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Nicole Frances LaBlanc, age 40 of Minneapolis, Minnesota Journeyed to the Spirit World on Monday, July 10, 2023 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  She was born on December 16, 1982 in Sisseton, South Dakota the daughter of Stacey LaBlanc and Etta Hart.  She grew up in Sisseton, South Dakota and was a proud member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribe.

Nicole loved to draw; she was very good at it.  She was a very social person and was still friends with everyone from grade school.  After her mother, Etta, passed away Nicole and her siblings lived with her maternal grandmother and grandfather in South Dakota.  She would occasionally go back to the reservation for visits.  After she buried her oldest little girl, she rarely went back and then finally made it a point to stay away.  When she lived in Las Vegas, she held several jobs.  The one she liked was working for the Native America Outreach.  After Santana was born, she wanted to move back to Minneapolis.

Survived by her children: Wiyohpeyata St. Germaine, Lluvia Alfaro and Santana Alfaro; siblings: Danny Blue, Stacey LaBlanc Jr., Melissa LaBlanc, Eric LaBlanc, Alicia LaBlanc, Cheyenne Eastman, Autumn Eastman.  She has many loving friends and relatives who will miss her.

Preceded in death by her father: Stacey LaBlanc Sr., and her mother: Etta Hart; daughter: Canwapaziwin St. Germaine; and many other loving relatives and friends.

An all-night visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 18, 2023 beginning at 5:00 P.M. at the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

A funeral service for Nicole LaBlanc will be held Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Donnette Thompson

    You are in my thoughts and prayers beautiful winyan!!💔🙏🏼

    Donnette Thompson
    Sisseton, SD

  2. Melissa Jeno

    My lil sissy, life will not be the same without you. I go through all the emotions and missing you is never going away. I’ll do my best to help your babies. I love you sissy

  3. Sergio Gabriel Alfaro

    Nicole you will be in my heart forever because you become part of our lives and your legacy are my grandkids Lluvia and Santana. Thanks and big hugs heaven.

  4. Sergio Alfaro Jr

    May you rest in peace Nicole.. you will be apart of my memory always because of our beautiful children Lluvi and Santi…wish you the best after life..we all love will be missed.

  5. Tina Flynn

    I have been searching for you for the last 6 years and I finally found you, sadly! I was very saddened when I came across your obituary! You will always have a special place in my heart. My heart goes out to Lluvia and Santana. I love you and will always miss you Nicole RIP girl


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