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Dorothy Ann Benais, 67

Dorothy Ann Benais, 67, of Red Lake, died Saturday, April 12, 2008, at her home in Red Lake. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Mission Catholic Church in Red Lake with the Rev. Pat Sullivan officiating. A wake began Mond...

Dorothy Ann Benais, 67, of Red Lake, died Saturday, April 12, 2008, at her home in Red Lake.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Mission Catholic Church in Red Lake with the Rev. Pat Sullivan officiating. A wake began Monday at the Little Rock Community Center in Red Lake and will continue until the time of the service. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Mission Catholic Cemetery in Red Lake. The Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidji assisted the family with arrangements.

Active pallbearers will be Simon Weise Jr., Steven Bedeau Sr., Douglas Beaulieu Jr., Julian Benais, Rueben Wind III and Llewellyn Benais. Alternates will be Lyle Benais, James Roper and Kevin Hart Sr.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lauren Benais, Lucinda Ryan, Tara Ryan, Lorene Lyons, Darcel Lyons, Jane Benais, Sherrill Stillday, Ariana Butcher, Koren Cloud and Kendra Cloud.

She was born March 9, 1941, to Simon Frank Weise and Sophie (Howard) Weise in Red Lake. She attended St. Mary's Catholic School. On March 11, 1961, she married James John Benais Sr. in Clearbrook. She was grateful for her six children. She enjoyed playing cards, puzzles, puzzle books, and watching the Food Network Channel. She dearly loved her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

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She is survived by her daughters, Deborah (Louis Sr.) Hegstrom of Red Lake, Agnes Benais of Bemidji, Irene Benais of Fort Thompson, S.D., Alberta Benais of Red Lake; son, George (Jane) Benais of Red Lake; special granddaughter, Lauren Benais of Red Lake; sisters, Luanne (Rueben Jr.) Wind of Red Lake, Marian (Ray) Paddy of Red Lake; brother, Simon (Rose) Weise of Red Lake; three sisters-In-law; 21 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; sons, James Benais Jr., Conrad Benais; parents; brother, James Weise Sr.; sister, Edith Beaulieu, and one grandchild.

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