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DeLora Downwind

DeLora Downwind, whose Indian name is Waabiishkii Megwan Ikwe, 59, of Bemidji, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Division of Indian Works, 1001 E. Lake St. in Minneapolis. A wake will begin at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at DIW. Burial will be in Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Thomson-Dougherty Funeral Home of Minneapolis assisted the family with arrangements.

She is survived by her daughters, Karla (Tyrone), Amber, Sherry, Lenora and Kylene; sons, Dean (Danielle), Pedro, Darrin, Frankie, J.P., Jason, Donnie and Xavier; grandchildren; and brothers and sisters.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alberta (Gurno) and Rupert Sr.; and brothers, Mitchell and Kevin.