Mylan “Red” Leon Smith, 84, of Cass Lake, MN journeyed to the spirit world on Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 the Bemidji Sanford I.C.U. in Bemidji, MN. Red was born in Lansing, Michigan on April 7th, 1937.
Red was raised on a farm by his Mom and Dad, three sisters and two brothers. He left his family in his early 20’s. He was a free spirit, kind and generous to others. Red was a hard worker and very proud of his job at the Graco Company in Minneapolis, MN where he earned his lifetime pension. He enjoyed fishing, beadwork, camping and having a few beers; in his latter years he quit drinking. Red liked telling stories and watching true stories on T.V. Red was a Christian, he watched Jimmy Swaggert on T.V. and would read his Bible many nights. He also enjoyed listening to ole time country, Al Green, and powwow music.
We are sure Red is in heaven and reunited with all his loved ones.
He leaves behind his female partner of 20 years, Marlene Clausen of Cass Lake, stepdaughter; Nicole Campbell of Cass Lake, stepson; Pack Redfeather, Sr. of Cass Lake, four grandchildren; Natalie Delgado of St. Paul, Frankie and Levi Campbell-Adams and Pack Redfeather, Jr. all of Cass Lake, the Fairbanks family of Cass Lake, the Cloud family of Cass Lake, the Hare family of Cass Lake and his many friends.
A funeral service for Red will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 at the Cass Lake Alliance Church. There will be 2-hour visitation on Monday, May 17th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and a 1-hour visit on Tuesday morning from 10:00-11:00 a.m. both being held at the church. Pastor Mick Marino will officiate. Helping to lay Red to rest are Elliot Cloud, BJ Cloud, Pudgy Jones, Sr., Zane Williams, Mark Little Elk, Ben Fineday, Byron Garbow and Richard Schulman. His honorary pallbearers are Stanley Chief and Anthony Hare. Interment will be in the Chippewa Bible Cemetery at Oak Point in Cass Lake, MN.
Red’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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