Floral 09

Lisa Marie (Kingbird) French

May 14, 1977 ~ August 16, 2019 (age 42)


Lisa Marie (Kingbird) French, age 42, of Ponemah, Minnesota journeyed to the spirit world on Friday, August 16th, 2019 from the Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, MN.  She was born in Red Lake, MN on May 14th, 1977 to Ella (Cloud) and Wallace Kingbird, Sr.

In life, Lisa was a gentle soul.  She took every opportunity she had to spend time with her family and friends.  She was a very proud grandma and cherished the time she got to be with her granddaughter, Ella.  Lisa enjoyed gambling and going on long trips.  She especially liked taking hunting and fishing trips.  Lisa loved to make her outside bread and eating it with salt pork.  We love you and will miss you.

Family that Lisa is reunited with are her parents, Ella and Wallace Kingbird, Sr.; brothers, Gary, Wallace Jr. and Loren Kingbird, Sr.; auntie, Helma Erle and her grandparents.

She will be missed by her husband, Darren French, Sr. of Ponemah, daughter, Crystal Kingbird of Ponemah; sons, Darren French, Jr. of Ponemah and Christopher Kingbird of Warroad; brothers, Merlin (Shannon) Kingbird and Norman Kingbird both of Ponemah, granddaughter, Ella Jayde French; uncle, Myron Kingbird, Sr., niece, Lana Whitefeather; nephews, Kyle French, Loren Kingbird, Jr. and Wallace Kingbird III, other relatives and many friends.

Wake services for Lisa will begin at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 22nd and continue until her 11:00 a.m. traditional service on Saturday, August 24th all being held at the Boys and Girls Club in Ponemah, MN.  Zac Earley will be her Spiritual Advisor.  Helping to lay Lisa to rest will be Darren French, Jr., Christopher Kingbird, Garrett Nelson, TJ Kingbird, Terrance French and Dayton French.  Her honorary pallbearers are all her family and friends.  Interment will be in the Family Burial Grounds at Ponemah, MN immediately following her services.

Lisa’s care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker.  Online condolences for the family my be left at www.northernpeace.com


August 22, 2019

7:00 PM
Ponemah Boys and Girls Club

Ponemah, Minnesota

Traditional American Indian Service
August 24, 2019

11:00 AM
Ponemah Boys and Girls Club

Ponemah, Minnesota

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