Michelle Lee Urrutia, 50 years old, of Minneapolis MN. “Oggimaakwe” which means Leading Lady, of the Bear Clan. Began her journey to the spirit world on April 2nd, 2023, with her family members by her side.
“Ogimaakwe” was born January 2, 1973, in Big Fork Minnesota, she was raised in Duluth, MN. Years later she moved to Minneapolis, MN where she started and raised her own family. Michelle enjoyed laughing and spending time with her family. She liked to do arts and crafts, and drawing. She really enjoyed going to garage sales in the summer looking for hidden treasures.
Those Michelle leaves behind to cherish her memories are her parents, mother Virginia (Pena) Urrutia, Step Father Gary Charwood; her Special significant other, Adam Linklater; Daughters, Brittney Urrutia, Shelbie Urrutia, Whisper Urrutia, and Sequoia Linklater; Sons, Sanchez Urrutia, and Estavion Linklater; Sister, Melissa Urrutia, In-Laws Dennis Jones and Laura Pawlacky. And many, many grandbabies.
Those who will be welcoming Michelle to the spirt world are her father, Hubert Wakanabo; two brothers Hubert Jay Urrutia, Curtis Bellanger; Grandbaby Jasper Jay Sanchez; the Wakanabo and Bellanger families as well as many other family members.
An overnight wake For Michelle will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Friday April 7th, and continue until her 10:00 a.m. traditional service Saturday April 8th all to be held at the Ball Club Community Center Ball Club, MN. Her Spiritual advisor is Allen Hardy. Helping to lay Michelle to rest are, River Roybal, Teal Roybal, Gary “Sonny” Charwood Jr., Walter Charwood, Giniw Charwood, Ben Moe, Rowan Goggleye, and Tom Bellanger Jr. Her honorary pallbearers are Sanchez Urrutia, Gary Charwood Sr. Thomas Bellanger, Donald “Donny” Charwood, Paul Wakanabo, and John Charwood. Interment will be at Townsite (a.k.a Neville) Cemetery, Ball Club, MN immediately following her Saturday services.
Michelle’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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