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Michael Lee Fox

June 8, 1986 ~ August 18, 2023 (age 37) 37 Years Old


Michael Lee Fox (Waagoosh) of the Mukwa Clan, age 37, began his journey to the spirit world on August 18th, 2023. Waagoosh is the son of Brenda Rice (Ken) and Matt Hunt (Ruth). He was born on June 8th, 1986, in Park Rapids, MN.

Michael grew up in Onigum and attended school at WHA, later in Fond Du Lac. He began and completed training in fire fighting at FDL Natural Resources. Michael loved spending time with his family, especially his children. He also enjoyed playing sports including golf, softball, and baseball, he was known for his wicked left-hand swing. Michael was a free spirit and loved to travel all over, visiting, and staying with family.  If you were around Mike, you always had some good bumps to listen to, as he loved his music. He liked to tease and joke with his nephews, they all looked up to him and wanted to grow their hair after Uncle Mike. Michael enjoyed fishing, netting, hunting, ricing, and anything do with his Aniishinaabe culture. Michael was his brothers and sisters keeper. He had a big heart and never let his family and friends stand alone. He was a loving son, brother, nephew, and dad, and had many favorite cousins.

Those Michael leaves behind to carry on his legacy are his children, Felix Fox, Jason Sam, and Naveah Fox; siblings, Natasha (Kris) Cloud, Anthony (Erin) Wright, Cassandra Wright, Jonathan Wright, and baby sister, Jessica (Joe) Peterson; brothers, Paul (Leila) Jourdain, and Tim St. Clair.

Michael is reunited with his maternal grandfather, Ken Fox Sr., maternal grandmother, Genevieve Hanks; paternal grandparents, Phyllis and James Hunt; his sister, Michelle “Meesh” Hunt; special cousins, Robert Bueno, Jr., Dicki Doo Littlewolf Jr., and many more loved ones.

A two-day wake for Michael will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2023, and continue until his 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 25th traditional service, all will be held at the Onigum Center in Onigum MN. Michael’s Spiritual Advisor is Ricky DeFoe. Those helping lay Michael to rest are Paul Jourdain, Joe Bruce, Justin Moshier, Ken Rice, John “Bullhead” Diver, and Forest Bruce. Honorary pallbearers are all of Michael’s many family and friends. Intermit will be at the Old Agency Catholic Cemetery in Onigum immediately following his Friday service.

Michael’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 23, 2023

6:00 PM
Onigum Community Center
Onigum Road
Onigum , Minnesota 56484

Traditional American Indian Service
August 25, 2023

10:00 AM
Onigum Community Center
Onigum Road
Onigum , Minnesota 56484


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