Merrick “Son” Wade Moose, “Quay Quay Wah Desi”, 43 years young, of the Bear Clan and Bena, Minnesota began his journey to the spirit world on Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 from the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, North Dakota. He was born in Cass Lake, MN on April 22nd, 1976 to Patricia (Morgan) and Gilbert Moose.
Merrick grew up in Pine City and Bena. He attended the Cass Lake-Bena schools and graduated from high school in 1994. Merrick was fun to be around, and his laugh will forever be remembered. He was a very well-organized man who enjoyed being outdoors as much as he could. He liked attending powwows, ricing and was an amazing cook. Merrick also liked muscle cars and metal music but his favorite thing to do was spending time with his children, joking around and doing whatever they wanted to do. Merrick was a devoted son to his parents, taking care of both of them for the last three months of their lives, before their passing (just one week apart) in November of 2019. His memory will live on in those who knew and loved him.
Family that welcome Merrick are his parents, Patricia and Gilbert Moose; baby, Bezhigo Jarbo; aunties, Karin Morgan, Josephine Skinaway, Bonita Martin, Florence Papenpheus and Delphine Benjamin; uncles, Leonard Moose and Richard “Boy” Martin; grandparents, David and Josephine Morgan and Jack and Mary Moose; great uncle, Harrison Cloud; niece, Sheila Weaver and his good friend, Brian Northbird.
Those he leaves behind to cherish his memory are his children, Kyrell, Merakis and Mikaila Moose and Calvin Whitebird; sisters, Luvette, Maureen, Jacklyn “Jackie” and Corrina Moose; brothers, Darren (Deanna), Darryl and Quinten Moose; his significant other, Sarah Whitebird; aunties, Doreen Morgan and Pauline Moose; special aunt, Dawn Morgan; uncles, Clyde, Kerry and David “Chief” Morgan, numerous other relatives and many friends.
A wake for Merrick will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 9th and continue until his 11:00 a.m. funeral service on Monday, February 10th all to be held at the Dave Morgan Community Center in Bena, MN. Officiating his services will be Lenny Fineday. Pallbearers for Merrick will be Terrance “TJ” Jourdain, Brandon White, Dave Bismarck, Josh-wah Morgan, William “Guy” Martin, Dominick May, Richard “Fudd” Martin and Justin “Gus” Raschke. His honorary pallbearers are Clyde Morgan, Kerry Morgan, Christie Jo Ryan-Conn, Pam Moose-St. John, Kari Fisherman, Amanda Johnson, Steve Richardson and his children Mikaila Moose, Kyrell Moose, Merakis Moose and Calvin Whitebird. Interment will be in the Lakeview Cemetery at Bena, MN following his Monday services.
Merrick’s care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.northernpeace.com
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