan Funeral Home and the Oneida Hymn Singers performed.  Funeral services were held May 9, 2017 at Church of the Holy Apostles.  Burial followed at the Sacred Burial Grounds and the Oneida Hymn Singers sang.  Sean passed away May 4, 2017.  Sean was born Dec. 17, 1989 to Edward Sr. and Tammy Metoxen in Illinois.
Sean is survived by his parents; siblings, Edward Jr. (Ana) Metoxen and Tyler Metoxen; his girlfriend Dala and her boys, Maverick and Carter, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Sean graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh and was a member of the Oneida Tribal Police Department. (Kalihwisaks, May 18, 2017)

WISCONSIN, Oneida – DEWAIN DAVID DANFORTH, Tehawelake “Of Two Winds”, of the Oneida Nations passed away May 3, 2017.  Dewain was born Feb. 13, 1974 to Linda and Redmon Danforth Sr.  
     Dewain is survived by his wife, Apache Bright Star; children, Autumn (Quran), Tia (Savaughn), Yokalasha, Muneca, Isabella, and Joseph “JoJo”; grandson, Akelies; granddaughter, Octavia; mother; brother, Redmon Jr.; sister-in-law, Katsi and their children, Courtney, Yelih, Laiyah, Redmon III, Shako and Nova Rae; sister, Sheena (Edward) and her children, Audrina, Daniel, and De Angelo; step-mother, Maria Danforth; great niece and nephew, Alana and Steven; grandfurs, Snowball, Rex, and Skipper; mother-in-law, Marj Stevens; father-in-law, Fernando (Shirley) Rodriguez; brothers-in-law, Steve (Cher) and Kelly (Shelly) Stevens; sister-in-law, Toni (Doug) House, Michelle (Tehassi) Hill; brothers-in-law, Claudio and Nicolas Rodriguez; sister-in-law, Sara Rodriguez; great aunts, Lillian King and Lois Powless; aunts, Mary (Francis) Jimenez, Janice (Ron) Hollar, Diana (Candido) Hernandez, and Judy (David) Nicholas; uncles, Danny (Annette), Alfred (Gail), Bruce (Mercie) and Robert (Debra) Danforth, Dave, (Karen) Gleason; many cousins, extended family, and friends.  Dewain is preceded in death by his father; grandparents, Albert Dewain and Margaret Danforth, and David and Myrtle Gleason; grandmother, Maria Hinton; uncles, Simon Danforth, Bruce Gleason, and Tom Gleason; aunt, LaVonne; cousin, Troy Jr. “TJ”.
Dewain continued to learn his language, his traditions and appreciated the support and respect he received within the Oneida longhouse and the Native American Church. (Kalihwisaks, May 18, 2017)

WISCONSIN, Oneida – Visitation and funeral services for EVAN JACK MELOTTE, 2 months, were held May 26, 2017 at Newcomer Funeral Home, Green Bay, WI.  Interment private at Allouez Catholic Cemetery.  Evan was born Mar. 8, 2017 to Trevor  Melotte and Sheila Hiedeman.
Evan is survived by his parents; brothers, Johny and Emmit; grandparents, Darla and Steve Webster and Johnny and Deanna Melotte and Cathleen; great-grandparents; great-great-grandparents; aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family and friends.  He is preceded in death by grandfather, John Hiedeman, and numerous grandparents, great grandparents, and relatives. (Kalihwisaks, June 1, 2017)

WISCONSIN, Sturgeon Bay – Visitation and funeral services for MARY I. (METOXEN) JOHN,70, were held May 26, 2017 at Prasser-Kleczka Funeral Home.  Private inurnment.  Mary was born July 30, 1946 in Sturgeon Bay, WI.
Mary is survived by children, John, Jim (Missy), Paula, Leslie (Kelly), Marcia (Erik), and Betsy (Kevin); siblings, Evelyn (Robert), Audrey (Floyd), Merlin (Jane), John (Shirley), Alfred (Patsy), Laura (Dennis) and Robert (Roxanne); 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.  She is preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Inez; granddaughter, Ashley Torres; 4 brothers and 1 sister; her significant other, Alex and her parents, George and Mary Metoxen. (Kalihwisaks, June 1, 2017)

WISCONSIN, Crandon – Funeral services for STEPHAN DANIELS “Ka Ke Ya Ske – Everlasting Light”, 64 were held May 8, 2017 at the Potwatomi Cultural Center.  Burial followed.  Stephan passed away May 4, 2017 at home.  Stephan was born Sept. 28, 1952 in Keshena, WI., to Ned and Josephine (Johnson) Daniels.  
Stephan is survived by his wife, Addie D. Robinette; daughters, Stephanie Daniels Barea, Charlene Daniels, Charlotte Daniels; sisters, Lola Haskins, Michelle Daniels; brothers, Robert Ned , Joseph and Matthew Daniels; 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Herbert Ned Daniels. (Potawatomi Traveling Times, May 15, 2017)

WISCONSIN, Hayward – Funeral services for IONE A. WHITE, Gaybayosakwe, 92, of LCO, were held June 4, 2017 at Pineview Funeral Service in Hayward. Burial followed at Whitefish Cemetery. Ione passed away May 30, 2017 at Waters Edge Care Center in Hayward.  Ione Agnes was born November 14, 1924 in Whitefish, WI, to William and Ida (Grover) Quaderer.
She is survived by her children, Iva Rasmusson (Gregory), Julie Snow, Anne White, James White Sr. and Matthew White; 13 grandchildren, several great and great great grandchildren.   Ione was preceded in death by her parents; husband Bert Sr.; sons, David and Bert Jr.; daughter, Lorraine Nickence; granddaughters, Victoria Potack, Madison Quagon, Tiffany Bunker; brother, William Quaderer Sr.; sisters, Lorraine Bercier, Wilma Kelly and Irene Jacobs.
Ione she moved to Chicago where she worked at Sears and Roebuck and then Bureau of Indian Affairs. After leaving Chicago, Ione worked and retired from the LCO Schools.

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