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Charles (Chip) Leonard May "Gitchi Makwa"

September 21, 1967 ~ November 19, 2023 (age 56) 56 Years Old

Charles (Chip) May "Gitchi Makwa" Obituary

Charles Leonard (Chip) May, Gitchi Makwa, age 56 of Red Lake, Minnesota, started his journey to the Spirit World on November 19, 2023. Chip was born on September 21, 1967 to Sally Neadeau May and Charles (Chubby) Johns.

Chip attended school and graduated from Red Lake – Class of 1986.  After graduation, he continued his education in Vocational School DLTC in the Forestry and Carpentry fields. Charles always made time to listen and gave some good advice, if needed. He was a great foster parent for many years and was the best Dad and Uncle ever! He enjoyed going to the casino, fishing, hunting and spending time with family. Chip had the funniest stories and a great sense of humor.  He loved to cook and was a Jack of All Trades!

Chip is survived by his wife of 31 years Alice; his children Delores (Dustin) Robinson, Nicole Robinson, Darwin (Star) Robinson, Reginald Robinson, Stanley Robinson, Mahkayla Robinson, Dariun and Jade Cadwell; grandchildren Ajay, Kaydance, Lee Jr, KC, Darwin, Anthony, Baby Vernon and Charla; sisters Earline (Tony) May, Charla (Dennis) Geionety, Val (Leslie) May, Rhonda May, Ruth Neadeau, Mary Beth Neadeau, Patricia Neadeau, Linda Lussier, Laurie Neadeau, Tracey Saice and Nicole Johns; brother Gary Neadeau; special sister Marla Neadeau; and Christin (Harvey) May-Jordan; aunts Darlene Beaulieu, Phrisilla Stately and Nancy Polonia; uncles Maynard and Dale Johns; sisters-in-law Edna and Alvina Robinson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He is preceded in death by his parents Sally and Chubby; his sister Gail May; brother Anthony Hanson; sons Alexander and Jeremy Cadwell and Leland Robinson.

The wake will be held at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at the New Red Lake Center and continue until the service at 1:00 on Friday, November 24, 2023 with Spiritual Leader Adrian Liberty. Active Pallbearers will be Ron Day, Joseph May, Dillon Johns, Dillon Garcia, Antonio Garcia, Vernon Jones and Joshua Neadeau. Alternates will be Devon and Matthew Saice. Honorary Pallbearers will be Adrian May, Greg May, Barry King, Clint Hardy, Gitch Clark, Arnold May, Leberta Geionety, Willard Kingbird Sr, Keith Stately, Dolly Neadeau, Patricia Jourdain, Bonnie Jourdain, Georgianna Jourdain, Buck Jourdain, John Jourdain and Shelly May.  Burial will be at the May Family Burial Grounds in West End.

Arrangements provided by Whispering Pines Funeral & Cremation Service of Walker and Hackensack, Minnesota.

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Traditional Wake
November 22, 2023

6:00 PM
Old Red Lake Community Center
15041 Great Nation Drive
Red Lake, MN 56671

Funeral Service
November 24, 2023

1:00 PM
Old Red Lake Community Center
15041 Great Nation Drive
Red Lake, MN 56671


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