Michael Edward Jones, whose Ojibwe name is Anaykamiginong, which means Spirit Tracks, 58, of Rochester, Minn., formerly of Cass Lake, died of natural causes Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at his home.
A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Saint Peters Episcopal Church in Cass Lake with the Rev. John Roth, the Rev. Harold Eaglebull and Lay Pastor Ben Morris officiating. A wake began Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Building in Cass Lake and will continue until the time of services. A meal will be served after the services at the Veterans Memorial Building. Burial will be in Prince of Peace Cemetery in Cass Lake.
Johnson Funeral Home of Rochester assisted the family with arrangements.
Cease Family Funeral Home, Bemidji assisted the family with local arrangements.
He was born Nov. 23, 1950, to Roy "Snooks" Lovelace and Caroline Jones in Cass Lake. He grew up in Cass Lake. He lived in Rochester for the past 15 years. He had been with his significant other, Margaret Hutchins of Rochester, for more than a decade. He enjoyed bead work, going to the casino and helping fellow Alcoholics Anonymous members. He was a proud member of Alcoholics Anonymous Pioneer Club.
He is survived by his children, Michael LaRose of Cass Lake; Jeremy (Amy Fairbanks) Jones of Cass Lake; Michelle (Rogers) Davis-LaRose of Cass Lake; Thomas (Alicia Connors) Jones of Minneapolis, Minn.; Michael (Stephanie Bowstring) Jones of Cass Lake; Mary (Luis Rico-Valbuena) Jones-Valbuena of Minneapolis; Bradley Wallett of Champlin, Minn., and Lisa Wallett of Champlin; 16 grandchildren; special friend, Margaret Hutchins; brothers, Roy Lovelace Jr. of Cass Lake and Richard Day of Minneapolis; and sisters, Anita Lovelace of Minneapolis, Sheryl Lovelace-Charwoods of Cass Lake, Frances Butler of Brooklyn Center, Minn., Roselie Lovelace of Cass Lake, Elaine Sullivan of Minneapolis and Betty Collins of Wasioja, Minn.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson.