May 23, 1951 – Sunday, January 23, 2011
St. Michael Catholic Church, Spirit Lake
Friday, January 28th, 2011
Eugene Sylvester Redday, age 59, of Burnsville, Minnesota journeyed to the spirit world on Sunday, January 23, 2011at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville.
Eugene was born at Fort Totten, North Dakota to Ione Redday and Lee Fox.
He attended school in St. Michael, North Dakota and moved to Minneapolis in 1969, where he met and married June Lussier.
Eugene was the proud father of eight children.
He worked at various jobs in Minneapolis.
His favorite job was teaching Dakota songs. He taught singing to anyone who wanted to learn.
He loved traveling all over to various pow wows and loved to tell his story about taking students to England to perform.
He enjoyed visiting with his friends and grandchildren and going to the casino.
Eugene didn’t know the word (No). Anyone who needed help, he was always there. Eugene was a pillar of strength and knowledge to his family. He was extremely proud of his Dakota heritage and culture.
He was loved, cherished and will be missed by everyone whose lives he touched.
Survived by sons: Corey Baker, James Lussier, Eugene S. Redday, Jr, Rees Redday, daughters; Shannon Lussier, Sally Redday (Mark Smith), Carol Redday (Vincent Ellis Hernandez), Virginia Redday, special son and special daughter; David Campbell and Raylene Little Wolf; 44 grandchildren; brothers; Lee, Wilmer, Darren, Palmer and Damin, sisters; Amanda, Sharon, Betty, Jackie, and Carol, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Eugene Redday were held on Friday, January 28th at 10:00 A.M. at St. Michael Catholic Church Spirit Lake Reservation. Father Moen was the Celebrant.
Spring Interment St. Michael Cemetery.
All night wakes were held on Tuesday, January 25th at The Minneapolis American Indian Center, Wednesday, January 26th and Thursday, January 27th at St. Michael’s Tech Center on The Spirit Lake Reservation.
Honorary Casket Bearers were:
Alemeda Boxer, Scottie Browneye’s,
Louie Foote, David Larson,
Valerie Larson,Roger Wells,
Mike Owens, Faron Blakely,
Jerry Dearly, Brooks GoodIron,
Chuck Redday, Myron Redday,
Roger Feather, Janice Feather,
Eunice Deane, Raylene LittleWolf,
David Fineday, Darren Redday,
Emmett Redday, Leo Baker,
Darnell Verlend, Jonaleigh Feather,
Denise Feather, David Campbell,
Casket Bearers were:
Crow Belecourt, James Lussier,
Brandon Fineday, Mark Smith,
Vincent Ellis, Mervil LittleWind,
Coby Redday, Darrin Cobenais
The Chilson Funeral Chapel, Winsted, MN is proud to have served the family.