Daniel Kingbird, Sr., age 90, “Moosh-ki-nay-aush” which means “Snow Gathering Up Against the Fence By the Wind, Gathering There” of Minneapolis, Minnesota and the Kingfisher Clan began his journey to the spirit world on Monday, November 4th, 2019 from the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. He spent his last moments holding his great, great grandson Dewe' iganag Daniel while being surrounded by loving family.
He was born November 24th, 1928 in Redby, MN to Scott and Delma (Critt) Kingbird. His family moved to the Mission area near Cass Lake in 1940. He married Betty Ann Staples; together they raised four children, three girls and a boy; Cindi, Linda, Patti, and Daniel Jr.
Daniel joined the US Navy in the 1960's sending for his family to join him at each city, every time, coming back to the place he loved and the people he missed at Mission corner, where his mother was always waiting for his return. He loved being surrounded by numerous grandchildren laughing and squealing, always keeping a couple under his wing.
Family that welcome Daniel to the spirit world are his parents, Scott and Delma Kingbird; his siblings, McKinley, Arnold, Sidney, and Loretta; his children, Cynthia Lucille Kingbird, Michael Wayne Kingbird, Daniel Kingbird, Jr., Linda Lucille Kingbird and Barbara Ann Brown.
He leaves behind his daughter, Patti; a sister, Della; and numerous grandchildren.
A wake for Daniel will begin at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 6th and continue until his 11:00 a.m. traditional service on Friday, November 8th all to be held at the Mission Community Center in Cass Lake/Mission, MN. Allen Hardy will be his Spiritual Advisor. Pallbearers for Daniel will be Bernie Brown, Sr., Bernie Brown, Jr., Curtis Brown, Sr., Tyler Butcher, Isaiah Kingbird, Jim Kingbird, Kevin Kingbird, William Kingbird, Jr., Austin Swanholm, Scott Swanholm, Jr. and Shane Swanholm. His honorary pallbearers are Daniel Charnoski, Julian Charnoski, Barney Kingbird, Norman Kingbird, Michael Anthony Kingbird, William Kingbird, Sr., Scott Swanholm, Sr. and Jean Wright. Interment will be in the Mission Cemetery at Cass Lake/Mission, MN
Daniel’s care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.northernpeace.com
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