In Memory of Beverly J. Oustigoff

July 10, 1939 - April 16, 2023

Beverly Jean Oustigoff “Wemitigoozhikwe”, age 83, a resident of Webster, WI passed away peacefully at home with her loved ones by her side on April 16, 2023.

Bev was born on July 10, 1939 in Sand Lake Township to parents Joseph and Mary Oiyotte.

Bev touched many kids lives over the years. Bev helped with the fundraising for J.O.M. Homeschool and was the coordinator for 28 years. She started the first daycare and head start programs for the St. Croix Tribal Center. Bev also helped start the summer youth feeding program.

Over the years Bev worked as the head cook for the St. Croix Tribal Youth Camp. She was the mentor for the Tribal Education and her last job was working at the elder advocate office. Bev was a member of the GLITC Foster Grandparent Program for many years and was part of the Big Drum Society for over 40 years. Bev and her sister Fran started the Highschool Powwows in Siren, WI and the surrounding school which are still held to this day.

In Bev’s free time she enjoyed going to the casino and playing her favorite slot machines, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family and watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren play sports.

Bev is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Angeline, Doris, Harriet, Ann and Frances; brother, John; granddaughter, Courtney Oustigoff; and great grandson, Chad Songetay Jr.

She is survived by her children, Leva (Barb LaBlanc) Oustigoff Jr., Laura (Jeremy Littlepipe ) Oustigoff, Joe Oustigoff, Alvin (Christa Kilen) Oustigoff, and Neil (Karen Washington) Oustigoff Sr.; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; along with other relatives and many friends.

Friends may call on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 after 5:00 PM at St. Croix Tribal Center in Hertel. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 10:00 AM at St. Croix Tribal Center in Hertel with spiritual leaders Anton Treuer, Vince Merrill and Mike Taylor. Interment will follow at Sand Lake Cemetery with pallbearers Chad Songetay, Tristin Oustigoff, Neil Oustigoff Jr., Andrew Timp, Pat Decorah and Jeremy Littlepipe.

Honorary pallbearers are Daniel Taylor, Scott Phernetton, George Reynolds, Jeff Nelson, James Emery, Carmine Songetay, Ealen Oustigoff, David Taylor, Caleil Songetay, Koner Lamson and Jalen Lamson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home.

Last Update: Apr 19, 2023 3:19 pm CDT

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