Amber Paige Langstaff, ‘Nagi Wakan Akuyapi’ (Holy Spirit That Returns), 28, of Spirit Lake Nation passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, rural Tokio, ND, as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
Amber Paige Langstaff, ‘Nagi Wakan Akuyapi’ (Holy Spirit That Returns), 28, of Spirit Lake Nation passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, rural Tokio, ND, as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. The Wake for Amber will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at the Tekakwitha Center, St. Michael, ND, beginning at 5 p.m. with a Rosary and Prayer Service at 7 p.m. The procession to St. Michael will leave on Wednesday at 4 p.m. from City Plaza, Devils Lake, ND. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Father Paul Schuster celebrating the Mass. Pallbearers for Amber will be: Brandon Langstaff Sr., JC Davis, Sloane Davis, Quaide Longie, Melvin Langstaff Jr., Kyle Langstaff Sr., Nathan Cavanaugh, Kelsin Cavanaugh and CJ Brown. Honorary Bearers are the Warwick Graduates of the Class of 2009. All of Amber’s many, many dear family and friends whose hearts were touched by Amber. Amber Paige was born on Dec. 6, 1989, at Devils Lake, the precious daughter of Viola ‘Lola’ Waanatan and Melvin Langstaff Sr. She attended school in Warwick, ND, Minnewaukan, ND, and Grafton, ND. She played volleyball while attending Grafton Public School. Amber graduated from Warwick High School with the class of 2009. She continued her education and was a CNA. (Certified Nurse Assistant). Amber worked at the Spirit Lake Casino in Housekeeping and Food and Beverage Departments. She most recently worked at the Warwick Bar and always enjoyed running the concession stand at Fort Totten Days. Amber came into this world as Amber Paige, but the nicknames she was given were numerous. Amber Woo, Bambie the Beast, Ambular, Ambitar, Amz, Lucy Little and so many more. Amber loved life, loved to have fun with her friends and loved being with her family. She enjoyed bowling, cooking, riding 4-wheeler, walks, sunsets, flowers, clouds, had a sweet tooth for candy and was a ‘cleaning machine’. She treasured every moment spent with her kids. Amber liked to cruise with her cousin Khloe and Auntie Ella, jamming to her favorite song “Small Town Boy”. She loved taking pictures with family and friends and was known as the ‘Queen of Selfies’. Amber wasn’t shy about trying new things or taking a chance, but not on her own. She wanted family, friends or her sweetheart, Chris, beside her on any adventure. She was so looking forward to moving into their new home and even though she wasn’t a fan of ‘Slipnot’ at first, she loved jamming out to it with her Chris. Amber’s life on this earth was too short but the impact of her love, her outer and inner beauty touched the hearts of all of her dear family and friends forever. Our love for you Amber, our precious daughter, Mom, sister, granddaughter, auntie and dear friend will never end. Amber leaves to mourn her loving family. Her mom, Viola ‘Lola’ Waanatan; dad, Melvin Langstaff Sr. (Laura LaCroix); Ron and Jane Brown; brothers, Brandon Langstaff Sr., JC Davis, Sloane Davis, Melvin Langstaff Jr. and Quaide Longie; sister, Bailee Langstaff (Rock Baer Jr.); her kids, Xoey Taylor and Zavier Patrick James Iceman; and their dad, DJ Iceman and ZayAnna Carrie Langstaff Perkins and her parents, Dale and Ella Langstaff Perkins; special friend and fiancé, Chris Christofferson and his parents, Dennis and Michelle Poni-Cappo Jr.; grandpas and grandmas, Edward Langstaff, Clarence Leftbear Jr., Lila Anderson and Maxine and Raymond Buckles; great-grandmas, Elaine Robertson, Helena Littleghost, Libby Littleghost and Pauline Greywater; special aunty and mom, Ella Langstaff Perkins; godparents, Punky Brown and Spunky Langstaff; aunties and uncles, Donna Langstaff, Lynnette Kelley Vigil, Punky and Craig Brown, William Chief Waanatan Jr., Spunky and Tami Langstaff, Steven Langstaff and Josh and Jackie Langstaff; numerous beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. Those who welcomed Amber home to Heaven; her brother, Alden Cass Black; best friend, Rancee Jo Chaske-Thumb; cousins, Chad Buckles and Jayden Wilkie; grandmas and grandpa, Carrie Redday, Deanna Green, Rachael Langstaff, Susan Langstaff and William Waanatan Sr.; great-grandmas, Eleanor Jetty Langstaff, Viola Marie Jetty and Joanne Marie Matohi Waanatan; great-grandpas, Patrick Langstaff and Jerome Francis Waanatan; great-great-grandma, Algenia Jetty; great-great-grandpa, Frank X. Jetty; aunt and uncle, Larry and Loretta Rogness.