Bennett A. Black, 46, of St. Michael, N.D., made his journey to heaven on Monday, December 3, 2012 at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, N.D., surrounded by his loving family and friends who loved him very much. Bennett was a loving father, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend
Funeral services for Bennett will be held on Saturday, December 8 at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, St. Michael. Fr. Brian Moen will officiate and burial will be in St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery. The wake for Bennett will be held at St. Michael’s Recreation Center on Friday beginning at 5 p.m. with the Rosary and prayer service at 8 p.m. The procession to St. Michael’s Recreation Center will leave from the Wal-Mart parking lot at 4 p.m. on Friday.
Serving as casket bearers for Bennett will be Trestan Demarce, Claude Black Sr., Curtis Black, Dustin Black, Wesley Jackson, Wayne Black, Sheldon Black and Brandon Black. Honorary bearers will be, Jerry Cook, Henry “Sharky” Johnson, Kenny Demarce, Louis Demarce, Jacob Abraham and family, Roland Johnson, Sam Merrick Sr. and family, Richard Jackson Sr., Diane Jackson, Duane Jackson Sr., Duane Jackson Jr., Cecilia Jones and Family, Daniel Redroad, Spirit Lake Casino & Resort Employees, Margo Azure, Alyssa Cavanaugh, Dave & Debbie Cavanaugh, Belinda Murphy, Ivan Lovejoy, Inez “Frankie” Chaske, Perry Mudgett Sr., Gerald “Buzz” Jensen, Daniel Jetty, Craig Swigart, David “Digger” Azure Jr., Blueshield family, Donovan Redroad, Thadddius Demarce Jr., Aaron Green, Brent Demarrias, Shilo Knutson, Todd Belgarde and Family, Kelly Brown and Family, and all of Bennett’s many friends and relatives. This has been an overwhelmingly sad time for our family and if we missed naming any of Bennett’s dear friends and relatives we truly apologize and please know it was in no way intentional on our part. God bless you all.
All Drum Groups are welcome to share their songs in memory of Ben.
Bennett Black was born on November 26, 1966 at Devils Lake, ND. The son of Charles Jr. and Mary Evelyn (Gourd) Black. He grew up in St. Michael and graduated from the Little Flower School in St. Michael. He attended and graduated from Warwick High School. Bennett worked at Sioux Manufacturing Corporation and he worked in Security at the Spirit Lake Casino & Resort for 16 years. Bennett was a hard working, well respected individual by all who knew him. He enjoyed spending time with friends & family and most of all spending time with his children. His warm, gentle and loving smile will be forever missed by his family.
Bennett is survived by his children, Megan, Bennett Jr., Anferny, Dagny and Evan Black; mother, Mary Evelyn Black; brothers, Claude Black Sr., Craig Scott Black Sr., William Black Sr.; sisters, Connie Black and Sharon (Perry) Black-Mudgett; aunts, Carol Black, Lea “Sugar” Black and Margie Little; uncles, Jim (Deanna) Baker and Pierre Culbertson; special niece, Nicole Demarce; nieces, Iris, Ivory and Kyla Black, Heaven Longie, DaNae, Rabecca and Hailey Black, Penny Mudgett, Terri, Whitney, Tasha and Danica Black and Sarah Newman; special nephews, Sheldon and Brandon Black; nephews, Joe Cavanaugh, C.J. Black, J.R. Black, Rick Black Jr., Cameron Black, Dennis Chaske, William Black Jr., Dalton Black, Alex Leben, P.J. Mudgett, Parker Mudgett and Nevada Littlewind; many cousins and friends; godparents, Lea “Sugar” Black and the late Peter Black; godchild, Penny Mudgett.
Page 2 of 2 - He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Black Jr.; brothers, Richard Black Sr. and Charles Black III; grandparents, Charles and Josephine Black Sr., Michael and Emma Gourd and Cordelia Little; uncles, Peter Black and Donald Black.
A special “thank you” to the Spirit Lake Ambulance Crew, the ER staff at Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake and CCU staff at Sanford Hospital in Fargo for the care they provided for Bennett.
Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, is in charge of arrangements.