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Johnathan Van Thompson, “Wambdi Hoksina” (Eagle Boy) 29 of the Spirit Lake Nation passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 in Fargo, ND.
Jonathan Van began his earthly journey on January 24, 1991 at Devils Lake ND, the son of Delilah Renae BlueShield and Vance Thompson Sr. He attended school in Moorhead MN. He worked at several jobs in Moorhead and Fargo including Paradiso Restaurant, Building Window Cleaner all over in different rural towns.
Jonathan loved sports, video games, playing at Casino’s and his favorite pastime of listening to music. He loved spending time with his children and family members and joking around and teasing. He took pride in his appearance wearing nice clothes and shoes.
Johnathan and Jarreah Eastman, his school sweetheart, married and to this union were born Jayden and Jayce, his precious boys.
Jonathan had a very special relationship and friendship with Nicole Sanders (aka Pockets) his nickname for her. They have been friends for over 11 years, then started dating in 2019. They are the proud parents of a baby boy, Easton Ashton, whom they loved and cherished with all their heart. Johnny also loved Nicole’s other children as his own. He was their babysitter when they were younger. Johnny was so excited about his new tiny baby and his whole precious family. It was a new beginning for him.
Johnathan’s loving family include his father Vance Thompson Sr.; mother Delilah Renae Blueshield; little nephew/ brother Jake Ironhawk, children Jayden and Jayce Thompson, Easton Ashton Thompson; brothers Walter A. “Sonny” Thompson, Vance James Thompson Jr., Sage Thompson and his only sister Lauren IronHawk, whom he was very protective of. He would do almost anything for her; aunties Amanda Smith, Candace Smith, Leola White, Alvina Thompson, Lynette Blueshield, Valerie Paul, Joan RedFox, Adeline Blueshield, Karen Longie, Darla Thiele, Sheila Blueshield, June Blueshield, Julie Johnson, Monica Dubois, Lorna WalkingEagle and Tammy Blueshield; uncles Aaron Thompson, Adrian Thompson, Waylon Smith, Lonnie Smith, Calvin Smith Jr., Kevin Blueshield, Alvin Blueshield, Eric Dubois, Clayton Blueshield and Harlan Blueshield.
Those who passed to the Spirit World. His brother Ashton Thompson, sister Meryl Nicole IronHawk, aunties Laurie Smith, Laura Smith, Martina Mattson, Rachel Blueshield and Sandra Blueshield, uncle Joseph Blueshield, grandmothers Joyce Young, Violet Blueshield Littleghost, Rose DuBois, Mary O. Jackson, Winnifred Cloud Jackson, Teresa Feather, Alvina Jackson and Esther Abraham, grandfathers Walter Abraham, Louis Jackson, Arthur Thompson, Herbert Blueshield, Lincoln Blueshield and Martin Blueshield.
Pallbearers will be Sonny Thompson, Vance Thompson Jr., Ricky Cavanaugh, Duane Jackson Jr., Lonnie Smith, Jason Thompson, Jordain Smith and Manuel Perez Jr.
Honorary Bearers will be: Wally Thompson, his very special friend Jessica Longie, who was his bestie. L.J St. John, John Shiek, T.J Solberg, Joseph Thompson, Jesse Jackson, Laryssa Thompson, Joshua Fox, Jarreah Eastman, Calvin Smith Jr., Lonna Jackson Street, Karen Jackson, Darcie Jackson Delorme and many more friends.
Delilah wants to thank all of Johnathan’s Spirit Lake Nation family for their help, their love and support during this very difficult time. Due to the COVID 19 restrictions, she is unable to be present with us at this time as she lives in Billings MT. As restrictions are lifted we hope to be together as a family soon to lay our precious Johnathan to his earthly place of rest.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 17, 2020 from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake. A Wake and funeral service will be held at a later date when restrictions have been lifted.
Please continue to keep the Thompson family in your thoughts and prayers. Due to the COVID 19 restrictions, visitors to the funeral home will be limited to no more than 10 in the building at one time and social distancing must be practiced. If you are at risk Please offer your support online or by mail. We want to keep everyone safe. God Bless You All.