DaLynn Traic Lawrence ‘Spanky’, ‘Mato ZuYa Ta Pejuta’ (PAINTED WITH BEAR MEDICINE) age 16, of St. Michael, ND, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2019, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in a rural Fort Totten, ND, area.
DaLynn Traic Lawrence ‘Spanky’, ‘Mato ZuYa Ta Pejuta’ (PAINTED WITH BEAR MEDICINE) age 16, of St. Michael, ND, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2019, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in a rural Fort Totten, ND, area. A visitation will begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1 at the Kateri Tekakwitha Center - 136 1st Street St. Michael, with a Rosary Service at 8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be on Friday, Aug. 2 at 10 a.m. with Fr. Paul Schuster celebrating at St. Michael Catholic Church. Burial will follow services and take place at the ‘In Heaven Cemetery’ on the Cavanaugh homestead, St, Michael. A meal will follow burial services at the Takakwitha Center, St. Michael. Procession will start at the River of Life Church Parking lot 1903 Hwy. 20, Devils Lake, ND, at 4 p.m. Active Casket Bearers are: Talen Lohnes, Joe Azure, Kevin Brown, Roger Yankton III, Doug Yankton, Jr., Leo Delorme, Jr., Addison Greyhorn, Brennon Peltier and Trevor Delorme. Honorary Casket Bearers are: Alfred and Cheryl Laducer, Glen and Loretta Delorme, Dave and Judy LaRocque, Barbara Walking Eagle, Leo and Cookie Delorme, Michael Cavanaugh, Jr., Clifford (Mushrat) Cavanaugh, Bruno Cavanaugh, Jevon Archer, Chucky Camp, Carl Walking Eagle , Jr., Frank and Lakeisha Charboneau, Winona St. Claire, Tracey Chase, Brad Jenson, Frank and Myra Lohnes, Tanya Lohnes, Joran Mckay, Haley Delorme, Winter Bigtrack, Waylon Delorme, Cynthia Alberts, Frank Redroad, Marley Luger, Scottie Chase, Nateisha Delorme, Bronson Walter, Joe and Mary Azure, Catherine Howard, Wesley Bigtrack, Lynn Lawrence, , Winfield Chaske III, Curtis Walking Eagle, Mindy Lawrence, Chelbi Laducer, Glen Jr. and Pamela Delorme, Erik and Heidi Parisien, DJ Delorme, Galen Delorme, Allison Lawrence, Landon Delorme and Tara Dauphinais, Nellie Charboneau, Shirley Driver, Lexi Driver, Belinda Murphey, Loreen Anderson, Robert Lawrence, John Driver, DJ Driver, Joy Azure, Julz Azure, Bobbi Dunn, Jaylen Dunn, Michelle Ironheart, Vicky Gourneau and the many friends and family that sent their heartfelt sympathy through social media. If we missed anyone please know it was not intentional. May God bless each and every one of you that loved Spanky. DaLynn Traic Lawrence ‘Spanky’, was born on Nov. 25, 2002, in Grand Forks, ND, to David Lawrence and Darcie Lohnes. He lived in St. Michael’s with his family. He attended schools at Minnie H Elementary, Warwick Public School and Four Winds High School. He enjoyed many things such as going fishing with his little brother, Chubbs, who would always look forward to his big brother taking him. Spanky also liked the sound of loud exhaust pipes (racking is what he called them) and mudding in his 4x4 and cruising with friends. He would always be in his ‘Gramps’ garage working on his truck using all the tricks of the trade that his big brother, Talen, had shown him. Spanky loved spending time with family and friends especially the “love of his life”, Emilee Driver and his daughter, GraceLynn Faye. The day he and Emilee welcomed their ‘precious-beautiful’ little girl into the world was the most wonderful and unforgettable day ever. GraceLynn added a huge smile to her daddy’s face and sparkle to his eyes. Spanky always had a smile for everyone he met and a gentle heart. He will be forever remembered and greatly missed by his family members and many friends. Spanky survived by; his daughter, GraceLynn Faye Lawrence of Fort Totten; love of his life, Emilee Driver of Fort Totten; mother, Darcie Lohnes, of St. Michael; siblings, Talen (Hochie) (Amber) Lohnes, Dylan (Bud) Lohnes, Stephen (Chubbs) Lohnes; grandparents, Stephen (Butch) and Dianne (Plum) Lohnes, Belva Greyhorn all of St. Michael; nephew, Taison Lohnes; aunts, Chenoa (Scott) Stout, Desiree Lohnes, Belle Lawrence, Melody (Rick) Lawrence, and Fran (Ralph) Greyhorn-Peoples; special cousins, Shawnee Lohnes, Alycia Boe, Aaliyah Boe, Kyree Stout, Miles Stout, and Vic (Tu-Bears) Lohnes; godparents, Rolanda Laducer and Leo Delorme, Jr.; and numerous great-aunts, great-uncles, and many cousins. He was preceded in death by; his father, David Lawrence; uncles, Doug Lawrence, and Vincent (Vinny) Greyhorn; grandfather, Lynn Douglas Lawrence; cousins, Victorio (Tu-Tuff) Camp Jr., Carletta Walking Eagle, and Kynlee Delorme; great-grandparents, Michael (Brownie) and Irene Cavanaugh, Stephen and Rose (Robideaux) Lohnes. Online condolences may be left at www.thenelsonfuneralhome.com. The Nelson Funeral Home of Minnewaukan, ND, is in charge of the arrangements.