Nature 14

Lee Eugene White, Sr.

December 11, 1972 ~ August 2, 2020 (age 47)


Lee Eugene White, Sr., age 47, of Bemidji, Minnesota journeyed to the spirit world on Sunday, August 2nd, 2020 from Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN.  He was born on December 11th, 1972 in St. Paul, MN, the son of Carol Jean (Hart) and Walter Peter White, Jr.

Fighting Spirit once it lays down to let its vessel rest, the spirit looks for the light to set on its journey.  He fought to stay alive for a week before his spirit rose to set on his journey to look for the light.  3 days and 3 nights the fire burns to guide his spirit.  If that fire does not burn for 3 days and 3 nights, the spirit gets lost.  As we sit and mourn, as the spirit moves on, at least we can feel the blood and heat of his heart.  In our minds are happy memories and sad memories, but his memories will be with us and our loved ones always, as we will never forget the love and support of one big native.  We will always love our culture because we are the first people that roamed this planet.  Aho!  Miigwech for the love that you gave.

Family that welcomes Lee to the spirit world are his parents, Carol and Walter White, Jr.; his brothers, Kenny and Walter White III; sister, Valencia White and his stepdad Jimmy Dorr.

He leaves behind his children, Lee White, Jr., Ileesiah and Laurelei Ryan; his brother, Vincent White; sister, Dora White; nieces, Nikki Goose and Valynncia White; nephews, Kenneth Clark, Sr., Joseph White, Cody White, Dorian and Devry Bismarck and many other relatives and all his friends.

Wake services for Lee will begin at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 5th and continue until his 10:00 a.m. traditional service on Friday, August 7th all to be held at the Veteran’s Memorial Building in Cass Lake, MN.  Waa-maajaa’iwed will be Steve Jackson.  Pallbearers for Lee will be Jason Strong, Kenny Clark, Sr., Cody White, Joseph Deleon, Larry “Boy” Hart and Clayton Bellanger.  His honorary pallbearers are Sophie Bissionette and all his family and friends.  Interment will be in Prince of Peace Cemetery at Cass Lake, MN following his Friday services.

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

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August 5, 2020

4:00 PM
Veterans Memorial Building, Chippewa

Traditional American Indian Service
August 7, 2020

10:00 AM
Veterans Memorial Building, Chippewa

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