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Aloysius Cloud

Aloysius “Big Al” Chaske Cloud (Walks Above), age 80, of St. Michael, ND, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, July 31, 2022.

Aloysius Cloud was born on December 19, 1941 in Fort Totten, ND, the son of Mary Thompson and Jesse Cloud.  Al’s mother passed away while giving birth, so he was raised by his grandma Gertrude and grandpa John Thompson and aunt Agatha Thompson.  He attended school at St. Paul’s Indian Mission and Marty Indian School.  He went on to get his welding certificate in 1969 in Madera, CA.  He worked as a police officer for Fort Totten, Chamberlain, SD, Mississippi and California.

He drove semi along side his brother Michael “Buggs” Thompson for a period of time.  He would also cattle ranch with Big Joe Chaske, Art Thompson and Michael “Buggs” Thompson.  He enjoyed working alongside Art Thompson during this period of time.  He also worked for the Spirit Lake Tribe fixing the fencing for the buffalo pasture and for the Dakotah Sioux Casino, also known as the Spirit Lake Casino as a security guard.  He sat on the “Wodakato” traditional court, established by the Spirit Lake Tribe court.

Aloysius is survived by his brother Delbert Cloud, Standing Rock, ND; and special nieces-ReNa Little Lohnes, Myra Pearson and Baby Doll Smith and the Thompson/Cloud families.

He is preceded in death by his parents Mary Thompson and Jesse Cloud; grandparents-Sam & Nellie Cloud, John & Gertrude Thompson; Aunt-Agatha Thompson, Elizabeth Morgan & Edwina Cloud; Uncles- Michael Sr, James Sr, Francis, Moses and Ambrose Thompson.

Pallbearers: Alfred Thompson Jr. ~ Terry Morgan ~ Kojack Thompson ~ Sam Cloud ~ James Little ~ Paul Lawrence ~ Ken McKay ~ Miles Whitecloud ~ Duane Whitecloud ~ Tim Whitecloud ~ Terry Morgan Jr.

Honorary Bearers: Duane Guy, Roger Cavanaugh, Duane Jackson, Skip Longie, Debbie, Lisa, Colleen & Jolene Chaske, Tacan family, Wacanta family, Boy & Faye Jetty, Bob & Alfreda Charboneau, Jimmy Baker, Paulette Driver, King & Carolyn Walkingeagle, Littleghost family, Blueshield family, Lawrence family, Duane & Robin Smith and the Eventide Care Center staff, Jeannie & Terese Fournier.

Aloysius’ Visitation will be Wednesday, 5:00PM -7:00PM followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00PM all at St. Michael’s Wellness Center, St. Michael, ND.

A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 10:00AM at St. Michael’s Wellness Center, St. Michael, ND.

His Burial will be at the Buggs Thompson Horse Ranch Cemetery, rural St. Michael, ND.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Condolences and respect to the family. RIP Chaske.

  2. Prayers and sympathy to Aloysius’s family. He was a character always making jokes, teasing, and laughing. He will be missed. RIP Aloysius – you are now with all the relatives.

  3. R.i.P. Aloysius. You will be missed by many…

  4. Prayers and hugs to all. We’ve known Al throughout the years as my dad’s good buddy. He loved to cruise around with dad. We will miss you, Al. Rest peacefully.

  5. Have a good journey al, i always remember visiting you at the bingo palace at the mission rec center…your a good man…

  6. It was a pleasure taking care of you, “Big Al.” Rest In Peace. You are forever dancing with the angels.

  7. Fly High with the Angels Big Al. We, your PETERS relatives in and from Long Plain First Nation thought of you so often and we’re sure going to miss you. Rest in Paradise-your at Peace now.

  8. Sorry I didn’t make it due to the sudden services and was not informed 😢 You will always be remembered by I and my family in SD 💔 I will always remember the good times when we worked at Sleepy Hollow Riding Stable’s in San Raphael, California 🐴. I will cherish the memories when I last seen and spoke with you at my beloved brother Frenchy’s funeral😢💔
    Gone but not forgotten 💛😢❤️


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