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Willard Marvin Lajeunesse, age 85 journeyed to the Spirit World on November 25, 2021 at his residence in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  He was born on April 11, 1936 in Red Lake, Minnesota the son of Sophia White. He was an enrolled member of the Red Lake Tribe.   Willard was employed as a truck driver. He enjoyed playing Bingo, the lottery and spending time with his family, enjoying watching Sunday football games with them.

Survived by his 7 children: Michael Lajeunesse, Linette Lajeunesse, Roger Kingbird, Shontal Lajeunesse – Mishow, Sophia Redday, Crystal Redday and Amber Lajeunesse; grandchildren: Daniel, Alisia, Nathan, Devin, Marianna, Antavia, Constance, Ciara, Sonama, Sonte, numerous other grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; siblings: Carole and Markie.

Preceded in death by his mother: Sophia White; granddaughters: Phyllis and Justine; siblings: Alma, Agnes, Phyllis, Jack, Robert and LeRoy.

A Memorial service for Willard will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 12:00 (Noon) to 5:00 P.M. at Little Earth, 2501 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404.

The Chilson Funeral Home assisted the family with funeral arrangements.

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  1. Tamra Redday

    My condolences to his family..I am a Redday from SD, curious to see know where his Redday family came from.


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