Baabiiyobiikwe, Ursula Dawn Weyaus, 48-year-old resident of Onamia, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2020.
A funeral ceremony was held on Thursday, July 16, at the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Community Center on the Mille Lacs Reservation. Visitation was on Wednesday, July 15.
Funeral arrangements were with the Shelley Funeral Chapel of Onamia, Minn.
Ursula is survived by her sons, Sheldon Warbonnet, Devon Warbonnet, Richard No Heart Jr., Chauncey Michael BullBear, Miles Skylar BullBear; daughters, Dawn Allyn Laroy BullBear, Danielle Boyd-Weyaus; sisters, Candance Foley, Janelle Boyd; brothers, Gordon Weyaus, Bradley Weyaus, and Chad Weyaus; aunts, Shirley Boyd, Celeste Long Elk, Marsha Long Elk, Fern Fights Lone; and uncle, Julian Long Elk
She was preceded in death by her father, Richard Weyaus Sr., mother, Delores Long Elk; grandparents, Violet and John Weyaus, Ethel Long Elk and Chauncey Long Elk Sr.; brother, Richard Weyaus, Jr.; uncles, Owen Fights Lone, Chauncey Long Elk Jr., Terrance Long Elk; aunts, Delores Eagle, Rosalie Kegg, Evelyn Benjamin, Laura Hill, Gloria Weyaus, Mary Jane Eagle, Donna Brown.
Baabiiyobiikwe, Ursula was raised by Shirley and William Boyd. When she was 14 years old, she moved back to South Dakota with her mother and later attended Flandreau Indian School. She returned to Minnesota in 1991 and worked at Grand Casino Mille lacs as a Slots Floor Attendant. Ursula transferred to Grand Casino Hinckley when it opened in 1994; she then moved back to South Dakota. Ursula most recently worked at Grand Casino Mille Lacs as a hotel housekeeper. She loved to be around her family and missed having her children around. Ursula liked to spend her time playing the keno machine at the casino, using Facebook, sitting by the lake, and playing with her nieces and nephews.