Walter T. Cavanaugh, our precious Dad, companion, brother, nephew, cousin, friend, uncle and son started his journey to the Spirit World on Monday evening, October 7, 2013 at the Abbott-Northwestern Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minn.
Walter’s family will bring him home on Monday, October 14 to stay with them until the Wake Service which will be held at the Fort Totten Recreation Center, Fort Totten on Tuesday, October 15 beginning at 4:30 p.m. Walter will be brought home to his mother’s home, Sally Cavanaugh on Monday. A procession to Sally’s home will leave at 4 p.m. on Monday from Wal-Mart.
Funeral services for Walter will be held on Wednesday, October 16 at 10:30 a.m. at the Fort Totten Recreation Center with Deacon Tony McDonald, Calvin Campbell and Rev. Jimmy Harris officiating. Walter will be laid to rest in the Presbyterian Cemetery, rural Fort Totten.
First pallbearers will be Dennis (Gope) Hill, Bentley Greybear Jr., Wade Nestell, Jon White, Dennis Chaske, Allen Alberts, Brian McKay and Kenneth (Hawk) Lafrienier Jr.
Second pallbearers will be Richard Cavanaugh, Brooks GoodBird, Grayson Dye, Daylon White, Tyrell Alberts, Naps Longie, Phillip Alberts and Elmer White III. Honorary pallbearers for Hoksina Duta will be Perry Fassett, Cameron Howard, Dusty Joshua, Tyson Whitetail, Myron ?Sambo? Lambert, Marcus Lambert, Evan Hill, Greg Mindt, Bruce Mindt, Eric Marquez, Peter ?Puttz? Bellisle, Shane Peltier, Derrick Longie, Joe Kool, Charles Demarce, Leland BullHead, Benji GoodBird, Waylon Shaw, Andrew Shaw, Lorraine Fox, Tia Fox, Samantha Fox, Maria Fox, Liz Walker, Shirley Stensland, Mary and Jeff and family, Calvin Campbell, Maggie Chaske family, George Alberts family, Dale Alberts family, Dusti GoodBird family, Nevada GoodBird family, Waylon and Renita Shaw, Delores Yankton, Kathy and James Yankton and family, Clarice BrownShield, Donovan Robertson, Waylon and Anissa RedTomahawk, Brooke Yankton, Marlyn and Tina WhiteTail, Ashley and Curley, Roxanne Johnson, Tyler Rainbow, Stephen Smith and all friends and relatives too many to mention. If anyone felt left out or has been left out at this time, we are very sorry. It was not intentional as we go through this very difficult time.
All Drum Groups are welcome to share their music.
Walter Thomas Cavanaugh, ?Hoksina Duta? (Red Boy) was born on February 18, 1980 at Mercy Hospital, Devils Lake, N.D. to Walter George Cavanaugh and Sally (Alberts) Cavanaugh.
Walter was a very kind-hearted person. He was always nice to everybody, liked to joke, play games on his phone and loved to go on Facebook.
Walter is survived by his daughters, Eliza Cavanaugh, Olivia Cavanaugh, Tamya Cavanaugh and Tariah Cavanaugh; special friend and companion, Tioga Whitetail; brothers, Roger Alberts and Travis Littleghost; sisters, Charlene Cavanaugh and Melissa TwoHearts; mother, Sally (Alberts) Cavanaugh; adopted Dad, Ken Lafrienier Sr.; godparents, Tony and Vina McDonald; adopted sisters, Nikki Johnson, Ann Scott, Sheila Thompson, Lynissa (Mugs) Bull, Sonya Bull and Frankie Chaske; adopted brothers, Dennis Hill, Bentley Greybear Jr., Dennis Chaske, Cameron Howard, Ralph Peoples, Ken (Hawk) LaFrienier Jr., Jody White, Daylon White, Jon White, Marcus Lambert and Terry Herman Sr.; grandpa, Frank Myrick; grandmas, Virginia Alberts Foote and Mary Hill; adopted daughters, Sarah, Joyell, Kyann; adopted son, Morning Star Dye; uncles Buddy Alberts, Quentin Alberts, Casper Demarris and Kenny Hill; aunts Winona Fox, Marie Martin, Virginia Lancelotta, Janice Hill, Theresa Hill, Melody Hill, Milo Hill, Vicky Hill and Catherine Howard; mother-in-law Anna Thomas Scott; father-in-law Martin Whitetail Sr.; step children Jaden L Whitetail, Jaeshaun K. Shaw, Vincent ?Vinny? Shaw and Jordaine D. Whitetail; special cousin, Sharon Thomas; sister cousins Leann Alberts, Leola White, Alvina Thompson, Willy Jo Longie, Babes Longie, Lucille Lancelotta, Eunice Davidson, Marcella Martin, Sandra Martin, Janet Martin, Maureen Halsey, Pansey Johnson, Adele Johnson, Selma Johnson, Flo Welch, Alicia Hegland, Sandy Hegland, Budene Alberts, Colleen Alberts, Alfredia Dunn, Alberta Dunn, Bonnie Bull, Lavonne Alberts, Lenore WhiteLightning, LaDonna Fox and LeAnn Fox; brother cousins, Allen Alberts, Joe Lancelotta, Victor Lancelotta, Jacob Abraham, Richard Abraham, Tyrel Alberts, Laidman Fox, Leonard Fox, Lee Fox, Terry Dunn, Maynard Dunn, Dean Dunn, Emerson BigTrack, Lydell BigTrack, Tom BigTrack, Andy Demarce Jr., Marshall Demarce, Marlin Demarce, Preston Demarce, Richard Cavanaugh, Audie SwiftBird, Kirk Johnson, Sharkey Johnson and Wendell Johnson; nephews Trevor Cavanaugh, Tyson Sherman, Carlito Waanatan and Jon Waanatan; nieces daughters of Charlene Cavanaugh and Melissa TwoHearts.
Page 2 of 2 - There to welcome Walter into the Spirit World are his Dad, Walter ?Porgie? Cavanaugh, his daughter Veronica Georgeann Cavanaugh; grandparents, George and Alvina Alberts and Thomas and Lillian Cavanaugh; aunts, Shirley Johnson, Olivia Cavanaugh, Delema Jackson and Velma BigTrack; uncles, Allen Alberts Sr., Roger D. Alberts, Joseph Alberts and Jimmy Cavanaugh; auntie, Linda Alberts; brother, Alfred James SpottedBird Jr.; sister, Lois Faye SpottedBird; cousins, Michael Lancelotta, Boy Longie, Dominic Lancelotta, Linda Fox, Laverne GoodBird and Lynn SpottedWolf.
Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, is in charge of arrangements.