Ninyo Raul Mendez

Ninyo Raul Mendez

St. Michael - Ninyo Raul Mendez, 22 of St. Michael ND began his journey to the Spirit World on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at rural St. Michael ND.

The Wake for Ninyo will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2021, at the St. Michael Wellness Center beginning at 5:00 p.m. with a time of prayer and remembrance at 7:00 p.m. led by Reverend Larry Thiele. The procession to St. Michael will leave at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday from City Plaza in Devils Lake. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, August 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church with Reverend Paul Schuster celebrating the Mass. Music will be provided by Tony and Vina McDonald and all Drum Groups and Singers are welcome to share their music in memory of Ninyo. Ninyo will be laid to rest in St. Michael's Cemetery, next to his mother Carla.

Ninyo began his earthly journey on December 14, 1998, in Grand Forks ND, the precious son of Raul Mendez and Carla Littleghost. He attended Warwick Public School, Four Winds and Devils Lake High School. He worked various jobs in the Lake Region including McDonald's, WalMart, Taco Johns and Burger King. Ninyo was an animal lover, especially puppies and dogs.

In 2015, Trinity Hunt came into his life, and they were the proud parents of son Nova (born 2017) and daughter Mya (born 2018). His children were the apple of his eye, his pride and joy, at the mention of their names his face would light up. Ninyo loved taking his kids to the park and going for walks with them.

Ninyo enjoyed listening to music and then getting together with his brothers and making their own style of music. He liked to go fishing and hunting with his brother BJ and cousin Winter.

Ninyo was an amazing Dad, loving son, brother, grandson, cousin and friend. We return Ninyo to the loving arms of his Lord and to his Mom and Dad and other relatives who have gone on to the Spirit World. We love you with all our hearts and will miss you always.

Ninyo's loving family include his children Nova and Mya; brothers Richard DeMarce and Angel Nijar; nephews Zayden Lenoir and Liam Nelson; nieces Miyani Lenoir and Zoriah DeMarce; grandmothers Helena Waanatan Littleghost and Elizabeth Waanatan Littleghost and the Blueshield ladies; uncles Richard Littleghost and Mark Littleghost; aunties Roberta Littleghost, Bonita Littleghost, Renita Shaw, Johanna Hunt, Marva Tollefson, Marilyn Littleghost and Leticia Littleghost; his buddy Marco.

He was preceded in death by his father Raul Mendez; his mother Carla R. Littleghost, uncles Rodney, Robert, Byron and Francis Littleghost, aunties Sandra Tenequer, Lesa Littleghost and Eva Littleghost, grandmothers Pauline Graywater, Elaine Robertson, Mary Littlewind, Laverne Littleghost, Arlene Littleghost and Melinda Littleghost, grandpas Eugene Littleghost, Lawrence Littleghost, Leroy Littleghost and Jerome Waanatan, niece Mary BigTrack and nephew Wesley BigTrack Jr.

Pallbearers will be Tracy Albert, Richard Littleghost, Michael DeMarce, Wesley BigTrack, Ashton Littleghost, Michael Little Sr. and Rustin Hunt Sr. Honorary Bearers will be Trinity Hunt, Renita and Bud Shaw, Johanna Hunt family, Clarice Lawrence and family, Vina and Tony McDonald, Wesley BigTrack Sr. and family, Larry and Darla Thiele and family, John and Marva Tollefson family, Rena Lohnes and family, Debbie Cavanaugh, Elton DeMarce, Gwen Lenoir, Wiggs and Megan Anderson and family. Special thank you to Devils Lake Ambulance and Fort Totten Fire Department.

Posted online on August 16, 2021