|Birth: ||Feb. 2, 1924|
|Death: ||Jan. 20, 2006|
Evelyn M. Reynolds "Jiing Gwaa So No Qwe" age 81 of Cloquet passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday January 22, 2006 surrounded by her family. She was born on February 2, 1924 in Lake Lena, MN to George and Mary (Churchill) Benjamin.
Evelyn enjoyed being a foster grandparent at Fond du Lac Headstart, also playing bingo, yatzee and board games. She was a kitchen assistant at the Fond du Lac Indian Hospital. Evelyn was a member of the Mil Lacs Lake Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the Lake Lena Lee's Drum group.
She is preceded in death by her husband Eugene in 1975, 4 children Karen Diver, Alvin, Mary Diver and Darrell, granddaughter Michelle Diver and 9 brothers and sisters.
Evelyn is survived by her children Dean, Irma (Ralph) Stein, Dave (LeAnn), Eugene (Ruby), Marlys (Terry) Whitetree, Ernest (Karen), Gerald (Diana), George (Gail Grover) and Darlene Diver, 41 grandchildren, 92 great grandchildren, 4 brothers Edwin (Christina) Benjamin, Robert Benjamin, Richard (Marcie) Benjamin, Delbert (Roxanne) Benjamin, and a sister Geraldine DeFoe, many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will begin on Wednesday January 25, 2006 at 5 pm in the Fond du Lac Headstart Gymnasium 1720 Big Lake Rd., Cloquet and continue through the evening until the Traditional Service on Thursday, January 26, 2006 at 10 am, also in the Fond du Lac Headstart Gymnasium. Spiritual Leaders will be Lee Staples, Doug Sams, Larry Smallwood and Bonnie White. Interment will be in Old Holy Family Cemetery, Cloquet. Arrangements with Handevidt Funeral Home, Cloquet, 218-879-4636.
Lake Lena is an unincorporated Native American village in Ogema Township, Pine County, Minnesota, United States, along the Lower Tamarack River. Its name in the Ojibwe language is Aazhoomog, meaning "Crossroads" in reference to being at the former crossroad of the north-south trail connecting Bikoganaagan (Danbury), via the former Agaming (Lower Tamarack River Village), and the former Gibaakwa'iganing (lower Upper Tamarack River Village) with the east-west trail connecting Mooningwanekaaning (La Pointe), via Namekaawa'iganing (Gordon), with Gaa-zhiigwanaabikokaag (Hinckley). It currently is the administrative center for the Mille Lacs Indian Reservation, District III.
Ernest Dale Reynolds (1951 - 2014)*
Holy Family Cemeteries
Created by: Lauri Segrin
Record added: Aug 29, 2009
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