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Chosa, Edward Joseph (LDF Chippewa)

The Passing of a Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Warrior

With sadness for those who remain, but happiness for the departed,
for he suffers no longer, we respectfully announce the passing of
Edward Joseph Chosa, (Aajidamo), who walked on the afternoon of
August 21, 2007.

Edward was born on September 6, 1940, to Ben Chosa, Sr., and Marie
Doud Chosa, both who preceded him to the spirit world. He is survived
by his wife, Margaret Chosa, nee Stone, One son, Trent, and four
daughters, Ann Marie, Virginia, Yvette, and Deidre. Two daughters,
Victoria and Violet, preceded Edward to the spirit world. Edward is
survived by twenty grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Edward is also survived by two brothers, Michael and Alan, and four
sisters, Mae, Betty, Yolanda, and Virginia, and many nephews and
nieces. Also preceding Edward to the spirit world were four brothers,
Ben, Jr., William, Bryan, and Leonard, and three sisters, Angeline,
Wilberta and Wyona.

While here on this earth, Edward lived life to the fullest. He raised
his family in a traditional manner, and taught them the arts of
hunting, fishing, and gathering. Edward was a champion of both human
and Native rights. He was an active member of the Chicago Indian
Village, the American Indian Movement, and the Ojibwe Treaty Rights
Movement. He journeyed to Nebraska to protest the wanton killing of
Raymond Yellow Thunder, and to Wounded Knee in 1973. He served the
Lac du Flambeau Tribe as a tribal council member, and also as a
member of the Chippewa Housing Authority Board. Edward's faults were
outweighed by his virtues, and family, friends, and acquaintances
will remember him as a true warrior. He has earned the name of
Ogitchidaa.

Traditional services and feasts will be conducted at the Chosa
residence on Sugarbush Trail, Wednesday and Thursday evenings,
beginning at 7:30 PM

A wake and traditional memorial service will be held at the
All-Purpose building August 24, beginning at 6:30 PM, and
traditional graveside services and a feast will be held on Saturday,
August 25, beginning at 10:00 AM. Officiating will be Mr. Robert
(Bobby) Williams.

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