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Cassandra Rae Rice

November 19, 1984 ~ May 31, 2020 (age 35)


Cassandra “Cassy” Rae Rice, age 35, of Walker, Minnesota began her journey to the spirit world on Sunday, May 31st, 2020 from the Onigum Community Center in Onigum, MN. 

Cassy was born on November 19, 1984 in Minneapolis, MN to Kristine Rice and Lawrence Waube.  Cassy grew up in Onigum, attended and graduated the Salutatorian of her class from the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School in 2004.  She was an outgoing woman who loved being in big groups of friends and family.  Cassy loved having family cookouts and movie nights.  She was very humorous and enjoyed doing fun things like swimming, going to powwows and beading.  Casey was an excellent basketball player, she liked playing volleyball and participated in Golden Glove Boxing.  She enjoyed her music, dancing and loved dressing up and putting her “girlfriends” on to take pictures.  She always tried to make the best out of everything.  She was loved by all who knew her.

Family that welcome Cassandra to the spirit world are her grandma, Vaughn Lee (Murray) Rice and grandpa, Kenneth C. Rice, Sr.

She leaves behind her parents, Kristine Rice of Walker and Lawrence Waube of Black River Falls, WI; children, Jalen, Kionna and Amira; brothers, Adrian Rice, Theodore Butcher and Beaumont Waube-Whitegill; sisters, Naomi (Cole Demo) Rice, Marissa Rice, Miranda (Aylssa Pilger) Rice and Ayianna Waube; special aunt, Patricia Tanner; special nephew, LeLand Demo, many aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family.

An overnight wake for Cassandra will begin at 7:00 p.m., Friday, June 5th, 2020 at the Onigum Community Center in Onigum, MN.  Cassandra will then travel to the Nay-Tah-Waush Sports Complex in Nay-Tah-Waush, MN for her 1:00 p.m. traditional Native American service on Saturday, June 6th which will be led by her Spiritual Advisor Melvin Goodman.  Pallbearers for Cassandra will be Joseph Lumbar, Daniel Lumbar, Sr., Cole Demo, Charles Rice, Michael Rice and Tyler Butcher.  Alternate pallbearer is Harry Hill.  Her honorary pallbearers are Sondra Femat, Tahsheena Smith, Damien Thompson, Amber Johnson and all her family.  Interment will be in the St. Anne’s Catholic Cemetery at Nay-Tah-Waush, MN.

Cassandra’s care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN.  Online condolences for the family may left at www.northernpeace.com

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June 5, 2020

7:00 PM
Onigum Community Center
Onigum Road
Onigum , Minnesota 56484

Traditional American Indian Service
June 6, 2020

1:00 PM
White Earth Community Complex - Nay-Tah-Waush Sports Complex
2531 310th Avenue
Nay-Tah-Waush, MN 56566

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