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Alberta E. Decorah

June 22, 1946 July 2, 2019
Alberta E. Decorah
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Alberta E. Decorah passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at UW Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born on June 22, 1946, daughter of Albert and Nina (Greendeer) Cleveland.

Alberta was a strong believer and devoted member of the Native American Church. She enjoyed traveling, thrift shopping, and her job as a language instructor for the Hocak Nation. She was an avid bingo player, professional fry bread maker and always had nice shoes. Alberta loved spending time with family and was a pillar of her community; always having a door open and smile on her face for anyone that needed it.

Alberta is survived by her children, Mercedes WhiteEagle, Stanley WhiteEagle Sr., and Orin (Tammy) WhiteEagle, Sheena Decorah, Starlene Grant, Edward Decorah, Stephanie Smith, and Dee Dee Smith; grandchildren, Devon, Seychelle, Matilda, Kristin, Heather, Lakota, Nitaniel, Athena, JoVanna, Diyami, Stanley Jr., Arielle, Talon, Evelyn, Floyd, Tristan, P.J. and Shana; siblings, Wilbert (C-Ann), Herbert (Paula), Wilfrid (Felicia), Robert, Steven (Sheila), Tina, Rita (Bill), Johnny Whitecloud, Millie Decorah, Myrtle Long; numerous great grandchildren; and extended Hindsley family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Nina Cleveland; husband, Keith Decorah; son Daniel V.; daughters, Nina Marie, Lucy Hindsley, Patty Eagleman and Adeline Decorah; brothers, Lambert Sr. and Delbert Cleveland; and infant sister Mercedes.

Native American Church services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 5, 2019 at the Cleveland residence, W8855 Decorah Road in rural Black River Falls, WI with Chester Dick officiating. Burial will follow at Decorah Cemetery in rural Black River Falls, WI.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., Thursday, July 4, 2019 at the Cleveland residence and again from 11:00 a.m. until time of services.

Buswell Funeral Home of Black River Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

4

Jul

3:00 PM 7/4/2019 3:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 7/4/2019 5:00:00 PM
Cleveland Residence

W8855 Decorah Road
Black River Falls, WI 54615

Cleveland Residence
W8855 Decorah Road Black River Falls 54615 WI
United States

Visitation

Friday

5

Jul

11:00 AM 7/5/2019 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 7/5/2019 1:00:00 PM
Cleveland Residence

W8855 Decorah Road
Black River Falls, WI 54615

Cleveland Residence
W8855 Decorah Road Black River Falls 54615 WI
United States

Service

Friday

5

Jul

1:00 PM 7/5/2019 1:00:00 PM
Cleveland Residence

W8855 Decorah Road
Black River Falls, WI 54615

Chester Dick officiating.

Cleveland Residence
W8855 Decorah Road Black River Falls 54615 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Decorah Cemetery Final Resting Place

Black River Falls, WI 54615

Black River Falls 54615 WI
United States
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