Elverna Lucille Finn, "Ish Kwe Biik - Last Lady," 81, of Cass Lake, died Friday, March 6, 2009 at the Havenwood Care Center in Bemidji.
Funeral Services will be 11:00 am, Monday, March 9, 2009 at St. Charle's Catholic Church in Cass Lake, MN with Father Anselm Thevarkunnel officiating. A visitation will be from 6:00-9:00 pm Sunday, March 8, 2009, at the Pike Bay Town Hall in Cass Lake, MN, and one hour before the services at the church. Interment following cremation, will be in the spring.
Arrangements are with the Cease Family Funeral Home of Cass Lake.
She was born on November 27, 1927, in Cass Lake, MN, the daughter of Jacob and Josephine (Smith) Munnell. She was raised in Cass Lake, attending school there, and also in Flandreau, SD. She worked outside of the home occasionally, as a nurse's aide at the Cass Lake PHS Hospital, and for the BIA in Bemidji, as a realty tech. She was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church in Cass Lake. She loved to go to rummage sales, read, and visit with her friends and family. Elverna was first and foremost a mother and grandmother. To her, everyone was special and worthy of love. Her caring for others, her compassion, and love of life was shown through her always having room in her house or at her table for those who needed shelter, or a good meal. She was "Mom" and "Gramma" to many besides her own family. She felt that if something was worth having, then it was worth sharing with others. She had a great sense of humor, that endeared her to those fortunate enough to spend some time conversing with her. Elverna's life is embodied in two words "Caregiver" and "Mom."
She is survived by her: children, Mick Finn of Cass Lake, Susie Morris of Cass Lake, Skip Finn of Cass Lake, Jerry Finn of Cass Lake, Pat Finn of Cass Lake, Randy Finn of Cass Lake, Deb Suchon of Steven's Point, Wisc., and Jewell Finn of Cass Lake, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, 3 brothers, son Mike Finn, daughter Holly Rae Finn, granddaughters Amanda Finn, Byrd Morris, grandsons Barry Northbird Finn, and Michael Kingbird.