Obituary - Morris St. Pierre (Day Eagle)
December 2, 2019
Morris St. Pierre (Day Eagle), 68, passed away due to natural causes Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at Northern Montana Hospital surrounded by his family and friends.
Wake services began at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, December 1, 2019, and continue until his funeral service at 10:00 a.m. today, December 2, 2019, all at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in the St. Pierre Family Cemetery.
Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.
Please visit Morris' online memorial page and leave a message of condolence for his family at http://www.hollandbonine.com .
Morris was born December 9, 1950, in Fort Belknap to Albert and Margaret (Demontiney) St. Pierre Sr. He was raised in Rocky Boy, and graduated from Box Elder High School in May of 1969. Soon after, he began attending Eastern Montana College in Billings, and then moved on to Haskell Indian Junior College in Lawrence, Kansas, where he graduated with an Associate of Arts in business administration in May of 1971. He also attended San Fernando State College in Northridge, California, for a year and then returned to Haskell Indian Junior College where he received his certificate in masonry in May of 1973. Morris has worked as a Chapter I home school coordinator, community block grant administrator, juvenile officer, JTPA Coordinator, and most recently as the procurement and public safety officer for the Chippewa Cree Tribe.
In the early 1970's, Morris met Alexine LaForge and they had a son together, but later separated. He met his lifelong partner, Debbie Normandy, in the late '70s, and they had two daughters together, marrying in 1990. Morris also gained a stepson upon his marriage to Debbie.
Morris was a kind, loving man who enjoyed life to the fullest and opened his home to everyone who walked through the door. He was a lifelong rancher, an active member of the community and supported the education of youth.
He loved to watch his children and grandchildren play sports, and he enjoyed watching rodeos. His grandchildren were the light of his life, and they always kept him on his toes.
He was very involved as a school board member for the Rocky Boy High School, a member of the Parent Involvement Committee, a booster club member, and a referee for basketball.
Morris loved dancing, and could regularly be found dancing at the VFW and the Eagles Clubs.
He was also very traditional, involving himself in numerous traditional ceremonies and was a Sundance lodge maker.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Debbie St. Pierre; parents, Albert and Margaret St. Pierre Sr .; brothers, Roger St. Pierre Sr. and Albert "Tumsy" St. Pierre Jr .; and sisters Alberta Oliva St. Pierre and Harriet St. Pierre.
Morris is survived by his sons, Daniel (Sylvia) LaForge of Billings and Eldon Normandy of Great Falls; daughters, Donelle St. Pierre and Harriet (Woody) St. Pierre, both of Rocky Boy; adopted daughters, Martina St. Pierre and Michelle (John Mel) St. Pierre, all of Rocky Boy, and Nicole Messerly of Havre; adopted sons, Arnold St. Pierre of Omak, WA and Dahntae and Leisin St. Pierre, all of Rocky Boy; sister Mary Ruth St. Pierre of Rocky Boy; 31 grandchildren; a multitude of great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other extended family and friends.