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Ernest James Martin

May 4, 1987 ~ June 19, 2021 (age 34)


James Ernest Martin, age 34, passed away at the Meshakwad Community Center in Hinckley, Minnesota, on Saturday, June 19, 2021.

James was born in Duluth, Minnesota, on May 4, 1987, to Ed Misquadace and Serena Ann Martin. He grew up in Sawyer, graduated from high school, and earned his Associate of Arts Degree at the Fond du Lac Community College.  James is remembered for his good sense of humor and great cooking. He loved to play basketball and sing traditional songs with the drum.

James will be forever missed by his mother Serena Martin and sons James Ernest Martin Jr. and Alonzo James Martin. Waiting to greet James in the spirit world are his grandparents John and Linda Martin, great-grandmother Gladys Northrup, great-great-grandparents Dorothy Martin, Robert Northrup, and John Martin, Sr.; aunts Kim Martin Aubid and Tina Marie Martin; and uncle John Martin III.

A wake will begin Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at 6:00pm, at the Fond du Lac Headstart Gymnasium, Cloquet, MN, and will continue until the service on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at 11:00am. Vincent Merrill will serve as spiritual leader. Pallbearers will be Angelo Pit, Roger Dufault, Peter Martin, Michael Martin, Jaimie Petite and Jeremiah Rule. Honorary pallbearers will be Ian Proulx, Shawn Martin, Kevin Blacketter and Devon Martin.  Interment will follow at St. Mary and Josephs Catholic Cemetery, Sawyer, MN.

Arrangements are being provided by Whispering Pines Funeral & Cremation Service, Cloquet, MN.


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June 23, 2021

6:00 PM
Fond du Lac Head Start gymnasium
33 University Road
Cloquet, MN 55720

Funeral Service
June 24, 2021

11:00 AM
Fond du Lac Head Start gymnasium
33 University Road
Cloquet, MN 55720

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