OBIT: Tammie L. Putnam

Tammie L. Putnam, 59, of Fort Totten, ND, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, at Trinity Medical Center in Minot, ND. Mass of Christian Burial for Tammie was held on Monday, Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Reverend Paul Schuster celebrating the Mass. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery with her beloved daughter, Kassie. The procession to St. Michael left at 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 24 from the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, ND. Tammie Lou, daughter of Lloyd Robinson and Genevieve Nash, was born on May 23, 1961, in Grand Forks, ND. Tammie grew up and attended school in the St. Michael/Fort Totten, ND area. With hard work and determination, she received her GED and continued on with her education, receiving an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Office Technology through the Cankdeska Cikana Community College where she achieved her goal of making the Dean’s and President’s List. Tammie and Brent Putnam were making a life and home together for several years before their marriage in 2009. Tammie worked for the Spirit Lake Tribe in several capacities, including working at Sioux Manufacturing, Vocational Rehab Center, for many years with Spirit Lake Senior Services, Spirit Lake Planning, Spirit Lake Housing and was now working for Tribal Health, most recently as their Event Coordinator. In her younger years, Tammie loved to dance and ice skate, just like her idle Peggy Fleming. She was the family photographer. She loved to take pictures. She took pictures of family, friends, community events, family get-togethers and all the events she took part in with Tribal Health. She had over 800 pictures on her Facebook page. Tammie had many pets through the years, including her present “best friend”, Princess. She loved to watch “Ellen” and also loved to cook. But her most treasured pictures, her most treasured moments were those with her children and grandchildren and was thrilled to be a great-grandma. Tammie was about helping people. If she saw a need, she helped in any way she could. May she rest in peace. “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Tammie will be greatly missed, forever loved and forever in the hearts of her family including; her husband, Brent; children, Lynn McKay and Robbie McKay; grandchildren, Julian, Felisha, Zoey, Robert, Rocky and Savannah-Rainin, Brysen, Brooklynn, Tia, David and Darbie; great-granddaughters, Avionna and Alayah; sisters, Jane Lamrose, Julie Creed, Elaine Robinson and Gail Nash; many dear nieces, nephews and their families. She was preceded in death by; her mother, Genevieve Nash Jetty; father, Lloyd Robinson; daughter, Kassie; sisters, Francine Lamrose, Lillian Lamrose, Sandra Lamrose Miller; brother, Tom Nash; niece, Misty Dawn Yali; nephews, Todd Belgarde Jr., Craig Dean Carlson and Aaron Nash; aunts, Betty Morin, Beatrice Abrahamson, Marie Baker, Vivian (Dave) Jetty and Doris Morin; and other dear family members. Urn Bearers will be Julian McKay and Rainin McKay. Honorary Bearers are all of Tammie’s many friends, co-workers and relatives.

Posted online on August 25, 2020