September 1, 1951 – Monday, August 19, 2013
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Red Lake, MN
Friday, August 23, 2013
Little Rock Center, Red Lake, MN
Wednesday and Thursday
Beginning at 6:00 PM
Iris Elaine Lussier whose Indian name is Soaring Eagle Woman, Bebaamaash-Giniwikwe passed on to the Spirit World on Monday, August 19th, 2013 at Jordain-Perpich Nursing Home in Red Lake, MN surrounded by her family and friends.
Preceding her passing were her parents, A.Thomas and Verna Lussier, sisters Eva, Gwen, Karen, and brothers, Tom, Daryl, Lee, Rod, and granddaughter Chasity Lussier.
Surviving family include her sister Juanita Lussier, daughter Tori Lussier (Shawn), son Jon Lussier, Sr. (Trisha) six grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Iris was born on September 1st, 1951 to A. Thomas and Verna (Defoe) Lussier in Red Lake, MN. After graduating high school in 1969, Iris went to nursing school in Alburquerque, New Mexico where she received her degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She dedicated her life to nursing until she retired in 2007 due to health problems. She enjoyed playing at the casino, spending time with her family, watching all her grandchildren play, and staying up late watching her favorite TV shows CSI and Law & Order. She was a wonderful, loving, caring woman with a great sense of humor. She enjoyed joking with family and friends and making people laugh. Iris will always hold a special place in the hearts of those that knew her.
A wake for Iris will be held on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 at the Little Rock Center beginning at 6pm and will continue until the day of services which will begin at 1 PM on Friday, August 23, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Red Lake, MN.
Honorary Casket Bearers Shirley McNeal, Shirley Lussier, Rose Barrett, David Roy, Pam Pourier, Joyce Kennedy, Bobbi Ann Lussier, Trish Prentice, Phyllis Gurno, and Rachel Donnell.
Casket Bearers will be Ian Lussier, Julian Lussier, Chase Mason, Tim Lussier, Jon Mason, Cassanova Mason, Devin Lussier, and David Cobenais Jr. (Cub). Alternates: Jesus Lara-Santos and Lief Lussier
Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted assisted the family with arrangements.