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Starson Buckles

Starson Buckles, Wicahpi Wakutepi Hoksina ~ Shooting Star Boy, age 20, of Grand Forks, ND, passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2022 in Fort Totten, ND.

Starson Zachary Buckles was born on December 21, 2001 to Lorry Cree and Wayne Buckles in Devils Lake, ND.  Starson attended school at Four Winds-Minnewaukan, Grand Forks Century Elementary and Bismarck, where he received his GED in Bismarck.  His favorite sports were basketball and wrestling.  Starson was a very artistic soul and had a talent and passion for writing poetic music.  He enjoyed performing his songs for his loved ones and friends.  A very respectful young man, not only to everyone in his life but for his culture and traditions as well.  When he wasn’t filling our hearts with the beautiful emotions held within his rap music, he was praying in sweats and taking on the role of rock carrier.  He will always be remembered for his big and loving heart that was very family orientated and extended to his beloved furry companion, Shunka.

Starson is survived by parents Lorry Cree and Wayne Buckles; brothers and sisters Xavier Buckles, Haley Buckles, Riley Buckles, Daniel Dietz, Rebecca Dietz, Isaac Newborg, Zachary Cree, Amelia Cree and Olivia Cree; nephews Riley and Elijah Buckles; aunts and uncles, Marlin Herald, Nicole Ross, Alithea Cree, Shannon Buckles, Jessica Buckles, Michael Buckles, Jay Buckles, Mitchell Buckles, Michelle (Gary) Reiger, Kim Knutson, Marilyn Knutson, Frank Buckles, Melvin Knutson and John Knutson; cousins, Alexis Cree, Daisy Herald, Alayna Ross, James Graywater Jr., Kailon Graywater, Tanner Cavanaugh, Conner Cavanaugh, Tyra Cree, Tyler Cree, Nathan Cree, Samuel Buckles, Michael T. Smith, Shirissa Buckles, Chad Buckles, Shylene Buckles, Michaela Buckles, Michalene Buckles, Mikah Buckles, Billy Jackson, Joanna Jackson, Saunders Jackson, Parrish Buckles, Samuel Buckles, Chadley Buckles, Phenix Buckles, Lilian Shaw and baby Mitch Buckles; great aunts, Ronda McKay and Lila Anderson; great uncles, Vincent Herald, Willis Herald, Delbert Herald, James (Mary) Thompson Jr. and Donovan Kahnapace; paternal grandparents Raymond and Maxine Buckles; maternal grandfather, Larry Cree; great grandma, Helena Littleghost; adopted parents Sarah & Jason Newborg and special friend, Kayden Littleghost.

Starson is preceded in death by his grandma, Marjorie (Herald) Kirk; great grandpa, William Herald; maternal grandparents, Mary and James Thompson Sr.; uncles, Avery FlyingHorse, Gabe Smith Jr. and Chad Buckles; great uncles Daniel Herald and Virgil Herald; great aunts, Celestine Herald, April Herald, Patsy Herald, Roxanne Lenoir, Jeanette Herald and Trudy Herald; maternal great great grandparents, James and Agnes Feather Mazakahomni Littleghost Sr.; great great grandparents, Emile and Sarah Pasang Herald; great great aunts, Ruby and Ruth Herald; great great uncles, Ronald and Edward Herald, Jordon, Francis, Eugene and James Littleghost Jr.; great great great grandfather, Hein Inka Duta (Red Tip), great great great grandfather, Wambdi Sapa (Black Eagle) and great great great grandfather Chief Waanatan.

Starson’s Visitation will be Thursday, from 5:00PM – 7:00PM followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00PM all at the Fort Totten Rec. Center, Fort Totten, ND.

A Funeral Service will be held Friday, October 7, 2022 at 10:00AM at the Fort Totten Rec. Center, Fort Totten, ND.

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

Posted Condolences:


  1. fly high starson, I’m gna miss you so much but I’ll always hold you in my memory. always & forever

  2. rest in roses starson zachery, always in heart 🙁

  3. Condolences from me, Daisy & Mason to the families of Starson. RIP Starson.

  4. We miss you Starson. You were a great grandson and we have many great memories of the time we had on this earth.
    You are with GOD now and have no more worries in this world.
    See you when we get to heaven.
    Love and miss you,
    Grandpa and Grandma Newborg

  5. Rest peace brotha man, you were a good dude, we did time at the walls together and you was so young, love you bud, watch over me and my family


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