Peggy Ann Young, age 69, of Redby, MN started her journey to the spirit world from Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND on Monday, April 18, 2022. Peggy was born on July 5, 1052, in Red Lake, MN the daughter of Jane (Lussier) and Louis “Ditto” Donnell, Jr.
Peggy attended St. Mary’s Catholic School, graduated from Red Lake High School, and went on to attend Nursing School in Albuquerque, NM. She lived in Zuni, NM, Taholah, WA and then returned home to MN. She worked various jobs but mainly worked for Tribal Law Enforcement, either cooking or working Dispatch. She also cooked at Red Lake Women’s Shelter, fish processing boat in Alaska, bar tended and janitorial work. Peggy enjoyed going to the casino, watching I.D. channel and the gameshow network, country western music and oldies, going for rides, especially to the Dollar Store, and visiting on the phone. She was a Seattle Seahawks fan. Above all, she loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. Peggy was an excellent cook; she was always asked to make and bring a dish for special celebrations or gatherings.
Those greeting Peggy in the spirit world are her parents, Jane and Louis Donnell, Jr.; son, Brandon Fontenelle; husband, Emmett Edaakie; brothers, Willard, Leon, Lyle “Lavern”, Llewellyn “Charlie”, Russell “Rusty” Donnell; sisters, Bernadine Thunder, and Sharon Barrett; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Those left behind to cherish the memory of Peggy are her son, Shannon (Sheila) Fontenelle; significant other, Mike Pemberton; brothers, Henry, Harold, Herman, and Orlyn Donnell; and grandchildren, Shannon Nicole, Haven, Matthew, Ethan, Bria, Louis, and AnnMarie “Tom”.
An overnight wake for Peggy will begin Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. and continue until her Thursday, April 21, 2022, 2:00 p.m. service all to be held at the New Redby Community Center in Redby, MN and Father Christianson will officiate. Those helping to lay Peggy to rest are Clinton, Justin, Darren, Henry Jr., Jeff, Toby, and Mike Sr. Alternates will be Anthony “Bomber”, Chris P., and Roger Strong. Honorary pallbearers will be all her nieces, nephews, and Charlie Donnell, Mary Ellen Cook, Sheila Graves, Jean Donnell, Sherri May, Vangie Donnell, Darlene Donnell, and Rachele Donnell.
Peggy’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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