Norman Silas Cloud, “BIDOWEININII” which means “Soft Voice Man,” age 53, of Moorhead, Minnesota formerly of Cass Lake, began his spiritual journey on Saturday, January 12, 2019. He was born on August 13, 1965 in Cass Lake, the son of Silas and Rose (Lyons) Cloud.
Norman graduated from Mankato High School and attended Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas where he obtained his Master’s Degree in Anthropology. He joined the U.S. Navy and served for two years before returning home to Cass Lake. Norman, Jim Jones, Jr. and Joe Nadeau were very instrumental in starting and teaching Anthropology to the Leech Lake Indian Reservation. Norman enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews who he cherished immensely. He liked spending time with his friends and family. Norman was a very quiet man who had a big heart. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.
The family that Norman joins again are his parents, Silas and Rose; brothers: Richard and Walter Cloud; and sisters: Fayette Cloud and Marilyn Cloud-Kingbird.
Those he leaves behind to cherish his memory are his sisters: Birdena (Mike Myers) Lyons of Cass Lake, Darlene Cloud of Marshall, Phyllis (Jeff Hess) Cloud of Pequot Lakes, Janet Cloud of Bemidji, and Sharlene Cloud of St. Peter; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A wake for Norman will begin at 3 p.m., Wednesday, January 16, 2019 and will continue until the 11 a.m. service on Thursday, January 17, all held at the Bena Community Center in Bena. Spiritual Advisor will be Mike Dahl. Pallbearers for Norman will be Art Jones, Andy Jones, Jim Jones, Jr., Joe Nadeau, Logan Cloud, and Landyn Cloud. Honorary pallbearers at all his nieces, nephews and his friends. Alternate pallbearer will be Steven Hardy. Interment will be in the Lakeside Cemetery in Bena following the service on Thursday.
Norman’s care has been entrusted to the Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be given at www.northernpeace.com.