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Madge “Magi” Spears, “Misko-Bineshiiban” (Red Bird Women) age 71 of North Branch, Minnesota Journeyed Spirit World on December 13, 2023 at her home in North Branch, Minnesota.  She was born on March 23, 1952 in Red Lake, Minnesota the daughter of Jerome Spears and Lillian Waubuno Stand.

Magi enjoyed traveling, visiting interesting places in her RV, attending and dancing at powwows, gardening, sewing, cooking and playing Word Blitz with her friends and friends. Her favorite music genres were country and R & B (Motown) and cheering on her favorite quarterback, Patrick Mahomes. She worked as a Personal Care Attendant for the Circle of Life Home Care in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Survived by sons: Benjamin LaGarde, Arnold (Keonna) Belgarde, Joe (Nicole) Belgarde; daughter: Elise (Kyle) LaGarde; brothers: Joseph Spears, Michael Stand Sr., Arnold Stand Jr., Virgil Roy, Darren Roy and Jerome Roy; sisters: Roberta Elliott, Eileen Stand, Roxann Stand-Anoka, Diane Stand, Valerie LaFave, Elizabeth Roy, Virginia Roy; 30 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; many other loving relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her father: Jerome Spears; mother: Lillian Waubuno Stand; grandchildren: Aloyta LaGarde, Desmus Belgarde, and Alex LaGarde; brothers: Duane Stand, John Roy, Harlan Roy, Darryl Roy; sisters: Cheryl Seino, Ivy Stand – Southard

An all-night visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 19, 2023 Drum group: 5:00 P.M. service beginning at 6:00 P.M. at the Church of Gichitwaa Kateri in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

An all-night visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 beginning at 6:00 P.M. at the Ponemah Community Center in Ponemah, Minnesota.

A funeral service for Madge Spears will be held on Thursday, December 21, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. at the Ponemah Community Center in Ponemah, Minnesota.

Officiating: Binesi Dagoshin – Zach Earley

Honorary Casket Bearers will be Madge’s Loving family and friends.

Casket Bearers will be Aza Ochoa, Joe Artishon, Avery Lagarde, Austin LaGarde, Tommy Belgarde, Ayden Belgarde, Jayden Belgarde, Jamie Hall and Kyle Heisler

Interment will be held at the Spears family cemetery in Ponemah, Minnesota.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota assisted the family with funeral arrangements. On-line condolences can be directed to

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