Obit: Red Eagle, Adelaide (1913 - 2002)

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----Source: TRIBUNE-RECORD-GLEANER (Loyal, Clark Co., Wis.) 07/24/2002

Red Eagle, Adelaide (7 Jul 1913 - 20 Jul 2002)

Adelaide Red Eagle, 89, Neillsville, died on Saturday, July 20, 2002, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 23, at her home, Neillsville. Burial was at her home. Pallbearers were Conroy, Curt, Doug, George, Jim and Roy Greendeer.

Adelaide Black Hawk was born on July 7, 1913, in Black River Falls, to Andrew J. and Lucy (nee Wilson) Black Hawk. She attended the Neillsville Winnebago Indian School and then worked at Model Cleaners in Neillsville for five years. Later, she worked in the laundry department of the Memorial Medical Center, Neillsville, until she retired. She married Guy Red Eagle and was a longtime resident of the Dells Dam area. She was a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation Indian Tribe in Black River Falls. She was also a member of the Andrew J. Black Hawk American Legion Auxiliary Post #129 in Black River Falls and she was a foster grandparent. Her interests included painting, beadwork, crafts, flowers, houseplants and bird watching.

Survivors include one son, Douglas (Barbara) Red Eagle, Neillsville; two daughters, Diana O’Brien, Black River Falls, and Janice (Allen) Cummings, Sun Prairie; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Donald (Georgelene) Black Hawk, St. Paul. Preceding her in death were three brothers and two sisters.

The Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville, assisted the family with arrangements.



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