George Ernest Earth Jr., 51, of Cass Lake, MN, a descendant of Chief Round Earth –“Wa Ahy Ka Meg” of the wolf clan, died Saturday, November 19, 2011 at his home in Cass Lake, MN.
Funeral Services will be 1:00 pm Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Cass Lake Facility Center in Cass Lake, MN with Rev. George Ross officiating. A wake will begin at 5:00pm, Wednesday, November 23, 2011, at the Cass Lake Facility Center and will continue until the time of the service. Interment will be at the Prince of Peace Episcopal Cemetery in Cass Lake, MN under the direction of the Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidji.
He was born on May 12, 1960, in Chisholm, MN, the son of George Ernest Earth Sr. and Rita Nancy Buck. He attended and graduated from the Chief Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School in Bena, MN. He attended the Bemidji Vo-Tech for two years and studied carpentry. He made his home in Cass Lake, Iowa, Bena, and Chisholm, MN. His hobbies and interests include spending time with family, and friends. Playing chess, gambling, going ricing, watching movies, fishing, reading, watching sports on TV, especially basketball, and being outdoors. He is survived by : Father, George Earth Sr. of Kelliher, MN Siblings, David “Craze” Earth of Nay-Tah-Waush, MN Bonita Christine Earth of Cass Lake, Dennis Earth of Minneapolis, MN, Kathy Earth of Minneapolis, MN, Keith Buck of South Carolina, Diane Buck of Montana, Faye Beaulieu of Fargo, ND, Laura Sue Buck of South Dakota, Roger Buck of Cass Lake, MN, Rhonda Buck of Cass Lake, Richard Budreau of Cass Lake, Cheyenne Budreau of Cass Lake, Step-siblings, Roger Budreau Jr. of Cass Lake, Rebecca Budreau of Cass Lake, Children, Carrie Kingbird of Rochester, MN, George Jacobs of Cass Lake, David Dean Earth of Cass Lake, His last living Aunt, Helen Headbird of Cass Lake, Special Friends, Beverly Jacobs, Yvonne Staples, and Elsie Budreau All of Cass Lake, 12 Grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, paternal grandparents Mike and Jenny Earth, Maternal Grandparents John and Emma Smith, Uncles John Losh, Jim Beaulieu Sr., Donald “Bud” Earth, aunts Ruby Losh and Beatrice Losh.
Active Casketbearers will be: Barney “Leo” Jones, Wayne Smith, Todd Smith, Robbie Budreau Sr., Arnold “Barney” Kingbird, and Thomas “Hoss” Headbird. Honorary Casketbearers will be: Robert “Fishy” Beaudreau, Louis Boyd, Joe Jones Sr., George “Juno” Whipple Jr., Pete Jones, Donald “Chief” Munnell, Endonnis Baird, Andrea Humphrey, Pamela Jacobs-Budreau, Lisa Monroe, Faye Headbird, Sandy Jones Woodward, Lena Morgan, Kenny Conger, Mission Eagles, and all his nieces and nephews.