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Michael "Bocky" Wayne Kingbird, 36

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Michael "Bocky" Wayne Kingbird, 36, of Minneapolis, formerly of Cass Lake, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, at his home in Minneapolis.

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Veteran's Memorial Building in Cass Lake. A wake will begin today at the Veteran's Memorial Building and continue until the time of the service. Burial will be in Family Burial Grounds in Cass Lake.

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Cease Family Funeral Home of Cass Lake assisted the family with arrangements.

The pallbearers will be Roger Butcher, Jim Kingbird, Darryl Drouillard, Kevin Kingbird Sr., Ivan Wind, Mike Kingbird, Tory Suarez and Matt Morgan.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dave Swanholm, Dan Charnoski, Robert Staples, Dan Kingbird Jr., Doug Staples, Clarence Drouillard, Robert Adams Sr., Ray Pemberton and Ron Hullett Sr.

He was born on Oct. 19, 1972, to Cynthia Lucille Kingbird and Michael Finn in Bemidji. He grew up in the Cass Lake Mission area. He attended Bemidji area schools and the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School in Bena. He attended college at Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis to learn auto-body repair. He met Kristen Swanholm; they moved to Minneapolis together and started a family. He enjoyed being with his family and friends. He enjoyed working on cars, being active in all sports, carpentry, and traveling.

He is survived by his sons, Michael Jr. and Nicholas of Cass Lake; daughter, Lacy of Cass Lake; special friend, Krissy Swanholm of Cass Lake; sisters, Nicole Kingbird of Cass Lake and Kelly (John Wright) Kingbird of Cass Lake; brother, Kevin Kingbird Sr. of Cass Lake; maternal grandfather, Daniel Kingbird Sr. of Bemidji; paternal grandmother, Alverna Finn of Cass Lake; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; maternal grandmother; paternal grandfather and sister, Carmen Kingbird.

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