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Jeffrey Wayne Maxwell

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Jeffrey Wayne Maxwell

Jeffrey Wayne Maxwell, age 55, of Red Lake entered the Spirit World on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Havenwood Care Center in Bemidji, Minnesota.

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He was born on July 27, 1958 in Red Lake, Minnesota the son of Shirley Smith and Edward Maxwell.

Jeffrey graduated Red Lake High School in 1976. Shortly after graduation he started working at the Redby Mill until it shut down.

Jeffrey was the first Red Lake Nation Brave.

He lived his whole life in Red lake where he met his life long companion Donna Jones of twenty nine years.

Jeffrey enjoyed watching football, wrestling, listening to Country music, going to the races in Bemidji and was part of a pit crew, going to the movies and making his rounds.

Survived by his loving companion: Donna Jones; his mother: Shirley Maxwell; sisters: Collette Maxwell, Valencia Smith and Becky Stillday; a brother: Craig Maxwell; two special granddaughters: Yolanda and Alycia Infante; step daughter: Becky Infante; nine nephews and a niece.

He was preceded in death by his father: Edward Maxwell, grandparents: Earl and Carrie Downfeather and a nephew: Duane Maxwell.

All night wakes will be held on Wednesday, January 8th and Thursday, January 9th beginning at 12 Noon at The Red Lake Community Center.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 10th at 1:00 P.M. at The Red Lake Community Center. Father George Ross will be officiating. Drum Groups will be "Battle River" and "Ojibwe Singers".

Interment will follow at the Episcopal Cemetery in Red Lake.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be Jerome Strong, Maurice "Jacko" Thunder, Richard Barnett Sr., Clayton Strong Sr., Darrell Johnson, Steve Johnson Sr., Robert Charniski, Edward Lussier, Charles Charniski Sr., Julius "

Toady" Thunder, Robert Pemberton Sr., Ruxford Strong Sr., Wilfred Strong, James Parkhurst Sr. and Dana Lyons Sr.

Casket Bearers will be Earl Jones Jr., Rudy Infante, William "Billy" Chaboyea, Donovan English, Justin "Dusty" Smith and Brian Maxwell.

Alternate Casket Bearers will be Harlow Spears and Russell Nelson.

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

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