LODGE POLE - Marvin D. Long Knife, 43, Assiniboine name Ma(x)aju Mini meaning Rain Water, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at Northern Montana Hospital due to a lengthy illness.
A rosary and wake will be held today at the Two Kill Catholic Parish in Lodge Pole beginning at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Two Kill Catholic Parish with burial following in Big Warm Cemetery.
Marvin was born June 1, 1962, at Fort Belknap Agency to William and Mabel (Flying) Long Knife. He was raised in the Lodge Pole area and attended school in Lodge Pole, Hays, Chemewa, Ore., and the Job Corp.
He married Yvette Shields. They had two daughters, Annie and Sasha. They later divorced. He married Bobbi Jo Berry and they had three daughters, Bridgette, Jessica, and Beth Ann. They later divorced and he married Wanda Birdtail in 1999. Marvin worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs Forestry Department as a firefighter, and later was a cook.
Survivors include his father, William, and stepmother, Wilma Long Knife, both of Lodge Pole; daughters, Annette Shields of Hays, Sasha Long Knife of Fort Belknap, Bridgette, Jessica and Beth Ann Long Knife, all of Warm Springs, Ore.; brothers, William Davis Long Knife of Fort Belknap, Gideon Long Knife of Lodge Pole and Martin “Sunnyman” Flying of Hays; sisters, Florence Helgeson, Ilene Wing and Lorilane Walker, all of Lodge Pole, Renita Big Stone, Pearl Gray Boy, Sharon Long Knife and Roberta Long Knife, all of Fort Belknap; two granddaughters; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.