Ann M. Oiyotte, (Gaagabiikwe) age 77, of Hertel died June 24, 2012 at her home. Ann was born on November 22, 1934 in Sand Lake Township to Joseph and Mary Oiyotte.
Ann attended LCO College where she received a associate in arts. To continue and further her education she attended the University of River Falls. Ann starting her career working at Western Union as a telephone operator in Chicago, Illinois. While in Chicago, she also had a job working at the US Postal Service. Ann later worked at the tribal center as telephone operator. She was the Foster Grandparent Coordinator for 12 years at the Great Lakes Tribal Council and was a foster grandparent herself. She was an active lady who was also involved with something like the election board, the housing board, pow wow board and the education board for the tribal center. In her free time she enjoyed traveling, getting away to Las Vegas for short trips and going to the local casinos as well. Ann also enjoyed bowling and loved spending time with her children.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her brother John Oiyotte and sister Angeline Oiyotte Johnson.
She is survived by her son Keith Oiyotte; foster son Jason Belisle; her sisters Harriet LaSarge, Doris Emery, Beverly Oustigoff, and Francis Decorah; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at the Hertel Tribal Center in Hertel with Tony Troyer and Melvin Eagle officiating. Interment followed at the Sand Lake Cemetery. Casketbearers were Bruce Taylor, Rick Benjamin, Al Oustigoff, Leva Oustigoff Jr., Robert Oiyotte, and Neil Oustigoff. Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Webster. Online condolences can be made at www.swedberg-taylor.com