Noah Mathias Maez Poitra, 3 ½ month old son of Kyle Maez and Bonnie Jean Poitra of Bismarck, ND, passed away at Mercy Hospital, Devils Lake, ND on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. Noah was our “Baby Bear” and his Indian name meant “Little Soldier”.
Noah Mathias Maez Poitra, 3 ½ month old son of Kyle Maez and Bonnie Jean Poitra of Bismarck, ND, passed away at Mercy Hospital, Devils Lake, ND on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. Noah was our "Baby Bear" and his Indian name meant "Little Soldier".
A Wake for Noah will be held on Tuesday, September 4 beginning at 12 noon at St. Michael's Recreation Center with a prayer service at 8 p.m. The procession to St. Michael's Catholic Church will leave on Tuesday at 11:30 p.m. from Wal-Mart.
Funeral services for Noah will be held on Wednesday, September 5 at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church, St. Michael, ND with Fr. Charles Leute O.P. celebrating the Mass.
Casket bearers for Noah will be Kyle Maez, Paul Poitra Sr., Tommy Mann, Kannon Poitra, Ean Poitra and Seth Maez. Honorary bearers will be all of Noah's dear and beloved family. A special thank you to Dr. Downs for her support at this very difficult time.
Noah Mathias was born on May 8, 2012 at Jamestown, ND and spent the first two months of his life in hospitals in Fargo and Minneapolis. On July 25th, Noah had come home to live with his parents and be close to his beloved family.
Noah's life on earth was short, but he already had a charming personality. He had a special wink and that grin that brought a smile to everyone's face. He loved bath time and always wanted his little lamb music box close. He loved to have his Mom and Dad read to him and play with him. Noah loved to pose for the camera too. Noah was the pride and joy of his parents and his entire family and we can't imagine how we could have loved him more. And with Noah's every smile, we as his family knew how much he loved us.
Noah is survived by his dear parents, Kyle and Bonnie Jean of Bismarck; his grandparents, Diana Schaack of New Rockford, ND and Paul Poitra Sr. and Melissa Poitra of Devils Lake; great grandparents, Walter and Bonnie Lang of Devils Lake, Jerry and Marlene Schaack of Bismarck and Ruth Ann Baker of Belcourt, ND; godparents, Kannon Poitra, Zachery Senger, Chelsey Charboneau, Tommy Mann and Danielle Aas; uncles and aunts, Ean Poitra, Kannon Poitra, Paul Poitra Jr., Seth Maez, Jodi Maez,, J.C. Maez, Roshana and Darren Gray, Samuel Baker, Alana Maez, Mary and Jim Langley and Shawna and Stoney Thronsedt; cousins, Paul James Poitra III, Aiden Poitra, Raven Poitra, Kini Maez and Sophia Maez; many other great aunts, great uncles and cousins.
Noah was preceded in death by his great grandfathers, David Paul Baker and Jimmy LaFrancee and aunt, Alana Maez.
If we have forgotten to mention a name, it was not intentional. We ask your forgiveness as we grieve the loss of our "Baby Bear".
Friends may sign the online register book and share memories of Noah at www.gilbertsonfuneralhome.com
Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, is in charge of arrangements.