Marene Boyd-Hedstrom, Native Name: Naawigiizisookwe; of the Bullhead Clan, age 77, of McGregor died Sunday, December 8, 2019 at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby, Minnesota.
Marene was born October 28, 1942 in Cloquet, Minnesota to George and Susan (Manitou) Boyd the 6th of 11 children. She grew up in Sawyer, Minnesota and McGregor where she lived the majority of her life. Marene enjoyed working providing service as a nurses assistant, a Head Start Teachers Aid, Social Services Aid, receptionist and came out of retirement to work as an elder in the classrooms at the Minisinaakwaang Leadership Academy at East Lake.
She is survived by daughters: Mary Susan (Vincent Merrill) Anderson of McGregor, Maia Leah (Steve) Satterlund of Hillman, Mn., Grandchildren: Nessa Satterlund and the Satterlund Fur Family; Jesse Bohanon of Stillwater, Molly Bohanon of McGregor, and in her heart granddaughter Samantha (Ron) Decoteau; Great Grandchildren: Corey Lee, Bryson Brady, and Coral Batise, many nieces, nephews, cousins, good friends, her lodge family, her queen Bonita Nayquonabe and her cats, Norma and Gus. Naawigiizisookwe is meeting family in the land of everlasting happiness; her parents George and Susan; Brothers: Lawrence Sr., George, Charles, and Franklin; Sisters: Susan (Boyd) Gerlach, Mabel (Boyd) Albino, Kathy (Boyd) Hedstrom, Angeline (Boyd) Wadena, Bernice (Boyd) Phillips, Louise Boyd) Day.
Services will begin with a wake starting at dusk on Wednesday, December 11 at the East Lake Community Center and continue to the 10 AM service time at the center. Burial will be at the Big Sandy Lake Burial Grounds. Arrangements are with the McGregor Funeral Home.
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