Lila Mae Robinson, “Chi-Mah-Quah” which means “Big Bear”, age 63, of Cass Lake, MN passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2019 with her loving family by her side. Lila was born on January 7, 1956 in Cass Lake, the daughter of James, Sr. and Vina (Bongo) Allen.
Lila grew up in the Minneapolis area and moved to Cass Lake and graduated from Cass Lake High School. She attended cosmetology school in Minneapolis and moved back to work in the Cass Lake area. Lila worked for the Leech Lake Band in the areas of Human Services, Elderly Nutrition, and Housing before her retirement. Following her retirement, she was a stay at home care giver to her husband, children and grandchildren. Lila was an avid baker and cook. She loved cheering on the Vikings and the Twins next to her husband Mutt. She enjoyed traveling and loved going to pow-wows as well as, sewing, making regalia, beading, and spending time with her family. Lila really loved her sister get-a-way weekends.
She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. Our family and community have lost a wonderful soul that can never be replaced and will always be loved and dearly missed.
The family that Lila joins again are her parents, James and Vina; her husband, Mutt; and her brothers, Gary and Rodney .
Those she leaves behind to cherish her memory are her children, Angela, Aaron, Ashley, Andrew and Anthony; sisters, Gloria, Margaret, Betsy, and Aileen; brothers, James and Michael; 19 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren; and numerous other family members and friends.
A wake for Lila will begin at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, November 3, 2019 and will continue until the 11:00 a.m. service on Tuesday, November 5, all held at the Veteran’s Memorial building in Cass Lake. Father Bill Butcher will officiate. Pallbearers helping to lay Lila to rest are, Romondo Papasodora, Blaine Reich, Jerome Johnson, Jonathan Johnson, Tyler Larsen and Gary Allen. Alternate pallbearers are James D. Allen and Michael Allen. Honorary pallbearers are Marcy Roy, Sharon Roy, Marilyn Roy, Jennie Reyes, Rose Robinson, Cindy Kingbird, Terri Goggleye, Kelly Geiger, Sue Robinson, Pat Broker, Dawn Premo, Teresa Wagner and Yvonne Armstrong. Interment will be held in the Pine Gove Cemetery in Cass Lake following the service on Tuesday.
Lila’s care has been entrusted to the Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be given at www.northernpeace.com
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