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Michael J. TwoHearts Jr.



FORT TOTTEN, N.D. – Michael J. TwoHearts Jr., 72, made his journey to the Spirit World on Dec. 7, 2016, at Eventide Heartland Care Center, Devils Lake.

Visitation and gathering of family and friends was held at Seven Dolors Lutheran Church, Fort Totten on Dec. 14. A Rosary and prayer service was held with Deacon Tony McDonald officiating. Mass of Christian Burial was held Dec. 15 at the church with Father Charles Leute, OP celebrating the Mass. Michael be laid to rest in St. Jerome’s Cemetery in the spring of 2017.

Pallbearers for Michael will be Tony LaVallie, Ed LaVallie, Manuel Littlewind, Butch Cavanaugh, Sheldon Dogskin, Terrell Thomas, Raybert Littlewind and Stacy Feather Jr.

Honorary bearers are classmates of the Maddock High School graduating class of 1960 Robert McKay Sr., Demus McDonald, John Chaske Sr., Darlene Wadsworth, Ardis Shaw, Ida Mae Cavanaugh and the Staff of Eventide Heartland Care and Delores Yankton, Charlie Walker, Daniel DuBois, Carl McKay Sr. and Renita Shaw and Family. Music was provided by Tony and Vina McDonald and family and the Spirit Lake Singers.

Michael Joseph TwoHearts Jr., son of Rachel (Smith) and Michael J. Two- Hearts Sr. was born on New Years Eve, Dec. 31, 1943 at Devils Lake, N.D. He was raised in the Fort Totten area and graduated from Maddock High School with class of 1960. He knew the importance of education and learning and later attended the Hanson’s Mechanical College and Lake Region Junior College.

Michael worked for the potato industry in East Grand Forks, Minn. And lived and worked in Indiana for a time. After suffering permanent injuries, he was not able to work again and living independently became very challenging so in 1994, he moved to Heartland Care Center in Devils Lake.

As a younger man, Michael enjoyed a game of horse shoes with friends and family and was a talented mechanic, working on cars whenever he could. He was often seen doing crossword puzzles in his spare time.

Michael looked to his faith and his family to bring him strength in times of adversity. The love and support of his dear family brought him much joy.

Michel is survived by his son, Marlo TwoHearts; daughter, Michelle Two- Hearts; grandkids, Mayline, Eugene, Daniel and Ulanda; great grandkids, Makeisha, Tailisha, Marlaila, Marcahl, Eeron, Elahna, Kaliyah, and Rainy Marla; brother, Francis, Julius, Bernard (Virginia) and Isaac Two- Hearts; sister, Anne TwoHearts, Caroly (Kermit) Walking Eagle, Patricia TwoHearts, Cathy (Mike) TwoHears and Rebecca Two Hearts, aunt Cora Iceman and many other nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents Michael Sr. and Rachel; granddaughters, Michelle and Mary Two Hearts; brothers John, Jerome Sr., Ronald, Timothy and Norman TwoHearts and a brother in infancy; sister Julia R. TwoHearts and a sister in infancy; nieces and nephews Carrie TwoHearts, Theresa TwoHearts, Cheryl Feather, Richard Feather, Ila Feather, Jeremy TwoHearts, Francis TwoHearts Jr., David Johnson, Gerald TwoHearts and paternal grandparents Joseph and Margaret (McKay) Two Hearts and maternal grandmother Julia Smith.

Michael is in the care of the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake.

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