Cheryl Ann Red Earth, age 58, of Maple Lake, journeyed to the Spirit World Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at her son’s residence in Maple Lake.
She was born May 24, 1950, in St. Paul, the daughter of John and Corrine Mattila.
Cheryl grew up in Sisseton, SD.
She was formerly employed as a baker at Nelson Brothers’ Bakery in Clearwater, and at the bakery of Walmart in Buffalo.
Cheryl enjoyed spending time with her sons and family, sewing, and playing cards.
She is survived by her loving sons, Todd Paumen and Troy Paumen, both of Maple Lake and Travis Paumen of St. Paul; and many other relatives and friends.
Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents; her grandparents; and by a sister, Carol Lynn Red Earth-Julius.
A funeral service took place Tuesday, Jan. 6 at noon at The Community Center in Old Agency Village, SD. Officiating was John Cloud III Spiritual Leader and the Rev. Les Campbell. Drum Group was “Red Iron Singers.” Interment was at St. Mary’s Episcopal Cemetery in Old Agency Village, SD.
An all-night wake took place Monday, Jan. 5, beginning at 7 p.m. at The Community Center in Old Agency Village, SD.
Honorary casket bearers were Deann Renville, Barb Demarrias, Brenda Barse, Sharon Rockensock, Arlene Miller, Eleanor Kirk, Jacqueline Red Earth, Charlene DuMarce, and Safrona Crawford.
Casket bearers were Todd Paumen, Travis Paumen, Ephriam Red Earth Jr., Curtis Red Earth, Dave Anderson, and Shannon Curtis.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com