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Services pending at a later date.

Jolene Rae Gill, age 41, of St Paul, MN started her journey to the spirit world on Wednesday, April 1st, 2020. She was born on September 6th, 1978 to Gaylord Ray Gill Sr and Ardis Sailor in Cloquet, MN. Jolene was raised in Sisseton, SD and was an enrolled member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate.

Jolene was raised by her traditionally adoptive parents Delphine Wanna & Ephriam Redearth whom loved and supported her throughout her life. Jolene attended the West side Elementary and Sisseton High School. Growing up she loved gymnastics for the fun of it as well as hanging out with her family. She loved horses and loved to ride when she had the chance. She was always able to accomplish what she put her mind to although there were times her feisty spirit seemed to have her in some kind of predicament which left a lot of cherished memories. As a young lady she was a pipe girl for the Buffalo Lake Wambdi hdeṡka wiwangwacipi/Sundance and was very proud of the Dakota spirituality she was introduced to. She carried with her a sense of the values past. She always made sure people were taken care of whether it be someone to talk to, help lift their spirits or just an ear for someone. When she was young she noticed, when no one else did, that someone needed help and she immediately went to their aid. This is just who she was.

In 1996, she met and married Caeton LaFromboise and of that union were born Tanner & Caleb LaFromboise. After this marriage she birthed a beautiful daughter that she named Talia Gabrielle. Later on in life she gained a traveling spirit and lived out the rest of her life in St. Paul, MN. Jolene was a loving, kind and thoughtful individual to all she met. Her personality left all who knew her with smiles and laughter.

Jolene leaves behind her children Tanner LaFromboise, Caleb LaFromboise and Talia Mountain, her traditionally adoptive parents Delphine Wanna & Ephriam Redearth, her sisters Kaylene Renville, Tonia Gill, Brooklyn Gill, Carlotta Kay Wanna-Strum and Brenda Wanna, her brothers Stacey Wanna, Alois Jeff Wanna and a step brother Michael Wilson; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She’s preceded in death by her mother Ardis Sailor and father Gaylord Ray Gill Sr, her grandparents: Donald Gill Sr & Emily White, her misun/younger brother Gaylord Ray “Gage” Gill Jr, Aunts: Marcella Gill, Amy Crawford, Barbara Mendoza and Janice Gill, Uncles: Cyrus White, Francis Gill, Fred Gill, Archie White, Gilbert Gill and Donald “Ezzy” Gill Jr as well as a niece Lucia Gill and a nephew Quintin “Tiner” Desjarliat.

Pallbeares will be: Craig Wanna, Jayce Wanna, DaVonte Wanna, Derek DeMarrias, Galen DeMarrias, and Wakan Duta Hoksina Gill

Honorary pallbears: Jenny Wanna-Bissonette, Angie DeMarrias, Lyndsey LaCroix-Renville, Hope “Hopey D” DeMarrias, Tasinagiwin Gill-Halbert, Gracie Wanna, Jasmine Belt, Amber Adams, Elizabeth Frenier, and Belva White.

Private family services were held. Interment services will be held at a later date.  The officiating Pastor will be Vern Donnell and Dakota Spiritual Leader Robert Gill.

Jolene will be missed by all who loved her.

15 Guestbook Entries

  1. Kaye

    Rest in Paradise Jolene

  2. Kay

    The sun is shining today, and I thought of your smile and chuckles, and our quiet time of us two chatting!!! You are always in my heart~~ sister ?


    Love you cuz ❤️ rip

  4. Arlene White-Argo

    Love you cousin, Rest In Paradise ??

  5. Tasinagiwin Gill-Halbert

    There are have been days of intense waves of grief as I go about my day some where I just send where I am and cry. I remember all our crazy memories growing up and the things we’ve done in our youth. You were always there Jo, always making sure everyone was ok. I’ll miss our conversations and our messages. I love you Jolene, my beautiful cousin. I will miss you until we meet again. Your Cepanši/Cousin, Tasinagiwin…❤️?

  6. Travis Jarman

    Deepest Sympathy and Condolences to the family. May she Rest in Peace. Many great memories of our school years together. God Bless

  7. Donna Sitake

    Condolences from your Aunt Donna and Uncle Pona and family. Rest in peace and love.

  8. Brenda

    I’m going to miss your beautiful smile, laugh & silly humor. I’m happy you stopped by recently and got a hug from you. I know now you are in a good place. RIP Sister…I love you.

  9. Brenda Gomarko

    She will be missed. She was a beautiful spirit!??

  10. Annissa

    R. I. P my friend

  11. Jeffery LaCroix

    Will miss you dearly Jolene! I will hold onto many fond memories of you in my heart! Rest in peace!???

  12. Jenny

    Rest In Peace Jolene

  13. James Posey

    I miss you so much Jo…. You will always have a place in my heart ❤ . have a safe and peaceful journey….

  14. Donna Sitake

    Condolences and love from your Aunt Donna and uncle Pona and family!!

  15. Dr. Cahuilla K.M Red Elk

    Beloved Jolene. It’s truly an honor to have your service in the Sacred Traditional Way of our People through SunDance and in the life here on Mother Earth among other cultures and People. Gratitude for your Line. In Beauty Here and Now. And In Peace Forever, You Are Loved.
    Dr. Cahuilla *Kaweah Red Elk and family in Colorado California Arizona New Mexico Montana Canada South Dakota and Minnesota. Mitakuye Oyasin???


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