John Joseph Kingbird, Jr.

John Joseph Kingbird, Jr., “Anzhikegaabawi” meaning “He stands alone”, was born March 4, 1951 in Inger, Minnesota. John passed away at home in Bemidji, MN on April 6, 2021. He is survived by his true love, friend, and caregiver Rita. His sons; Galyn (Julie) Kingbird, John (Darlyn) Kingbird III, his daughters; Melanie Kingbird (Tom), Nicole (Mike) Carlson, Misty (Mark) Richardson, grandchildren; Samantha, Laya, Paris, Jordon, Andrea, John IV, Orion, Lance, Jacob, TJ, Ariella, Hunter, Zachery and Amelia, four sisters; Beverly Cloud, Andrea (Dave) Rosebear, Ramona Nelson, and Roberta (Sami) Syed and many nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his daughter Elgene Whitefeather, his parents John Sr. and Julia (Hill) Kingbird, two brothers; Francis Stillday and Harlan Kingbird and four sisters; Bernice Kingbird, Carol Kingbird, Roberta Kingbird, and Brenda Kingbird. Memorial Services for John to be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, April 16th, 2021 at the Northome Seventh -Day Adventist Church, 12352 State HWY 46, Northome, MN 56661. John’s care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be left at

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