Agnes "Dolly" Margaret WakefieldDolly Wakefield, Giiwitaakamigookwe (Everlasting Sky Lady), 64, of Cloquet, passed away Saturday Jan. 11, 2014 surrounded by her family.
Dolly Wakefield, Giiwitaakamigookwe (Everlasting Sky Lady), 64, of Cloquet, passed away Saturday Jan. 11, 2014 surrounded by her family.
She was born in Chisholm, MINN., on April 30, 1949 to Joseph and Agnes (Rafinski) Wakefield.
Dolly was an enrolled member of the Leech Lake Band and graduate of UMD with a degree in Psychology. She had worked many years for Mash-Ka-Wisen as a counselor for Native American people. She later was employed by the Fond du Lac Ojibwe School assisting youth with culture and language. Dolly had been a spokesperson for the National Board of Nursing regarding natural medicines and healing. She also worked for the M.C.T. and Black Bear Casino. Dolly's hobbies included sewing, gardening, pow-wows and cultural activities. Dolly devoted her life toward giving and helping others. She had a vibrant sense of humor and tireless personality.
Dolly was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers James, Joseph, Raymond Wakefield, and Michael Roses; sister Vivian Hoshal; and granddaughter Casey Ojibway.
She is survived by son Chad (Lee) Kettelhut; daughters Tracy Fogelberg, Terri (Gordon) Ojibway, Cristal (Pete) Diver, and Jodie (Keelan) Lockling; 19 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers Dennis (Marge) Wakefield and Ed (Carol) Wakefield; sisters Doris Groce and Florence (Robert) Johnson; spiritual sisters and brothers Devern, Dale, Eloise, Betty Jackson.
The family would like to thank St. Luke's Hospice and Superior View Innovative Living for the outstanding and compassionate care given to Mom. A special thank you also to Dannell Savage for all her work.
VISITATION: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 14, 2014 in the Fond du Lac Head Start Gymnasium where traditional services will held at 10 a.m. Wednesday Jan. 15. Those attending are encouraged to bring a food dish. See the online guest book at www.nelsonfuneralcare.net
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