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June 19, 2002 – November 18, 2022

Mario Arthur Yanez, MaKoons “Bear Cub” of Bear Clan,
age 20, of Red Lake Journeyed to the Spirit world on Friday,
November 18, 2022. He was born on June 19, 2002 in
Bemidji the son of Melanie Sumner.
Mario was an intelligent kid. He excelled in math on
his way to become a prodigy in math. The late father Jerry
Rogers requested him to go to St. John’s Preparatory
School in St. Cloud, Minnesota on a scholarship. He
learned to play the piano on his own. He liked reading a
variety of books, watching movies and playing basketball.
Due to the circumstances of his parents and loss of family
and friends, caused him to give up on his education. Mario
was an affectionate and loving person that would be there
to listen, regardless of his situation, Mario always had a
special place in his heart for Bella. He especially loved his
daughter the loves of his life!
Survived by his daughter: Briseis Brown of Cass Lake;
special friend: Bella Brown of Cass Lake; mother: Melanie
Sumner of Red Lake; brothers: Marcus (AhnDraya) Yanez
Jr. and Bryan (Chasity) Sumner, Richard “John” Sumner;
sisters: Maria Yanez, Simone Sumner and Mataeya Sumner
all of Red Lake; aunt: Juanita Yanez of Minneapolis;
uncles: Preston Sumner, Richard Sumner Jr., Rodney
Spears Sr. and Burt (Doyla) Redeagle all of Red Lake and
Antonio (Mona) Yanez of Cass Lake; many other relatives
and friends.
Preceded in death by maternal grandparents Mary and
Richard Sumner Sr.; paternal grandparents Katherine and
Torivio Yanez Sr., aunts Carmen and Sally Yanez and
Michelle “Mushy” Spears; uncles Brian, Lester and Greg
Sumner, Torivio “Chulo” Yanez Jr., Laverne Arthur;
cousins Miah Robertson, Edward Fisher Sr., Celeste
and Jeremy Yanez and Angela Beaulieu.

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