OBIT: James K. Goodhouse Sr.

James K. Goodhouse Sr., 42, of the Fort Totten, Spirit Lake Nation began his journey to the Spirit World on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at 4:50 p.m. at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Visitation was held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, ND, on Monday, Aug. 10 from 2 until 5 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 5 p.m. A procession to Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Fort Totten, ND, will leave on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 1 p.m. with the Mass of Christian Burial at 2 p.m. with Reverend Charles Leute OP celebrating the Mass. James will be laid to rest in St. Jerome's Cemetery, Crow Hill ND. Social distancing and masks as necessary will be a part of all services. Please keep your health and safety and that of others in mind when attending services. James Kenneth Goodhouse Sr. was born on Dec. 20, 1977, in Devils Lake, the son of Kenneth K. Goodhouse and Cecelia “Kixie” Cavanaugh. He was reared and educated in Fort Totten, West Fargo and also attended the Quentin Burdick Job Corps in Minot, ND. James moved from Fort Totten, Fargo, Newtown and Moorhead before coming back home to live in Fort Totten. James worked at odd jobs and day labor jobs over the years while living in the Fargo/Moorhead area. On Jan. 25, 2000, James and Raven Thompson were blessed with the birth of a son, Trevon Goodhouse. They later welcomed three more kids, Jaydin, Shayleen and James Jr. James enjoyed spending time with his family and especially time with his grandkids. James’s loving family members include; his mother, Cecelia “Kixie” Cavanaugh; his siblings, Kenzie Goodhouse, Kenny Goodhouse and Kerry (JayDean Alberts) Wolff; his children, Trevon Goodhouse, Jaydin Goodhouse, Shayleen (James LoveJoy) Goodhouse and James Goodhouse Jr.; grandchildren, Jameson Goodhouse and Jaylynn LoveJoy; aunt, Agnes (Cornelle) Cavanaugh; uncle, Conrad Cavanaugh; nieces, nephews and many other dear relatives. He was welcomed home to the Spirit World by; his Lord; his father Kenneth Goodhouse; brother, Kendall (Cavanaugh) Goodhouse; grandparents, Tim and Kathleen Cavanaugh; aunts, Claudette Cottonwood and Adeline Cavanaugh; and many beloved family, cousins and friends. Casket Bearers will be: Marty Greywater, Robbie Cavanaugh, Camron Howard, Presley Howard, Darcy Longie, Frank de la Paz, JayDean Alberts and Austin Smith. Honorary Bearers will be: Jason Littlewind, Richard Olson, Owen McKay, Taurean Goodhouse, Charles Walker, Garrett Mudgett, Damien Blackbird, Butch Cavanaugh, Ronna Neidlinger, Chico Diaz, Crystal Littleghost, Woody Longie, Kurt T, Duane Littlewind, Zack Thumb, Rena Lohnes, Doris Desjarlais and family, James Tomahawk, Timothy Cottonwood and William “Bill” Tomahawk.

Posted online on August 11, 2020