June 6, 1949 – Sunday, October 29, 2017
Fort Totten Rec Center, Fort Totten, ND
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
LIttle Rock Comm Ctr and Fort Totten Rec Center
Lee Wayne English, Sr.
Niizhu Makwug (Two Bears)
June 6, 1949 – October 29, 2017
Lee Wayne English Sr (Niizhu Makwug), 68, began his journey to the spirit world on October 29th 2017 in Minneapolis, MN surrounded by his loving family and friends.
All night wake on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Little Rock Community Center, Red Lake, MN at 1:00 PM until 1:00 PM on Monday, November 6, 2017. All night wake on Monday, November 6, 2017 from 6:00 PM until service time on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Fort Totten Rec Center, Fort Totten, ND.
Interment St. Jerome’s Catholic Cemetery, Crowhill, ND.
Lee was born June 6, 1949 to Herman English Sr. and Barbara Lussier in Red Lake. He grew up there until he moved to Minneapolis in 1960 at the age of 11. He attended Vocational High School in downtown Minneapolis where he was a star football player. While there he met his future wife, Marsha Hunt. Soon after high school they married and began their family. They purchased a home in North Minneapolis where the family has resided for 35 years. They celebrated 49 years of marriage in August 2017.
Lee worked hard all his life to provide for his family. He worked in the printing industry. He began as a pressman and ran the largest presses. He later became an ink technician (ink man) and worked for American National Can for over 35 years until his retirement in 2012. Being an Ink Man was a tough job, on your feet the whole day, mixing 55 gallon drums and bringing them to the presses. He would often work 40 days straight most of which were 12 hour days, before getting a few days off and then do it again.
Lee’s favorite past times included golfing with friends and family. He always got the 6am tee time. He loved the MN Vikings, cheering and enjoying the game at home with his children. And of course, he enjoyed having a few. You could always catch him joking, dancing and teasing with his grandchildren which he loved very much.
Survived by his wife Marsha, children; Lee Jr, Nick, Tasha (stash), Tina (Jason). 6 grandchildren; Lynsey, Sheldon, Skylar, Sophia, Carlos “Tiny”, and Baby Lee. 2 great-grandchildren; Alexis and AJ. Sister Sandra (Norman) Mckee, Brother Doug English Sr. And his best friend Lewis Marshall.
Preceded in death by his father Herman English Sr, Sister Bonnie English, Brother Herman Jr. “Lude the Dude”, Step-father Lawrence “Herb” Brown, Nephew Dwight “Wicha” Hunt, and Brothers-in-Law Donnie Hunt and Ronnie Hunt.
Honorary pallbearers, Allen F. English, Sr., Lewis Marshall, Carol English-Hunt, Delores English, Rosie Barrett, Phyllis Sumner, Cheryl Hunt, Myra Hunt, Tony Hunt, Kenneth Hunt
Casketbearers, Stash Hanks, Jason Littlewind, Rusty Hunt, Sheldon English, Skylar English, Ron Hunt, Jr., Delwyn English, Sr., Alex English, and Doug English Jr.