Passing On – April 2021


Christopher Joseph Warren
December 30, 1964 – March 8, 2021

Chris was born December 30, 1964, in Breckenridge, Minnesota to Lyle and Wally Ann Warren. He grew up in a large and loving family in Ogema, Minnesota, where his parents instilled the importance of faith, family, education, and hard work. These values became the foundation of Chris’ life.

He graduated from Waubun High School in 1983 and went onto college at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis where he studied Political Science, American Indian Studies and Art. Chris met the mother of his children while attending college and together they raised three daughters, Carli, Claire and Caitlen Warren, all of Shakopee, Minnesota, and stepson, Brian Vasquez of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Chris valued life, living simply and loved his daughters more than anything in this world. He loved being silly, singing along with his girls and loved to make people smile with his quirky mannerisms, sayings, and antidotes about life as he understood it. He was a natural born leader, a great storyteller, intelligent, creative, adventurous, loving, a nurturing parent to his daughters, and a caring and compassionate son to his parents who have gone onto heaven before him.

He enjoyed the simple things life offered such as hunting, fishing, camping and storytelling while enjoying stargazing, and the warmth of a bonfire with a frosty beverage in hand. Chris loved listening to music and sharing what he loved about each of his favorite songs. He would sing along to the radio any chance he got. Chris had a true knack for cooking which was a godsend to his family when his dear mother grew weary in her time on earth. His mother meant the world to him and they shared a bond built of love and immense respect. Chris’ departure from this earth will leave a huge hole in the lives of those who loved him. He will be forever missed by his daughters, siblings, and lifelong friends he considered brothers.

Chris is preceded in death by his parents, Lyle and Wally Ann Warren, nieces, and a nephew. Chris leaves this world to his daughters: Carli (Fiancé, Mark Paterson), Claire (Bryan Reiswig) and Caitlen Warren; brothers: Tony, Louie, Tim (Paula Waukau), Pat (Kim) and sisters: Carol Tibbetts, Joanie Warren and Betsy Warren; and many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service was held Friday, March 12, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, White Earth, MN, with visitation at 9:00 a.m. at the church. Please feel free to sign the guestbook or send condolence at:


Beatrice (Tree Top) Noisy Hawk
December 15, 1933 – March 19, 2021

Beatrice Noisy Hawk, 87, of Pierre, SD, died March 19, 2021, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.
Beatrice Catherine Tree Top was born on December 15, 1933, to Michael and Lizzie (Looking Back) Tree Top at Fort Yates, ND. She grew up in Pierre, South Dakota. After high school, she earned her LPN at St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre. She worked as a nurse and also as a Lakota Language Interpreter for the South Dakota Tie-Line. She met Everett Roland Noisy Hawk at the Pierre Indian Learning Center and they were married in 1962.
Beatrice enjoyed time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved gardening, sewing, playing cards and was lucky at bingo. She loved cats and donated to various cat charities. In her last years she loved to travel. She liked to be on the road again.
Beatrice is survived by her children: Bibie “Ann” Whipple, Michael Whipple, Catherine Whipple, Jerry (Susan) Whipple, and Everett (Gerrene) Noisy Hawk Jr.; Along with 7 grandchildren: James, Roger, Mindy, Mikey, Galen, Donna, and Taylor, great-grandchildren: Constance, Quanah and Colton, and her siblings: Michael Tree Top Jr, Rosie Tree Top, Debra End of Horn, and Lois Tree Top.
Beatrice was preceded in death by her parents Michael and Lizzie, her husband Everett, a grandchild Jerald Noisy Hawk, and siblings: Aurelia Marks, David Tree Top, Norma Jean Tree Top, and Mary Lou Tree Top.
Visitation was from 9:00 am until 11:00 am, Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Pierre, with funeral service and burial held at 11:00 am at Black Hills National Cemetery. Beatrice is buried with her husband, a veteran.
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