Robert A. (Bob Gray) Graywater “Hehaka Wanzi” (One Elk), 74, of Ft. Totten, ND, passed away on Thursday evening, Feb. 27, 2020, at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND.
Robert A. (Bob Gray) Graywater “Hehaka Wanzi” (One Elk), 74, of Ft. Totten, ND, passed away on Thursday evening, Feb. 27, 2020, at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND. A rosary and prayer service will be held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church on Wednesday, March 4 at 7 p.m. The procession to St. Michael’s Church will leave Devils Lake City Plaza at 4 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church on Thursday, March 5 at 10 a.m. with Father Paul Schuster celebrating the Mass. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Robert Allen was born on March 26, 1945, at Ft. Totten, the son of Elizabeth (Robertson) and Alex Graywater Sr. Robert attended school at Maddock School. He joined United States Army on Sept. 9, 1966, and remained on active duty until Sept. 6, 1968, and then the Army Reserve until Sept. 8, 1972. Robert served his country with honor and was a Vietnam Veteran. He had various employment such as Fort Totten Police Department, Sioux Manufacturing Corporation, Ed’s Off-Sale, Marie Johnson’s Grocery Store in Fort Totten. In the Fall of 1983, Robert started working for the BIA Branch of Facilities Management as a custodial worker at Four Winds school and retired in 2003. In his free time, you could find him gambling at the casino on the machine, or in the slot tournaments. If you didn’t see him at the casino you could find him at home watching The Andy Griffith Show, Bonanza, Judge Judy, Judge Joe Brown, or The People’s Court. Robert is survived by; special granddaughter, Winona “the Weasel” Graywater; sons, Rob (Carol) Graywater, Dennis Graywater, Wayne (Jen) Black, Dustin (Shirley) Black, Wayne Graywater and Austin Herman; brother, Kenneth (Beverly) Graywater; sisters, Renae (James) LeNoir, Sonta (Dean) Dauphinais and Della Belgarde; step-sisters, Beverly LaBelle, Barbara Robertson and Brenda Robertson; step-brother, Wilbert (Judy) Robertson; 28 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; hunka daughters, Inez and Tamara Belgarde; many nieces and nephews also survive. Robert is preceded in death by; his daughter, Bobby Allen Graywater; son, Troy Woods; parents, Alex and Elizabeth; step-father, Jerry; brothers, Richard, Alex Jr, Michael, Andrew “Chuck”, Isreal and Damion Graywater; sisters, Delemma and Pamela Graywater; many nieces and nephews. Active Casket Bearers will be: Kenneth (KJ) Graywater Jr, Cody Graywater, Darwin ThreeIrons, Koltin ThreeIrons, Charles Black, Jaylan Black, Latrell Black and Dawson Black. Honorary Bearers will be Andrew Shaw Sr., POW and all Spirit Lake Veterans. Military honors by Spirit Lake VFW Post No. 6547.