Virgil Simon Loonsfoot "Red Cloud", age 80 of Baraga, MI passed away on Friday, September 25, 2020 at U.P. Health System Marquette, MI.
He was born August 17, 1940 in L'Anse, MI son of Simon and Charlotte (Kishkitog) Loonsfoot. Virgil graduated from Brimley High School and later received an Associate Degree from Suomi College. He served in the US Army during Vietnam. Virgil worked as a truck driver and doing maintenance at housing in Sault Ste Marie, MI.
Virgil was a member of Holy Name of Jesus church, KBIC, former president of Ojibwa Seniors, and past commander of KBIC Veterans. He enjoyed fishing, watching football, going to his camp in Newberry, the casino and Pow Wows, making quilts for veterans and helping with Toys for Tots.
Surviving are his children, Charlotte Loonsfoot of L'Anse, Shauna (Leeroy Crews) Loonsfoot Calloway of Florida, Virgil Loonsfoot Jr of Florida; sister Diane DeCota of Baraga; companion Mary Jane Loonsfoot of Baraga; grandchildren, Adrian Loonsfoot, Shauna Pelto, Christian Pelto, Sean Spruce, Virgil Mongzid, Robert Mongzid, Brandy Calloway, James Calloway, Danielle Loonsfoot, Deann Loonsfoot, Virgil Loonsfoot III; five great grandchildren and one on the way.
Preceding him in death are his parents; brothers Clifford and Wilmer Loonsfoot; sisters, Margaret Poleahla and Marie Elizabeth Durant.
The visitation will be on Thursday, October 1st from 10-11 a.m. at the Indian Pinery Cemetery. His funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Corey Litzner officiating. Burial will follow in the Indian Pinery Cemetery with military rites by the Baraga County Area Veterans, traditional service with drums, and committal prayers. The Jacobson Funeral Home is assisting the family.
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