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RED LAKE -- The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians is mourning the loss of one of its spiritual advisers. Lawrence Edward Stillday Sr., “Chima’iingan,” died Tuesday at his home in Ponemah.

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Stillday, 70, worked for Red Lake Chemical Health for 14 years. Stillday was a Vietnam veteran. He is survived by his wife, Violet, four sons, a daughter, three adopted children, 25 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, according to his obituary on Cease Family Funeral Homes’ website.

A wake will be held Saturday at the Ponemah Boys and Girls Club with traditional services at 1 p.m. Monday at the Boys and Girls Club. Spiritual Leader Anna Gibbs will be officiating. Interment will be at family burial grounds in Ponemah.

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