Dalila Marie Raisch, “Manidoo Ikwe” which means “Spirit Woman”, 18 years young, of Redby, Minnesota unexpectedly began her journey to the spirit world on Friday, June 28th, 2019. The daughter of Melissa Kingbird and Gerald Raisch, Sr., she was born on November 4th, 2000 in Bemidji, MN.
Dalila enjoyed being around her family and friends, especially Derick; whom she cared about a lot. On hot summer days she loved to go swimming and during the winter she enjoyed going to the Thief River Falls waterpark. Dalila really loved her fur babies, especially Thorne. She loved it when her family would get together on holidays and birthdays, but her favorite were birthdays. She went all out for her brothers and sisters. Dalila’s favorite food was her Grandma Bevy’s Indian tacos.
When Dalila received her first payment, she bought her two trucks that she named Baby Boy and Inzo. She was very proud of them and you could tell, she was always cleaning them. Dalila enjoyed shopping to buy makeup and getting her nails done. She always said that her “nails were the shit”. She loved going on rides and blasting her music.
Dalila worked at the Red Lake Fisheries and was very honest to her work. On the weekend was when her kind of party started. She took pleasure in smoking her loud bud. Dalila was always very respectful to everyone and everything; especially her grandparents and her elders and when it came to helping others, she would give her last dollar if you needed it.
When all is said and done, Dalila loved her social media, you could always find her on Facebook looking at memes. Snapchat was her favorite thing to do, she was always updating her stories and sharing silly videos.
Family that welcome Dalila to the spirit world are her fur baby; Thorne, grandfather; Mussy Day, great grandma; Marie Kingbird, great grandpa; Gerald White, aunties; Shari Raisch and Delores Neadeau, uncles; David Raisch and Mitchell Kingbird, cousins; Monica Salas-Raisch, Harley, Karley and Dillon Sayers and numerous other relatives.
She leaves behind her mother; Melissa Kingbird of Redby, her father; Gerald Raisch, Sr. of Cass Lake, sisters; Shyla (Mike) Raisch, Nakiah and Myiah Smith all of Redby, brothers; Gerald Raisch, Jr. of Ponemah, Isaiah and Elijah Smith both of Redby, aunties; Alicia Day, Kimberly Raisch and Arlene Kingbird, uncles; Byron Kingbird, Jr., Berry Kingbird, Sr. and Isaac Raisch, Sr., grandmas; Tina Raisch and Beverly Kingbird, grandpa; Byron Kingbird, Sr., niece; Avia Smith, nephew; DaMarcus Raisch, her special friend; Derrick Spears, Jr. many more family members and too many friends to list.
An overnight wake for Dalila will begin at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 2nd at the Veteran’s Memorial Building in Cass Lake, MN. A second overnight wake will begin at 4:30 p.m., July 3rd and continue until her 10:00 a.m. traditional services on July 4th at the Redby Community Center in Redby, MN. Allen Hardy will be her Spiritual Advisor. Pallbearers for Dalila will be Gerald Raisch, Jr., Isaac Raisch, Barry Kingbird, Sr., Byron Kingbird, Jr., Derick Spears, Jr., Jon Raisch, Blaine White II and Lee Elk Nation. Alternate pallbearers are Justin Barnett and Michael Smith, Jr. Her honorary pallbearers are her Mom Melissa Kingbird, all her brothers and sisters, grandmas Tina Raisch and Beverly Kingbird, aunties Alicia Day, Kimberly Raisch and Arlene Kingbird, cousins Amber, Alexis and Kylee Kingbird and friends Jasmine Grindeland, Lenora Benais, Tyannah Wind, Kristen Kingbird, BrLynn White, Shayla Wind, Jennifer Sayers and LaShawnda Brun. Dalila’s cremated remains will be kept and cherished with her family.
Dalila’s care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.northernpeace.com