John C. Good Iron (Aabaa Ihdia Cagish – Loud Good Voice), age 48, began his journey to the Spirit World on Aug. 9 peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family, friends and his dog, Skippy.
John C. Good Iron (Aabaa Ihdia Cagish – Loud Good Voice), age 48, began his journey to the Spirit World on Aug. 9 peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family, friends and his dog, Skippy. Wake Service is Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 5 - 7 p.m. with a Rosary Service at 7 p.m. all in the St. Michael Rec. Center, St. Michael, ND. Mass of Christian Burial is Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. in St. Michaels Catholic Church, St. Michael. Burial will be at Yellow Wolf Cemetery, Rural Mandaree, ND. Father Paul Schuster, Deacon Francis Davis and Spiritual Leader Joseph Lawrence, Sr. officiating. John will be laid to rest beside his mother at the Yellow Wolf Family Plot in Mandaree. Special Music by the Spirit Lake Drum Group, Leonard Keplin, Sharon Keplin, Debbie Keplin Martin, Tony and Vina McDonald and Ardell Blueshield. All other singers and drummers are welcome. Senior Pallbearer will be OnaLee Johnson. Active Pallbearers for wake service are; Cliff Reeves, Kenny Baker Sr., Everick Romero, Kevin Brown, Kenny Smith, Ronald Wilkie, Jr., Joseph Lawrence, Gerald (Pat) Lawrence Active Pallbearers for funeral service are; Ashton Thompson, Mitchell Poulsen, Michael Good Iron, Barney Romero, Samuel Cloud, Dakota McKay, Samuel Lawrence, Kyle Lawrence. Honorary Pallbearers are; Bob and Euretta McKay and family, Alice Davis and Lonna Jo, Dan Cavanaugh, Nate Romero, Douglas Lawrence, Harry (Triple H) Hopkins, Palmer Hopkins, Paul and Robin Lawrence, Jason and Collette Thompson, Chaz Reeves, Soloman Sherman, Millie McKay and family, Jason Vallier, Mark Restemayer, Larry and LaVerne Sullivan, Marlys Jetty, Julie King, Dillon Herman, Carol (Nibbs) Brown II, George Alberts, Terry and Sherry Baker, Sharon Keplin, Debbie Keplin Martin, LeKiplin family, Keith Drake, Carla Wilkie, Ron and RoseAnn Trottier, Pat Wanna and family, Kate Johnson, Patricia WalkingEagle, Demus McDonald and family, Tony and Vina McDonald and family, Lisa Chaske, James Tomahawk, Dawnette Nielsen, Joseph, Jr. “Cowboy” and Jeanette Lawrence, Darrell Lawrence, Gerald “Pat” and Wendy Lawrence and family, Marie Martin, Frenchie Brown, Wyatt Jetty, Michelle Thomas and family, Kathy and Rodney Smith, Denny Smith, Rebecca Coste, Myra Pearson, Curtis andKristi Black, Ken Larson, Cheryl Longie, Gary Longie, Glen Abraham, Debbie Cavanaugh, Tami Vulik, Four Winds High School Class of 1988, and Xbox gaming friends. If we have forgotten anyone, it was not intentional. We are doing the best we can under the circumstances. John C. Good Iron was the beloved son of Delwayne ‘Brooks’ Good Iron and Veronica (Yellow Wolf) Good Iron. He was born in Watford City, ND, on April 25, 1970. John attended Mandaree Public School in Mandaree and briefly attended Standing Rock Public School. He then graduated from Four Winds High School Class of 1988 in Fort Totten, ND. He attended the University of North Dakota and Cankdeska Cikana Community College in Fort Totten (Little Hoop). John and his beloved parents moved to the Spirit Lake Nation and eventually established their home in St. Michael. John worked in his early years at Sioux Manufacturing Corporation in Fort Totten, Cankdeska Cikana Community College in Fort Totten, Spirit Lake Casino in St. Michael, Service Master in Devils Lake, Four Winds High School in Fort Totten and then started his position at the Spirit Lake Ambulance as an EMS Driver. Due to health he retired to focus on his family and friends. When John was younger he traveled the country going to pow wows with his family and won several championships. He was married to the love of his life, Alma Lawrence, together they enjoyed traveling, going to concerts and music festivals, camping, and spending time with their kids and grandkids. He enjoyed Xbox gaming, going to car shows, going to movies, fixing-up his cars, and he loved Ford Mustangs and Notre Dame Football. He also enjoyed going to the race track with his best friend, Cliff Reeves. John will be missed by many for his caring kind heart and his great sense of humor and jokes. John is preceded in death by; his parents, Brooks and Veronica Good Iron; paternal grandparents, Bruno and Dorothy Good Iron; maternal grandparents, John and Thelma Yellow Wolf; many aunts, uncles, and cousins. John is survived by; his loving wife, Alma, of St. Michaels; daughters, Johnna (Ashton) Good Iron of St. Michael, and Elisha (Mitchell) Poulsen, Sheyenne, ND; sons, Kenneth Baker Jr., Kyle Lawrence and Douglas (Lupe) Lawrence all of St. Michaels, Joseph (Marnie) Lawrence of New Rockford, ND, and Sammy Lawrence of Carlsbad, New Mexico; sister, Delmaria ‘Joy’ Good Iron of Devils Lake, ND, and nieces Delrita ‘Rose’ Good Iron of Fort Totten, Sarah LaCroix, Devils Lake and Skyla Felix of Colo.; aunts, Mary ‘YW’ Gachupin, Martha Birdbear both of Mandaree, Victoria Tarrant of North Arlington, NJ, Frances Wolf of Billings, Mont., Kathleen Charles of Aberdeen, Wash., and Joan Church of Rapid City, SD. Uncles Dale (Hazel) Good Iron of New Town, ND, and Les (Sharissa) Yellow Wolf of Bismarck, ND; his 11 grandchildren, Carter, Dakota, Stephen, Brinlee, Nakomis, Aubree, Kyler, Lucas, Jocee, Joseph, Jr. and Bralyn; godchildren, Riley Lawrence, Dakota McKay, and Paul John Lawrence; his dog, Skippy; adopted brothers and sisters, James Tomahawk, Dawnette Nielson, Jolene, Andrea, Lolita, and AJ Redman, Jackie Tsonetoky, Jason GoodBlanket, Eric Anquoe, Dave Campbell, Kim Chaske and Dennis Pashe. Online condolences may be sent at www.EvansFuneralHomeND.com.