December 24, 1953 – Sunday, April 17, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Percy L. Vilas, age 57, journeyed to the Spirit World on Sunday, April 17, 2011 in Brainerd, MN.
He was born on December 24, 1953 in White Earth, MN the son of Robert Vilas Sr. and Maggie Stone.
Percy honorably served his Country in The United States Marines.
Percy lived in Ponsford and after he returned from the Marines he lived in Minneapolis and then moved to White Earth the last couple years.
He was employed as an auto mechanic and he was a good one!
Percy enjoyed going to the casino, playing cribbage, bingo, listening to country western music, being a chaffeur, visiting friends and loved ones.
He was a member of White Earth Band of Ojibwa.
Survived by significant other: Inez Hart of Brainerd; sons: Robert Butcher & Percy French; daughters: Kiaria Pacheco & Laureen French; 8 grandchildren; brothers: Eugene R. Stone Sr. & Robert W. Vilas Jr.; sisters: Vienna Gordon, Jeannie Hill, Violt Vilas & Toni Vilas; other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents: Robert W. Vilas Sr. and Maggie Stone Vilas, a brother: Rodney Vilas and by a sister: Yvette Brinkley.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Percy Vilas will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, April 26th at St. Theodore Catholic Church in Ponsford, MN. Interment will follow at in Ponsford.
All night wake will be held on Monday, April 25th beginning at 7:00 PM at Pine Point School.
Honorary Casket Bearers will be Gary Jackson, Gene Rock, Brian Tibbits, Paul Benjamin, Robert Percy, Roger Dorr, Bob Johnson, Melvin Goodman, Ralph Goodman and Louie Warren.
Casket Bearers will be Leroy Gordon, Robert Vilas III, Kevin Hill, Darrell Vilas, Donald Blackhawk and Rodney Vilas.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, MN is serving the family.