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Francis Redroad

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Francis G. Redroad, 68 of St. Michael ND passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2022 at his home.

A Wake will be held on Monday, April 18, 2022 at the Tekakwitha Center, St. Michael beginning at 5:00 p.m. The procession to St. Michael will leave on Monday at 4:00 p.m. from City Plaza. The Funeral Service will be at 10:00 a.m. also at the Tekakwitha Center with Richard Street officiating. Burial and Military Honors will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Francis Gene Redroad was born on October 19, 1953 at Devils Lake ND. He grew up in St. Michael and attended school there. In 1969 he attended Kicking Horse Job Corp in Montana and was certified as a Heavy Equipment Operator. Francis entered the United States Marine Corps on August 25, 1972 and served with the 5th Marine 1st Marine Division. He was discharged on February 2, 1976. He returned to the Spirit Lake Nation and worked for the tribe in a variety of jobs. He retired several years ago. In his younger years he broke horses. In retirement, he was an active member of the Spirit Lake VFW Honor Guard and enjoyed throwing horseshoes and participated in many tournaments. Francis is survived by his loving family which includes his sister Gloria Redroad; special friend Cynthia Alberts and her granddaughter who they raised Juliana Alberts; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Donald Redroad and sister Grace Redroad.

Honorary Casket Bearers is Stephan Butch Lohnes and Active Casket Bearers will be Victor Lee Jackson, Peter Owlboy Sr., Peter Owlboy Sr., Robert “Bob” Charboneau Sr., Marty Alex, Duane Jackson Jr., and Eugene Hale.

Posted online on April 12, 2022

Published in Devils Lake Journal