Jolene Annette Goose, “Waaseyiigad asini ikwe” which means “Shining Stone Woman”, 47, of Cass Lake, Minnesota began her spiritual journey on April 19, 2018 from the Cass Lake IHS Hospital in Cass Lake, MN. Jolene was born on January 27, 1971 in Cass Lake, the daughter of Joseph and Rosetta “Marlene” (White) Smith.
Jolene grew up and attended school in the Cass Lake Area. When she was a little girl and into her teen years, she traveled all over the United States and Canada with her mom and dad (Johnny) to pow-wows. Jolene loved little children. She didn’t have children of her own, but she was a very loving auntie to all her nieces and nephews and loved them like they were hers. Jolene spent a lot of time on her phone, enjoyed going to the casino to play Keno, which was her favorite, and was very talented at making birch bark crafts. We will miss you deeply.
Family waiting to welcome Jolene to the spirit world are her father; Joseph Goose, step-father; Johnny Smith, grandparents; Mary and Clarence White and Rose and Paul Goose, nieces; Marlene and Julie Weyaus and nephew; Aaron Caillier.
She leaves behind her mother; Marlene Smith of Cass Lake, sisters; Corinne Goose and Andrea Lyons both of Cass Lake, brother; Tim Goose of Wilkinson, auntie; Clarice White, nieces; Shauncie Hanson, Jamie Weyaus, Kendra and Sandra Goose, nephews; Myron Iron Lightening, Jr., Elias, Simon, Travis and Quanah Goose, James, Julian and Walter Weyaus, Jr., three great nieces; Jada, Jade and Sage Jackson, many cousins and a lot of friends.
A wake for Jolene will begin at 6:00 p.m., Monday, April 23rd and continue until her traditional service at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 25th all being held at the Veteran’s Memorial Building in Cass Lake, MN. Nathan and Tony Jenkins will be her Spiritual Advisors. Pallbearers for Jolene will be Steven Richardson, Elias Ryan Goose, Stewart Gale, John Smith, Jr., Adrian White, Myron Iron Lightening, Jr. and Eli Raisch. Her honorary pallbearers are Jen Chosa, Stacy Sweeney, Annie Ortley, LeeAnn Roy, Laurie Raisch, Dawn Staples and Berta M. A private family inurnment will be in Ryan’s Village Cemetery at Bena, MN at a later date.
Jolene’s care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.northernpeace.com