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Elisa Dora Mason

August 21, 1960 ~ April 6, 2019 (age 58)

Elisa Dora (Whipple) Mason of Minneapolis, was born on August 21,1960 in Cass Lake, MN to Anna Mae (Whipple) Burnette and Dave White.  She began her spiritual journey on April 6, 2019 at her home in Minneapolis. 

Elisa loved spending time with her family and friends.  She enjoyed attending Pow-wows and many other cultural events.  She loved her children and grandchildren more than anything and she will be missed dearly. 

Elisa is survived by her children; Casey Anderson (Tony), Mary Anderson (Ray), and RJ Anderson (Kerry). 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, her sister’s; Doreen, Michelle, Rhonda, Renee and Tara Burnette, stepdad; Ron Burnette, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family that Elisa joins again are her parents, maternal grandmother; Dorothy Whipple, daughter; Rebecca Anderson and grandson Tyrese Anderson. 

A wake for Elisa will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday April 10, 2019 at The Division of Indian Works in Minneapolis.  A second wake will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday April 11, 2019 and continue until her traditional service at 10:00 a.m., Friday April 12th, 2019 all being held at the Bena Community Center, Bena, Minnesota.  Waa-maajaa’iwed, Steve Jackson.  Pallbearers for Elisa will be Roland "RJ" Anderson Jr., Roland Anderson Sr., Bruce Anderson, Robert Anderson, Jerome Anderson, and Miles Anderson. Honorary pallbearers are her many friends and family.  Interment will be in the Lakeside Cemetery at Bena Minnesota.

Elisa’s care has been entrusted to the Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, Minnesota.  Online condolences may be left for the family at


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