David M. Tikayne, 28, of Fargo, ND and the Spirit Lake Nation went missing on Monday, June 5, 2017, and was found on June 15, 2017.
David M. Tikayne, 28, of Fargo, ND and the Spirit Lake Nation went missing on Monday, June 5, 2017, and was found on June 15, 2017. The Wake for David will be held on Friday, June 23 beginning at 5 p.m. at the Tokio Recreation Center with a Prayer Service at 8 p.m. The procession to Tokio will leave on Friday at 4 p.m. from City Plaza, Devils Lake. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 24 at 2 p.m. at the Tokio Recreation Center with Reverend Larry Thiele officiating. David will be laid to rest in the Bdecan Presbyterian Cemetery, rural Tokio. David Michael Tikayne was born on November 20, 1988, at Bemidji, Minnesota, the son of Delphine Tikayne and Emerson BigTrack, Jr. At a very young age he came to the Spirit Lake Nation and lived in area foster homes. He attended Prairie View School in Devils Lake and Warwick Public School. Most recently he was living and working in Fargo. David liked playing Black Jack, watching movies, playing and watching basketball and just “hanging out” with friends. He loved his daughter, Alaina Rose, very much and treasured anytime he was able to spend with her. He was quite artistic and enjoyed drawing. Our love and prayers for David will be forever. David is survived by his precious family. His daughter ,Alaina Rose; parents, Delphine BigTrack-Tikayne and Emerson BigTrack, Jr.; brothers, Lawrence Cronquist, Jr., George Skye Tikayne and Delvin Tikayne, formerly (Bemidji, MN); sisters, Angel Tibbetts formerly (Bemidji) and Katelynn BigTrack and Ashley BigTrack; aunts, Yvonne Georgeson and Beverly Tikayne; uncles, Randolph Tikayne, Maynard Tikayne, Francis Tikayne, Jr., Duane Tikayne, Lydell BigTrack and Thomas BigTrack; special friend, Samantha Rebold. David was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Francis Tikayne, Sr., Rose Mary (Greywind) Tikayne McKay; paternal grandparents, Velma and Emerson BigTrack, Sr.; aunts, Bernadine Tikayne, Corrine Tikayne, Annie BigTrack, Bernice BigTrack, Lillian DdMarce, Delima Jackson and Shirley Johnson. Active Pallbearers for David will be his brothers, Lawrence, George and Delvin; cousins, Jarvis RedFox, Austin R. LaVallie, Antoine LaVallie, Luke Georgeson, Robert RedFox and Greg Mindt; friends, Sid Monette, Mike Charboneau, Brian Abraham, Richard Abraham, Richardo Butcher and Darrel Butcher. If we forgot to mention anyone, we sincerely apologize, it was not intentional. Honorary Bearers will be Darlene Wadsworth and family, Sharon and Albin Georgeson and family, Lisa Georgeson and family, June Littlewind and family, Stephanie Tikayne and family, Geraldine RedFox and family, Hilda and Louie Garcia and family, Alberta RedFox and family, Violet Smith and family, Elizabeth RedFox and family, Leah Killsplenty and Lisa Killsplenty. David’s family extends special thanks to all for their love and support these past two weeks. To all the dedicated members of the Valley Water Rescue, Stutsman County Water Rescue, the Fargo and Moorhead Fire Departments and the Moorhead and Fargo Police Departments. God Bless You.