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Milton Rufus “Moon or (Miawagute Midee ga dee) Spring Buffalo” Beaks

Stanley, Mountrail County, North Dakota, USA
Death 15 Oct 2012 (aged 57)
Parshall, Mountrail County, North Dakota, USA
Burial Sanish, Mountrail County, North Dakota, USA
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Milton "Moon" Rufus Beaks (Miawagute Midee ga dee) "Spring Buffalo", 57, Parshall, passed away at home surrounded by his nieces and nephews on Monday, October 15, 2012.

Milton was born April 20, 1955, to Harry Sr. and Olive (Stevenson) Beaks at Stanley, North Dakota. Milton was a member of the Water Buster Clan and a child of Knife Clan. Milton was very fluent in the Hidatsa language. Milton was raised in the Shell Creek and New Town area and received his education at the New Town Public Schools where he participated in basketball, football and track.

Following his graduation from New Town High School in 1974, he Ranched and farmed in the Shell Creek area. In 1996, he moved to Wahpeton and attended North Dakota State School of Science earning a Certificate in Heating, Cooling and Electrical. Throughout his life, he was employed by Saddlematic in Colorado, where he built saddle parts, as Maintenance at the NECO Casino in Arizona and as a Dorm Supervisor at the Circle of Nations Indian School in Wahpeton.

For health reasons, he moved to Billings, MT in 2002. In 2007, he moved to Parshall where he lived with his nephew Jarett Finley. Milton returned to Billings and lived with his sister Gloria Walking Eagle until he started having health problems that lead to him staying in the Billings Nursing Home. In August 2011, he returned to Parshall to live with his niece and caretaker, Deseraye Finley, until he passed on.

Moon enjoyed traveling and gambling at Las Vegas and at various local casinos. He valued time spent visiting and watching his grandchildren. He also enjoyed football, was an avid Vikings fan and enjoyed attending games in Minneapolis, MN to cheer on his team.

Milton will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Coleen Beaks.

Funeral: Friday, October 19, 2012 at 10 a.m. in Veterans Memorial Hall, Parshall

Wake: Thursday beginning at 5 p.m. in the hall

Burial: Holy Family Catholic Cemetery, rural New Town

Source: Langhans Funeral Homes, New Town & Parshall

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