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Tyrone Lyle Ross, 59, of Devils Lake, ND and Woodlake, ND was called home to the Creator and Lord on Sunday, October 16, 2022. 

Tyrone was born on August 23, 1963 to Mary Ann Blackbull and Wesley Arpan in Cleveland, OH.  Later in life Tyrone was adopted into his grandpa and grandma’s home, the late John Ross Sr. and Evelyn (Mazakahomni) Ross.  Tyrone grew up around the Woodlake and Tokio area, having also lived in Georgia, South Dakota and Bismarck, ND areas until returning to Devils Lake, ND.  He went to school in Fort Totten and graduated from Four Winds High School in 1981 and proudly entered the United States Army, serving his country from 1981-1988.  He played basketball for Four Winds High School and was a traditional dancer in his younger years.  Tyrone was a member of the Spirit Lake Nation Tribe.  Tyrone was a hard worker, he took pride in everything he did.  He was a person who people could call to help fix or build whatever was needed.  He was eager to show off his new project or the business he was going to make.  His grandchildren all loved him unconditionally.  He has a laughter that could stir the whole room into laughing.  Tyrone was a good man with an even better heart, he will be forever missed by everyone.

Tyrone is survived by his children, Samantha Ross, Zachary (Brenna) Dolan-Ross, Justine Ross and Tyler Ross; grandchildren, Julian, Mya, Cante, Zane Lyle Ross, Jaycee Blueshield, Emma and Hannah Dolan-Ross, Chase Wambdi, Nico, Maretti Ross and Maddy Hoover-Ross; mother, Evelyn (Mazakahomni) Ross; sibling, Lacey and Nicole Blackbull, Erin (Mikey) McCarthy, Lynn and John Country, Elaine Ross, Curtis Ross and Rowena Ross, Ramona Lincoln, Lenora Yellowbird, Cheryl Arpan, Darin Arpan, Chance Miller, Cher Miller, Sue Ellen Arpan Reisch and Laurie Arpan and Bishop Michael Cole and special friend, Dawn Littlewind and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his son, Zane Ross; mother, Maryann Blackbull; father, Wesley Arpan and John Ross Sr.; brothers, Glenn and Peter Ross; granddaughter, Jordan Blueshield/Ross; nephew, Nico Ross; great grandparents, James and Annie Sipto Mazakahomni and George and Verna Chaske.

Tyrone’s Visitation will be Friday, October 21, 2022 from 5:00PM-7:00PM followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00PM all at Bdecan Presbyterian Church, Tokio, ND.

Friends wishing to join the procession from New Rockford to Tokio may gather on the corner of 77th Ave. NE and 35th St. NE, rural Sheyenne, prior to 4:15PM.

A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 10:00AM at Bdecan Presbyterian Church, Tokio, ND.

His Burial will be at the Ross Family Cemetery, rural Sheyenne, ND.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Praying for Tyrone and the family.

  2. Prayers for all of Tyrone’s family. May he RIP forever with our Creator.

  3. Prayers and thoughts to Tyronne’s family.

    Make he rest in peace.

  4. Our Sincere Condolences to Tyrone’s Family. May you find Peace in knowing that Tyrone has made his Journey home to Heaven and was Welcomed home by his Family who went before him. Prayers for All his Family Members and Friends today and all of the Tomorrows..🙏 Rest In Peace Tyrone..
    Valerie & Lawrence Bull Family

  5. rest in peace little bro miss you

  6. Prayers for Tyrone’s family. May he Rest In Peace.

  7. Thank you for being such a good man to my family and showing us the great man you were in life. You were proof that God can change our lives for greatness. I’m proud of you in all your life goals, running AA meetings, working for the postal service, your ability to start your own business and having a caring heart for all your children and grandkids. Thank you for your service and heavenly home. You are truly missed 🇺🇲💙

  8. Prayers and condolences to the Ross family. We graduated together and both went into the U.S. Army after high school. RIP Brother.

  9. Rest in peace my nephew we made ourselves so proud when you tell Spirit Lake singers to keep up the good songs you sing for us and were glad to travel around for the last two years. There’s going to be a vacate our next yr. but we will always remember you in our prayers, rest in peace toksa anpetu wan ed waciyake kta.

  10. rest in peace from Ivan Lovejoy & his drum group, you will be missed in our circle.

  11. Prayers and condolences to Tyrone’s family and friends, rest in Paradise Tyrone


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