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Ronald Joseph Staples, Sr.

May 23, 1961 ~ January 13, 2019 (age 57)


Ronald Joseph Staples, Sr., age 57, of the Bear Clan and Cass Lake, Minnesota journeyed to the spirit world on Sunday, January 13, 2019.  Ron was the son of Edna Marie (Sayers) and LeRoy Staples, Sr.  He was born in Minneapolis, MN on May 23, 1961.

Ronald was a hard working man that loved to be surrounded by his family.  He loved to play men’s league pool and enjoy the company of his close friends.  Ronald gave 23 years of his life to Leech Lake Gaming as an IT Tech.  He loved his children and grandchildren greatly.  Ronald was known for his out of this world sense of humor and his outgoing personality.  He was loved by many and will be missed by all.

Ron is welcomed to the spirit world by his father; LeRoy Staples, Sr., granddaughter; Maliyah Rose Jackson and many other relatives.

He leaves behind his sons; Ronald (Virginia) Staples, Jr. of Cass Lake, Andrew Staples of Cass Lake, Kevin (Nicole) Jackson of Inger, Shawn (Amanda) Staples, Sr. of Bemidji, Joshua LaDuke of Cass Lake and Nicholas (Maiingan) Staples of Cass Lake, brothers; LeRoy and Leon Staples, sisters; Carol Lee, Donna “Jeanie” and Mona Staples and Arlene (Rick ) Haaland, 12 grandchildren; Rylea, Raynie, Baby Ron, Kennedy, Leondre, Lenny, Kane, Davon, Shawn Jr., Everett, Ezekiel and Oliver, auntie; Caroline Hulett, numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

A wake for Ron will begin at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 17th and continue until his 11:00 a.m. traditional service on Saturday, January 19th all being held at the Veteran’s Memorial Building in Cass Lake, MN.  Allen Hardy will be his Spiritual Advisor.  Pallbearers for Ron will be his sons, Ronald Staples, Jr., Andrew Staples, Kevin Jackson, Shawn Staples, Sr., Joshua LaDuke and Nicholas Staples.  Alternate pallbearer is LeRoy Staples, Jr.  His honorary pallbearers are all his family.  Inurnment will be in the Fairbanks Family Burial Grounds at a later date.

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

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January 17, 2019

7:00 PM
Veterans Memorial Building
Cass Lake
Cass Lake, Minnesota 56633

Traditional American Indian Service
January 19, 2019

11:00 AM
Veterans Memorial Building
Cass Lake
Cass Lake, Minnesota 56633

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