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John A. Littlewind

         John Allen Littlewind “Ta Tanka Maza” (Iron Buffalo), 23, was born on May 24th, 1986  at Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake and entered the Spirit World on Friday, March 5th, 2010, at Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake.   Funeral services will be Saturday, March 13th, 2010, 10:00 AM at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Fort Totten with Fr. Charles Leute O.P. officiating.  Burial will be later in the spring on May 8, 2010, 11:00 AM, St. Jerome’s Catholic Cemetery, rural Crow Hill. A Wake will be held Friday at the Crow Hill Recreation Center with a Rosary and Scripture Service at 8:00 PM. Music will be from Tony & Vina McDonald, Carol Greywater, the Dakota Express Drum Group and all other drum groups are invited. 

     The Procession to the Recreation Center will leave Friday at 4:00 PM from his mother’s home at Crow Hill. 

     Active pallbearers will be:  Alfred Littlewind,  Son (Little George) Littlewind,  Louie DuBois,  Robert Cavanaugh, III,  Darren Demarce,  Uncle AJ Littlewind,  Darren Littlewind,  Phillip LaBlanc,  Whalen (Bud) Shaw.  Honorary bearers:  Renita & Bud Shaw,  Mitch Paulson,  Duane Mudgett,  Shawn Charboneau,  Jeanie Charboneau,  Connie Charboneau,  Carolyn & Kermit WalkingEagle,  Martina & William Kazena,  Devonne Robertson,  Brian Pearson,  Becky TwoHearts,  DJ & Emma Thumb,  Michelle Twohearts,  Kasey Thomas,  Kayla Thumb,  Mitch Keo,  Connie & Ronnie McKay,  Peggy Cavanaugh,  Dean & Sonta Dauphinais,  Melchior Mudgett,  Terry Dunn,  Duane & Robin Smith and family,  Deanna Hanson,  Kevin Dauphinais,  Corey Ploium,  Jeremy Ploium,  Kenneth Ploium,  Penny & Bruce WalkingEagle,  Parker Mudgett,  Nevada Littlewind,  Doug Yankton,  Monte Fassett,  Bill Longie,  Mark Riggles,  Jeremy Graywater,  Rustin “Coogie” Hunt,  Kyle Redfox,  Tyson Redfox,  Ronald & Johanna Hunt,  Jacob Weiker,  Greg Green, John Thomas,  Rock & Sunny Dauphinais,  Dustin Dauphinais,  Tiffany Foss,  Joann McDonald,  Mitch LaRoque,  Kenneth & Flo Dunn,  Leandre Thomas,  Darika Thomas,  Rudy Cavanaugh,  Rock Baer.  Tribal Social Services,  Dulin Longie,  Gary Owlboy,  Kalum WalkingEagle,  Lorna WalkingEagle,   Duran Jenson,  Jarris Snell,  Shane Eback,  Jaydean Alberts,  CJ WalkingEagle,  Derrick Greybear,  Justin Yankton,  Shelly Luger,  Joey Thumb,  Robert Green,  Tony & Vina McDonald,  Mary & Tammy Hill,  Anderson family,  Neil Graywater,  John Waantan,  Autumn Rainbow,  Rani (Princess) Howard and  Adriane Shaw.  Please excuse us if we have forgotten anyone. 

     John Allen Littlewind was born May 24th, 1986, in Devils Lake, the son of Lavina Littlewind and adopted father,  Jamie Gene Jetty.  He attended school at the Oberon Public School through the 8th grade, 9th grade at Sheyenne Public School and 10th grade at Minnewaukan Public School.  John had worked at the Spirit Lake Casino,  Sioux Manufacturing and Spirit Lake Refuse Control.

     John was very active in basketball and little league fast pitch baseball until the age of 16 and then played softball.   He enjoyed cards, dice and playing horseshoes.  John liked riding horses and breaking wild horses for local ranchers.

     John is survived by his mother:  Lavina  Littlewind of Crow Hill;  adopted father:  Jamie Gene Jetty of Grand Forks;  a sister and brother:  Johanna DuBois and Duane L. Littlewind all of Crow Hill, rural Fort Totten;  special friends:  Darcie Lohnes,  Alesia Shaw and Louis Kyle DuBois;  special niece and nephews:  Lynsanna Avis DuBois,  Marques Littlewind and Zander Cavanaugh;  special cousins:  Arlis Littlewind,  Kaylene Littlewind,  Lionel Littlewind,  Austin Littlewind,  Camey DuBois, Cyril Littlewind,  Latoya & Sarah Demarce  and Bruce Littlewind;  godmother:  Hopsty DuBois;   godfather:  Chris Greywater;  special grandpa:  Conellius Kirk;  aunties:  Delphine Cavanaugh,  Hopsty (Louie) DuBois,  Carmen (Sunny) White,  Onna Littlewind,  Germaine (Darren) Demarce,  Mary (Jay) Robertson, Violet (Burton) Robertson,  Audrey Greywater,  Grace (Darrell) Thumb;  uncles:  Ambrose Littlewind, Jr.,  Calvin D. Dunn,  Clayton DuBois, Sr., Joseph TwoHearts;  grandmothers:  Violet DuBois of Devils Lake and Herminia Belgarde of St. Michael, ND;  grandfather:  Francis Owlboy,  Sr. of St. Michael, ND; many more grandparents, uncles, aunts, relatives and friends.

     John was preceded in death by his sisters:  Lindsey M. Littlewind,  Avis M. DuBois,  Leeann K. Jetty;  grandparents:  Ambrose & Theresa (Alex) Littlewind, Sr.,  cousins:  Aaron W. (Littlewind) Dunn,  Mitchell Littlewind,  Jarvis Cavanaugh,  nephew:  Antoine Littlewind;  nieces:  Kaylynn Littlewind,  Terese (Demarce) Slaughter;  grandfather:  Edwin DuBois;  uncles:  Edwin DuBois, Jr.  and Dale DuBois.



You will be missed, you are thoughts and prayers go out to the family..xoxoxox         Dara Thumb

Love and Miss You John-John. My Prayers are with you while you make your journey home. xoxoxox  Prayers are also with all the family of John.        Gwendolyn LeNoir

To John's family,      I was so sorry to hear about John's death.  I was his 3/4 grade teacher in Oberon.  I remember what a nice boy he was, always well-behaved and always doing his work.  You have my deepest sympathy.        Marlys Throlson

Our thoughts & prayers to the family of John-John. We are very sorry to hear that John passed when he did. He was still so young with a lot of life left to live. Again, we are sorry. We will be thinking & praying for John & his family.           Lisa Fox & Family

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