Christopher F. Whiteshield

Christopher F. Whiteshield, 46 of Grand Forks and the Spirit Lake Nation was deceased on January 26, 2021 at his home.

Visitation will be held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church on Friday, February 5, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with a Rosary and Time of Sharing at 7:00 p.m.  The procession to St. Michael will leave at 4:00 p.m. on Friday from City Plaza in Devils Lake.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the church with Reverend Paul Schuster celebrating the Mass.  Chris will be laid to rest with his mother Tina in the spring.

Pallbearers will be Shawn Guy, Bill Brien, Denzel Guy, Chance Guy, Lee Lenoir Jr., Gabe Guy, Keith Longie and Freeman Whiteshield Sr.  Honorary Bearers will be Sharon Brien family, Teri Brien family, Bill Brien family, Ben Brien family, Doc Brien family, Theresa Knudson family, Bernadine Whiteshield family, Chanda Whiteshield family, Brenda Whiteshield family, Freeman Whiteshield family,  Carole Littleghost family, Jada Longie family, Keith Longie family, Gerald “Jar” Longie family, Feanette Lovejoy family, BlackBull family, Helena Littleghost family, Roger Yankton family, Lois Leben family and the LaCroix family, Phyllis Callous Leg family, Belgarde family, William DeMarce family, Wanda and Florestine Dunn family, Heather Snow, Janelle Guy family, Myrna Whiteshield family, Ivy, Casey and Ashley Lovejoy family and Chris’s many dear friends in Grand Forks and other relatives and friends who Chris loved with all his heart.  If we forgot to name someone, it was not intentional.  We are doing our very best in this sad, heartbreaking time.  Songs by Lake Region Singers.

Christopher Felix, precious son of Tina Marie Whiteshield was born on July 5, 1974 at Devils Lake ND. He grew up on the Spirit Lake Nation, attending school at Four Winds where he played all kinds of sports but his favorite was basketball.  He earned his GED through Cankdeska Cikana Community College and then enrolled at CCCC graduating with an Associates Degree.  While enrolled, Chris worked as a teacher’s aide at the CCCC Head Start.  He decided to further his education and attended UND in Grand Forks.  He enjoyed the city atmosphere, made many new friends and reconnected with old friends and decided to call Grand Forks his home. 

While living in Grand Forks, Chris worked various jobs as he was a jack-of-all trades so had a talent for many things.  He loved to travel, visiting family and friends, always looking for an adventure.  He was a easy going, humble, happy-go-lucky fellow, had a great sense of humor, had many crazy sayings he would use to tease his family with.  He treasured spending time with his nephew Chance Guy and his special best friend brother Shawn Guy and his family.  He loved being a part of such an extended, loving, caring family.  A family who loved him always and a family he would help anyway he could.  He was a very spiritual person who knew and loved his Creator and he treasured the traditional ways.  He felt so very truly blessed to have two Moms; one on earth and one in Heaven. 

Chris’s loving family include his heavenly Mom, Tina Marie Whiteshield; parents Elaine and Duane Guy; brothers Shawn (Leah and Dwayne) Guy, John Guy, and Suna Guy; sisters Neva Whiteshield, Lisa Guy, Michlyn Guy, and Miranda Guy; specials nephew and nieces Lee (Samantha) Lenoir Jr., Kareena Whiteshield, Sherea (Lathan) Lenoir, Kiara Guy and family, Jordain (Chazz Reeves) Bellanger, Denzel Guy, Kadji Tracre, Jerrica Guy, Barbara Guy, Kimora Moore, Denza Moore, Thaine ThunderHawk, Gabe Guy and family and very special nephew Chance Guy and many dear aunts, uncles and cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his mother Tina Marie Whiteshield, other family members and grandparents Lawrence Littleghost Jr. and Courtney Whiteshield-Lara, Brandy Guy, Jon Paul Brien, Felix and Lucy Whiteshield, Mary Louise and Frank Lovejoy, Mary BlackBull, Nita Faye Whiteshield, Doris Whiteshield, Wilson Whiteshield, Dinah Mae Whiteshield, Richard Whiteshield, godparents Angeline and Kenneth LaCroix Sr. and adopted brother Todd A. Yankton.

Posted online on February 02, 2021