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Agnes 'Dolly' Margaret Wakefield

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Agnes 'Dolly' Margaret Wakefield

Dolly Wakefield, Giiwitaakamigookwe (Everlasting Sky Lady), 64, of Cloquet, Minn., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was born on April 30, 1949, in Chisholm, Minn., to Joseph and Agnes (Rafinski) Wakefield.

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Dolly was an enrolled member of the Leech Lake Band and a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a degree in psychology. She had worked many years for Mash-Ka-Wisen as a counselor for Native American people. She later was employed by the Fond du Lac Ojibwe School assisting youth with culture and language. Dolly had been a spokesperson for the National Board of Nursing regarding natural medicines and healing. She also worked for the M.C.T. and Black Bear Casino Resort. Dolly's hobbies included sewing, gardening, powwows and cultural activities. Dolly devoted her life to giving and helping others. She had a vibrant sense of humor and tireless personality.

Dolly was preceded in death by her parents; brothers James, Joseph and Raymond Wakefield and Michael Roses; sister, Vivian Hoshal; and granddaughter Casey Ojibway.

She is survived by her son, Chad (Lee) Kettelhut; daughters, Tracy Fogelberg, Terri (Gordon) Ojibway, Cristal (Pete) Diver and Jodie (Keelan) Lockling; 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brothers Dennis (Marge) Wakefield and Ed (Carol) Wakefield; sisters, Doris Groce and Florence (Robert) Johnson; and spiritual sisters and brothers Devern, Dale, Eloise, Betty Jackson.

Visitation began at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 14, in the Fond du Lac Head Start Gymnasium where traditional services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15.

The family would like to thank St. Luke's Hospice and Superior View Innovative Living for the outstanding and compassionate care given to Mom. A special thank you also to Dannell Savage for all her work.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Care, Cloquet. See the online guest book at www.nelsonfuneralcare.net.

January 16, 2014 ~ Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn.

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