Jeffrey John Whitebird, age 56, of Remer, Minnesota journeyed to the spirit world on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, North Dakota. He was born on August 23, 1962 to Leota White and Edmund Whitebird.
Jeff was an outdoors man, he loved to hunt, fish and enjoyed outdoor living. He spent many years living and working in Minneapolis. He was a heavy equipment operator in Minneapolis for many years and for Leech Lake Housing after he moved home, a job that he loved. Jeff loved his children and his family so much that he and his children often made trips up north to visit them. He moved back home to Remer to spend more time with his family and to be outdoors in nature. Jeff enjoyed laughing and having a good time with his buddies, going to the casino and watching the Minnesota Vikings and Twins.
Family that Jeff has been reunited with are his parents; Leota and Edmund, daughter; Ashley Whitebird, brothers; Edmund and Kenneth Whitebird, sister; Dorcus Whitebird and several other family members.
He leaves behind his son; Ryan Whitebird of Redwood Falls, MN, brother; Sidney Whitebird, sister; Myrna Whitebird, uncle; Joe White, sister-in-law; Deidre Whitebird, many nieces, nephews and relatives.
An overnight wake for Jeff will begin at 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 19th and continue until his 11:00 a.m. funeral service on Saturday, April 20th all being held at the Battle Point Community Center in Federal Dam, MN. Deacon William Butcher will officiate. Pallbearers for Jeffrey will be Chris White, Ronald Day, Elijah Reyes, Robert Gotchie, Sammy Rodriguez and Richard Bevins. His honorary pallbearers are all his siblings, all his nieces and nephews and his uncle Joe. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date.
Jeffrey’s care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker. Online condolences for Jeffrey may be left at www.northernpeace.com.
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