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Delores "Skip" BLUESTONE

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Age 74 ~ Member of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Journeyed to the spirit world on May 16, 2013, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, after falling ill on April 26, 2013. Delores was a traditional Dakota elder and fluent speaker of the Dakota language. She danced women's traditional at Pow Wows around the country and attended many more. Delores was preceded in death by two brothers who died at birth, her father, Walter (1978) and her beloved mother, Rose (1993). Delores was born on November 19, 1938, in St. Paul, MN. She graduated from Humboldt High School. Delores went to work for the State of Minnesota, and in the 1980's moved with her mother to the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community where they settled into their new home. Delores retired in 1988. She loved to travel, visiting places of interest around the world. In 2000, Delores established a winter home in California. Summers were spent enjoying the plants, flowers and trees in her Minnesota yard. Delores is survived by many relatives and friends who will miss her deeply. Traditional All Night Wake will be held after 4PM Sunday, at the Tiowakan Spiritual Center, 14625 Prairiegrass Drive, Prior Lake, with Prayer Service Sunday 7PM. Funeral Services Monday at 11AM. Private Interment Prairie Island Indian Community. 952-445-2755 www.mcnearneyfuneralhome.com


Published in Pioneer Press on May 17, 2013
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