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September 8, 1918 – Sunday, August 9, 2009

Service Information
All Nations Indian Church – Minneapolis
Thursday, August 13, 2009
11:00 AM

Visitation Information

Cordelia Isabelle (Bagley) Hatlen ‘Aychewazhid Cahgayiguning Ikwe’ (Flies Across the Water Woman), age 90, passed on to the spirit world on August 9, 2009 at home surrounded by her family in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

She was born on September 8, 1918 in a wild rice camp near Ponsford, Minnesota to Michael and Louisa (Hanks) Bagley. She married Fred Hatlen in December 1950 and they spent their lives together raising their children, many nieces, nephews and grandchildren in Ponsford, MN and Redby, MN until he passed away. Cordelia then spent her time in Bemidji, Detroit Lakes and Minneapolis with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed going to the casino, speaking the Ojibwa language, playing cards, traveling and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren making each one feel special. She will be remembered for her quick witted wonderful sense of humor. She was loved, respected and known by many as “Granny”, putting a smile on everyone’s face she met.

Cordelia is survived by her sisters: Frances Strong of Redby, MN and Marie Bonga, of Monroe, WA. Her children: Joyce Roy of Detroit Lakes, MN, Rodney (Joyce) Skadsheim of Black Duck, MN, Adeline (Dave) Goodman of Minneapolis, MN, Diane Hatlen of Minneapolis, MN, Beda (Kris) Dudley of Bemidji, MN and Charles Hatlen of Fargo, ND. Twelve grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, five brothers, one sister and a son: Samuel Skadsheim.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 11:00 AM at All Nations Indian Church – 1515 E. 23rd Street, Minneapolis, MN. Visitation will be held from 5-8 PM Wednesday with a Prayer Service at 7:00 PM at the church. Further visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Interment will follow at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at 12:30 PM in assembly area #6.

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Allura May

    My sincere condolences to the family of Cordlia. You were very lucky to have such a beautiful person in your life for such a long time, my prayers are with all of you at this of need.
    With sincere sympathy
    Allura May
    Red Lake

  2. Georgia Downwind

    I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing, she was such a wonderful & kind hearted woman. You were all blessed with 90 years of being her favorite people in the world. She will never be forgotten and will be in your hearts forever.
    Take care.. Georgia Lee

  3. Brian Seki

    I am so sorry about your loss. I will miss granny deeply…
    Brian Seki

  4. jackie sayers

    I am sending my Condolences to the Family of Cordelia (granny). She will be greatly missed by my family in Red Lake. She was an inspiration to all that met her. I loved her great sense of humor, always pleasant to me and my family and others’ that known her. I will Miss you Granny.


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