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Peter "Pete" Lee Headbird, Sr.

August 31, 1977 ~ May 11, 2021 (age 43)


Peter “Pete” Lee Headbird, Sr., “Mashkode-Bizhiki Inini” which means “Buffalo Man”, 43, of the Bear Clan and from Cass Lake, MN started his journey to the spirit world at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN on May 11th, 2021 at 12:22 a.m.  He was born on August 31st, 1977 in Minneapolis, MN to Gladys “Arlene” Keezer and Leonard “Jess” Headbird, Jr.

Pete graduated early from the Bug-0-Nay-Ge-Shig School in the class of 1996.  He told his daughter his dream was to be a “Big Chef” somewhere.  Pete enjoyed spending as much time as he could with his seven kids and adored his grand girls Amelia and Amiyah; whom he loved to spoil.  Pete was always willing to share some words of advise, be the one to encourage you and help you see the brighter side of things.  He was there to help whenever he could.  Pete will be truly missed by everyone he touched.

Family welcoming Pete to the spirit world are his two brothers: Jeffrey Keezer and Lance Robinson and many other loved ones that he cherished.

Pete leaves behind his mother; Arlene Fairbanks, father; Jess Headbird, mother of his children; Kristen Headbird, three daughters; Dominique, Nerissa and Nataley, four sons; Dylan, Kristopher, Peter Jr. and Benjamin Headbird, two granddaughters; Amelia Fisher and Amiyah Headbird, many brothers and sisters and numerous other family members and friends.

Wake services for Pete will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 15th and continue until his 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 17th all being held at the Mission Community Center in Cass Lake, MN.  His Spiritual Advisors will be Melvin Goodman and Allen Hardy.  Pallbearers for Pete will be Gary Keezer, Donald Headbird, Robert Jasper, “JC” Fairbanks, Jesse Headbird, Jake Headbird, Dylan Headbird, Andrew Robinson and Kristopher Headbird.  His honorary pallbearers are all Pete’s children, grandchildren, family and friends.  Interment will be in the Prince of Peace Cemetery at Cass Lake, MN immediately following his Monday service.

Pete’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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May 15, 2021

7:00 PM
Mission Community Center
Mission Road
Mission/Cass Lake, Minnesota 56633

Traditional American Indian Service
May 17, 2021

1:00 PM
Mission Community Center
Mission Road
Mission/Cass Lake, Minnesota 56633

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