Delores M. Yankton, 74, of St. Michael, ND, passed away on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at Sanford Medical Center, Bismarck, ND, with loving family at her side.
Delores M. Yankton, 74, of St. Michael, ND, passed away on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at Sanford Medical Center, Bismarck, ND, with loving family at her side. A Wake for Delores will be held on Tuesday, July 10 beginning at 5:45 p.m. at Fort Totten Wellness Center with a Rosary and Prayer Service at 7 p.m. The procession to Fort Totten, ND, will leave on Tuesday at 5 p.m. from the City Plaza, Devils Lake, ND. Funeral Services for Delores will be held on Wednesday, July 11 at 10 a.m. at Fort Totten Wellness Center with Father Paul Schuster officiating. Delores will be laid to rest in St. Jerome’s Cemetery, rural Fort Totten. Delores Mae was born on Dec. 5, 1943, at Devils Lake, the daughter of Percy and Elizabeth (Two Hearts) Cavanaugh. She was raised and educated on the Spirit Lake Nation and at 18 left home to see the world and thus gained the nickname ‘Gypsy’ (around home she was also known as ‘Girlie’). She lived and worked in many different places. She worked as a meat cutter in several meat packing plants across the country. She received training as a nurse and worked as the Four Winds School Nurse for many years. She was united in marriage to Giles Yankton and they enjoyed 20 years of love and marriage before his death on Sept. 6, 2012. Delores loved her family and treasured time spent with them. We will miss our dear mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and dear friend. Our Gypsy now travels on to her home in Heaven. Delores’ loving family include; her children, Kimberly (Dave) Gordon, Jody Arttus, Margaret (Willard) Chaske, Mark Mindt, Bruce Mindt, Kevin Mindt and Kelly (Rick) Minor; grandchildren, MegAnn Arttus, Veronica (Devin) Hazlett and David Ryan Pryde, Samantha Heley, Montana, Cameron, Willard Jr., Wanbdi, Reggie, Blakeley and Berkeley Chaske, Elizabeth and Jodie Touche, Greg, Mary, Christine, Amanda and Mariah Mindt, Tim Jr. and Kayla Buckwitz; many great-grandchildren who were very dear to Grandma Delores; brother, Roman ‘Butch’ Cavanaugh; and sister, Myra Quinn; many nieces and nephews and extended family Delores loved so much. Delores loved and treasured; her animals, Bear, Tonka and Garfield. She was preceded in death by; her husband, Giles Yankton; brothers, Hank Cavanaugh Tim Cavanaugh George Cavanaugh James Cavanaugh Dominick Cavanaugh; and her parents, Elizabeth (Two Hearts) Cavanaugh and Percy Cavanaugh Pallbearers for Delores will be; Montana Chaske, Reggie Chaske, Cameron Chaske, Will Chaske Jr., Conrad Cavanaugh, Reggie Cavanaugh, Leon Helland and David Pryde. Honorary Bearers are; Lila Anderson and family, Debra Cavanaugh and family, Rocky Baer, Mike Baer, Dave Gordon, Veronica Hazlett, Devin Hazlett and Lukas Hazlett, Robert Cavanaugh, Reggie Cavanaugh, Ryan Cavanaugh, Adeline Cavanaugh, Carla Carmona, MegAnn Arttus; and her daughters, Kaleah, Rylan, Jayden and Morgan, Winfield Chaske Sr. and family, the McKay family, Annie TwoHearts, Becky TwoHearts, Carolyn TwoHearts, Cathy TwoHearts, Patty TwoHearts, Frances TwoHearts, Bernard TwoHearts, Isaac TwoHearts, Cletus TwoHearts, James ‘Nitro’ Hansen, Ida May Cavanaugh, Chris Lovejoy, Dave Lovejoy, Troy and Amy LaCroix, Edna McCaslin, Mark Matheny, Paul Matheny, Kirk Matheny, Eric Matheny, Lisa Matheny, Rodney, Evelyn, Anita, Justin and Patrick Cavanaugh, Oliver (Charlie) Gourd, Hermenia McKay, Katherine Howard, Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne Guy; Sanford Hospital 7th Floor Staff; Spirit Lake Ambulance; and everyone at the Senior Meals Program that cooked and delivered the meals. All Drum Groups are welcome to share their songs in memory of Delores. A special thank you to MegAnn and Veronica for all of their help at this difficult time.