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Patrick Moses "Aun-nish-e-naubay" Gourneau
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Birth: Feb. 11, 1904
Belcourt
Rolette County
North Dakota, USA
Death: Oct. 26, 1989
Rolla
Rolette County
North Dakota, USA

Patrick M. Gourneau, 85, Belcourt, N.D., died Thursday, Oct. 26, 1989, in Rolla (N.D.) Hospital.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Ann's Catholic Church, Belcourt. Visitation will be there at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, with an 8 p.m. prayer service. Arrangements are with Niewoehner Funeral Home, Rolla.

Patrick Gourneau was born Feb. 11, 1904, in Belcourt, the son of Joseph and Liza Gourneau. He grew up and attended schools and later married Mary C. Lafavor Jan. 31, 1928, in Belcourt. He truck farmed for 23 years. He worked from 1952 to 1970 as a maintenance man at the Jewel Bearing Plant in Rolla, N.D. He was tribal chairman of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Tribe from 1953 to 1959. He spoke Chippewa, did peace pipe ceremonies and was a traditional dancer. He wrote a condensed of his achievements his name was placed in the Hall of Honors in the North Dakota Heritage Center, Bismarck, Nov. 7, 1986.

Survivors are his wife, sons, Charles, Belcourt, Kenneth, Nespelem, Wash., Dewight, Rochester, Minn., and Howard, Granada Hills, Calif., daughters. Reta Eridrich, Wahpeton, N.D., Gladys Poitra, Belcourt Ladona Owen, Spokane, Wash., and Dolores Manson, Valley City, N.D; adopted son, Terrance, Bismarck; foster children. Roberta Morin and Wendell Decoteau, 30 granchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Flora Martin, Belcourt, and Zelda Elsey, Nespelem.

He was preceded in death by a son, four brothers and four sisters. 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Gourneau (1860 - 1958)
  Eliza Gourneau (1871 - 1941)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Cecilia LeFavor Gourneau (1913 - 1993)
 
 Children:
  Bobby Gourneau (1929 - 1929)*
  Charles Joseph Gourneau (1930 - 2003)*
 
 Sibling:
  Patrick Moses Gourneau (1904 - 1989)
  Justyne Marie Gourneau Malaterre (1909 - 1962)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Anns Cemetery
Belcourt
Rolette County
North Dakota, USA
Plot: New section.
 
Maintained by: Carrie Portlance
Originally Created by: Fluttergirl
Record added: Jul 11, 2009
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Patrick Moses Aun-nish-e-naubay Gourneau
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Patrick Moses Aun-nish-e-naubay Gourneau
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Patrick Moses Aun-nish-e-naubay Gourneau
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