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Janel Spottedbird Bocanegra

Janel Lee Spottedbird Bocanegra, age 35, of Ft. Totten, ND, died Monday, June 26, 2017, in Ft. Totten

Janel Lee Spottedbird was born March 20, 1982, in Devils Lake, ND, to the late Kenneth Spottedbird Sr. and Joyce Peltier.  She was raised in Ft. Totten and educated in Four Winds School, Fort Totten, and at Brockton, Montana.  She was employed at Spirit Lake Casino and Dakota Tribal Industries, Ft Totten, and also K-Mart in Denver, Colorado.

Janel has a very special bond with her children, and she loved being around her two sisters, three brothers, mother and friends.  She loved to go for walks and loved her Facebook.  She also loved to cook and visit everyone.  She enjoyed spending time with all her nieces and nephews.  Janel was a very loving and caring person.  She also enjoyed spending time with her new sister-in-law, Cheryl Spottedbird.

Janel is survived by her mother Joyce Peltier; three sons Michael Greywater III, Casey Greywater, Ernie Bocanegra III; three daughters Pauline Greywater, Katelyn Greywater, Janessa Greywater; two sisters Tara Spottedbird, Kenda Spottedbird; sister-in-law Cheryl Spottedbird; three brothers Vernon Spottedbird, Kenneth Spottedbird, Kevin Spottedbird; two grandfathers Josie Lawrence and Family, Solomon Sherman and Family; two aunts Tammy Allery, Delphine Longie; her godmother, Debra Little, and godfather Frank Tomahawk, Jr.

She was preceded in death by her father Kenneth Spottedbird Sr.; stepfather Fredrick Peltier, great-grandparents, John & Louisa Sherman; grandparents Sterling Red Eagle, Viola Spottedbird, Frank Tomahawk Sr., Josephine Tomahawk; two uncles Alan Tomahawk, William Tomahawk Sr.; four aunts Lorraine Tomahawk, Charlotte Tomahawk, Janice Tomahawk, Cheryl Tomahawk, brother Franklin Spottedbird, three nieces Kiara Green, Julia Diaz, and Sharese Feather.

Her Wake begins Friday, July 7th at 4PM, with a Rosary Service at 8PM, all in the Ft. Totten Wellness Center

Friends wishing to join the procession from New Rockford to Ft. Totten may gather on the St. Jerome’s road, prior to 3:45PM on Friday

Her Funeral Service will be held Saturday, July 8, 2017, at 10AM in Ft. Totten Wellness Center

Burial will be in St. Jerome’s Catholic Cemetery, rural Ft. Totten, ND


Officiating: Fr. Charles Leute, O.P. and Fr. Paul Schuster  


Special Music:  All drum groups are welcome to share their songs

Casket Bearers:

George Brown Jr, Thomas Brown, Thomas Spottedbird, Darien Spottedbird, Brandon Spottedbird, Steve Stone, Vernon Spottedbird Jr., Cody Fassett, Eric Martin, Calvin Feather

Honorary Bearers: 

Myra Pearson and Family, Tammy Allery and Family, Lonna Street and Family, Rochelle Necklace and Family, Kim Three Irons and Family, Dena Necklace and Family, Ronalee Carpentier and Family, Florence Necklace, Leland Spottedbird and Family, Rustin Iceman and Family, Stella Cavanaugh and Family, Solomon Peltier and Family, Tyson & Honeylee and Family, Andrea Peltier and Family, Edith Peltier and Family, Janet Diaz and Family, Grandpa Josie Lawrence and Family, Grandpa Solomon Sherman and Family, Faith Ducheneaux and Family, Chuck Spottedbird and Family, Billy Tomahawk Jr. and Family, Dusty Joshua and Family, Valentina Martin and Family

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Name: Dena Necklace

Date: 07/03/2017

Message: Condolences to all of our cousin's family near and far. Fly high our beautiful angel. Forever in our hearts

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