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October 19, 1929 – Monday, September 3, 2012

Service Information
Red Lake Community Center-Red Lake, Minnesota
Thursday, September 6, 2012
10:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Red Lake Community Center-Red Lake, Minnesota
Tuesday 9/4 & Weds 9/5
beginning at 7:00 P.M.

Phyllis Lorine Jourdain Gi mino na de quay (gifted woman), age 82, of Minneapolis Journeyed to the Spirit World on Monday, September 3, 2012 at her residence.

She was born on October 19, 1929 in Red Lake, Minnesota the daughter of Charles Roberts and Jenny Kelly.

Phyllis was formerly employed as an assembly line worker at Honey Well.

She enjoyed cooking, sewing, bingo and going to casinos. Most of all, she enjoyed her grandchildren and being with her family.

Survived by sons: Roy Roberts and Arthur Bellanger both of Minneapolis, Daniel Bellanger Jr. of Red Lake, Minnesota, Joe “Tiny” Bellanger of Warm Springs, Oregon and Melvin Jourdain of Red Lake, Minnesota; a daughter: Lorraine Bellanger of Coon Rapids, Minnesota; eighteen grand children and twenty-five great grandchildren; brothers: Norman “Butch” Roberts of Minneapolis, Douglas Roberts of Bemidji, Minnesota and Dwight Roberts of Minneapolis; a sister: Alberta Zamora of Minneapolis; many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Phyllis Jourdain will be held on Thursday, September 6th, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at The Red Lake Community Center in Red Lake, Minnesota.

All night wakes will be held on Tuesday, September 4th and Wednesday, September 5th beginning at 7:00 P.M. at The Red Lake Community Center in Red Lake, Minnesota.

Honorary Casket Bearers:
Alicia Jourdain Andrea Kapishkowit
Angela Bellanger Danielle Roberts
Darian Bellanger Farrellyn Bellanger
Laurissa Bellanger Lynae Lawrence
Rolanda Bellanger
Winona Roberts-Spaulding

Casket Bearers:
David Bellanger David Jourdain
Ryan Jourdain Dwight Bellanger Jr.
Darnell Bellanger Christopher Thunder

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

3 Guestbook Entries

  1. Shirleen Blue-Morseau

    Family & friends of Phyllis;
    My heart & thoughts are with you and I pray to the creator to give you strength. She was the best. Always had a smile when I seen her.

  2. Tudi Smith

    My prayers and thoughts are with the family of Phyllis.

  3. diane clarie brown

    Lorraine, Andrea, and the Bellanger/Roberts/Jourdain family,

    Phyllis was special to me in that she treated me also like a daughter when I met her at the Mpls. American Indian Center in the 1980s where she worked as a cook. We both had roots in Redby and beyond. We had many nights of laughter and discussions as I grew to know many of her family, especially those I met before, Lorraine and Antoine.

    Phyllis was a dynamic person and will be in the spirit world. She has many, many to keep looking after!


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