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Tennille Baker

Tennille Dawn Baker, 44, Kakpa-wina (Crumbling Woman) of Spirit Lake Nation passed away on Tuesday, January 6, 2021 in Devils Lake, ND.

Tennille Baker was born November 16, 1976 in Devils Lake, ND, the daughter of Connie Baker and Kirk Johnson. She grew up in Spirit Lake and attended school there.  Tennille had a very caring, outgoing, upbeat, humorous personality.  She was very comical, like to joke around, and quite the teaser, especially when she was excited and happy to see you.

She was a very good cook, enjoyed spending time with her grandkids, nieces and nephews, watching Minnesota Vikings, along with small talk and laughing.  Tennille also liked going rummaging, playing at the casino, she liked cruising around and jamming out.  At the age of seven, she danced fancy shawl for a short time.  One of her proudest moments was when her son Jason and his team, the Four Winds Indians won the State Class B Basketball Championship in 2015-16 and Jason was chosen for Mr. Basketball.  Tennille was baptized in 1978 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church and was honored to have the late Evalina & Sylvester Jetty as Godparents.  Tennille was a very avid ICE eater!

Tennille is survived by her children and loving family, Elisha (Manny Medicine Stone) Baker, Jason Feather Jr., Jace Feather, Bill Brown Jr., and Taylor Baker; mother, Connie Baker; father, Kirk Johnson; brothers, Clark Baker and Coby Red Day; step-brother, Douglas Lonebear; sisters, Chantell Red Day, Kayla Red Day, and Frances Red Day; step-sisters, Wambdi Eaglestaff and Dakota Lonebear; nine grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and many aunts and uncles.

Tennille is proceeded in death by her grandparents, Marie & Moses Baker, and Henry & Shirley Johnson, nephews, Jerome Littlewind & Rydell Johnson, uncles Douglas, David, and Timmy Baker, Henry “Sharky” Johnson Jr.; aunts, Adel & Selma Johnson, cousins, Vera Monroe and Wendelyn Dubois.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 5:00PM followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00PM all at St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Michael, ND.

Friends wishing to join the procession from New Rockford to St. Michael may gather on the St. Jerome’s road, Fort Totten, prior to 4:15PM.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 10:00AM at St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Michael, ND.

Burial will be at the St. Michael Catholic Cemetery, St. Michael, ND.

Posted Condolences:


  1. So sorry to hear of tennille my condolences to a the family

  2. So sorry to hear this news. Was shocked. Sympathy n prayers to her family n friends, especially to Connie.

  3. My Sincere Condolences to Connie and the Family..
    May Tennille ‘Rest In Peace’
    Always in my Prayers 🙏

  4. So sorry for Your loss !
    My Deepest Condolences Connie and Family. Just know you are in My thoughts and Prayers 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  5. My Sincere Condolences to Tennille and her Family..
    May Tennille ‘Rest In Peace’
    Always in my Prayers 🙏

  6. My sincere condolences Connie and the family. Tennille has been very special to me since she was about 10 years old. Over the years she has kept in contact with me. I have always been so happy when she made a phone call to catch me up on her life with her kids. My prayers go out to your family. She was loved and will be missed by so many.


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