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September 23, 1937 – Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Service Information
St. Michael’s Catholic Church in St. Mi
Thursday, February 17, 2011
10:00 A.M.

Visitation Information

In Loving Memory of Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Dear Friend, Dolores Theresa (Davis) Lohnes (Big Dee) 73, of St. Michael, ND began her Spiritual Journey on February 9, 2011, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN.
A wake service for Dolores will be held at the St. Michael’s Recreational Center, St. Michael, ND on Wednesday February 16, 2011 beginning at 5:00 pm. The procession to St. Michael will leave at 4:00 pm on Wednesday from Wal-Mart.
Mass of Christian Burial for Dolores will be held on Thursday February 17, 2011 at St.Michael’s Catholic Church, St. Michael, ND. Fr. Brian Moen, Fr. Charles Luete and Fr. Edward Sherman will celebrate the mass. Music in the church will be provided by Daniel (Speedy) Delorme and Keith Idland. Burial will be in the spring at St. Michael’s Cemetery, St. Michael, ND.
Music will also be provide by the Spirit Lake Drum Group, Daniel (Speedy) Delorme, Keith Idland, Sharon & Debbie Keplin and any others are welcome to share their music.
Serving as Active Pallbearers for Dolores will be grandsons, Richard Black Jr., Randall Gourneau Jr., Kenneth Lohnes Jr., Brandon Burdick, Phillip Davis, Phillip Lohnes Jr.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Ruth (Tiny) Lunde, Mary Charboneau, Eunice Whiteman, Patricia (Pat) Wanna & Family, Corrine Brown, Marie Baker & Family, Joe Lawrence Sr., Silas Ironheart, Daniel (Speedy) Delorme, Sharon Keplin, Debbie Keplin, Linus Davis, Delemma Graywater, Sally Lena, Willie Grant, Jessie & Alice Martell, Bradey Grant, Yvonne Thompson, Paul Mathney, All Spirit Lake Casino Co-workers, All Spirit Lake Elders, Deacon Frances Davis & Mary Lou, Joseph Brown, Elmer Brown, Todd Stephen, Donald Belgarde Sr., Debbie Adams, Mary Nicholson Ketterling, Jeff Wahl, Michael Thompson Jr., Mary Lou Fallis, Diane Lohnes, Myra Pearson, Florence Joshua, Robert Thompson, Pauline Graywater, Helena Littleghost, Lori Brown, Cynthia Alberts, George Cavanaugh Sr., Robert Graywater Sr., Carl WalkingEagle, Marty & Stevie Davis, Dolores Malattere, Donna Johnson, Rolland Davis. If we forgot to mention a name, it was not intentional, we ask for your understanding and forgiveness as we grieve the loss of our loved one.
Dolores was born on September 23, 1937 at Belcourt Hospital, Belcourt ND to Peter and Alma (Grandboise) Davis. Dolores was educated in Belcourt, Fort Totten and Stephan SD until the time of her father’s death and remained at home to help her mother with her brothers and sisters. In 1956 she went to California and became a Telephone Operator. Dolores returned to Belcourt and made her home there until she met her husband Richard Lohnes and moved to St. Michael, ND in 1961. Dolores worked in Tioga, ND as a waitress for awhile and babysat for a number of years. Dolores also worked at The Ranch, Head Start Program, Sioux Manufacturing Corporation and St. Judes for a number of years and was employed at Spirit Lake Casino and Resort as a Receptionist up until the time of her death.
Dolores is survived by her daughters Anita(Doug) Black, Devils Lake, and Lila (Randall) Gourneau, Belcourt, Sons Lyle (Laurie) Davis, Minot, Kenneth (Brenda) Lohnes, Crow Hill, Philip (Bonnie) Lohnes, St. Michael, Sisters Corrine Chaske, Oberon, Caroline(Martin) Chavez, San Jose, CA, Rita Belgarde (Gerald Fossen), Maddock, Mary McKay, Belcourt, Bernita (Gregg) Lonetree, Eagan, MN, and Marlene (John) Davis, Belcourt, ND. Brothers Lloyd (Alice) Davis, and Peter (Harlene) Davis, all of Belcourt, ND., 26 Grand Children and 24 Great Grand Children, 34 nieces and nephews. Adopted grandson Dequan Keo, Adopted Sons: All Nephews, Jason Thompson, Darwin Brown, Glen Abraham, Victor Jackson Sr., Timothy LaCroix, Vincent LaCroix, Jimmy LaCroix, Donald (Sonny) Belgarde, Jermmy & Jamie Belgarde, and the late Mark Lufkins. Adopted Daughters: All Nieces, Barbara Jackson, Sandra Miller, Jane Lamrose, Elaine Robinson, Tammy McKay & Debbie Morin.
Dolores is preceded in death by her husband Richard Lohnes, sons, Carl and Ricky Lohnes, Granddaughter Danisha Black, Grandson Nichol Lohnes & Great-Grandson Dustin Dauphinais, Mother and Father Pete and Alma Davis, Sisters Viola Lawrence and Antoinette Ironheart, Grandparents Alexander Davis and Adele Laverdure, In-laws James and Emma Lohnes, Special Friend Daniel Greene Jr., Niece Carol Ann Lawrence, Nephews David (Davie) Lawrence, Virgil W. McKay II, and many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends.

3 Guestbook Entries

  1. Mary Ketterling

    Kenny, Anita and all of Delores’ family –
    I just looked at the Journal on-line and was so surprised and saddened to read about your Mother.
    Delores had such great spirit and was one of a kind. We shared a lot of laughs. She was one of the people I always looked forward to seeing when I got back to the Casino. Hang on to all of your good memories. God Bless.

  2. Theresa (Tari) Owlboy

    My prayers to the entire family of Delores. I had the privilege of being her friend and co-worker. She was an amazing woman. Your memory will always remain with us.

  3. Harold & Cathy Smith

    It is hard to believe you are gone. As the Resort Dierctor at Spirit Lake Casino for over ten years, the best part of my day was always seeing your beautiful smiling face. You were such an elegant lady. Your easy going and always frendly nature always made an otherwise bad day plesant. My wife and I will truly miss your kind nature and gracious spirit. We both loved you dearly. Harold and Cathy Smith
    Rio Rancho, New Mexico.


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