Stacy Ann Buckanaga, age 49, of Minneapolis Journeyed to the Spirit World on Sunday, August 21, 2017 at Regency Hospital in Golden Valley.
She was born on October 31, 1967 in Minneapolis the daughter of Darrell G. Skinaway Sr. and Margaret A. Murray (Thompson).
She enjoyed shopping, being with friends and family and going to the Casino.
Survived by her mother: Margaret A. Skinaway of Minneapolis; four sisters: Shelly Skinaway, Theresa Skinaway, Kimberly Skinaway and Yvette Skinaway all of Minneapolis; other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by two children Cheyenne Skinaway and Travis Buckanaga, her father Darrell G. Skinaway Sr., two brothers Darrell G. Skinaway Jr. and John Skinaway.
Funeral Services for Stacy Ann Buckanaga will be held on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at Division of Indian Works in Minneapolis.
Interment Gethsemane Cemetery in New Hope.
A wake will be held on Friday, August 25th at 4:00 P.M. at Division of Indian Works in Minneapolis.
Casket Bearers will be Ronnie Thompson, Leonard Thompson, Robert Thompson, Kenneth Craig, Jordan Skinaway and Robert Coyer.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family.



Patrick was born on December 5, 1962, to Melvin and Bernice (Clark) Buckanaga in Park Rapids, MN. He was raised and educated in Minneapolis, MN. He moved back to Ponsford in the late 1970's, where attended the Detroit Lakes Vocational and Technical College and received a degree in culinary arts. He was also trained to box by his father and uncles and became a Golden Gloves Champion who won numerous bouts and titles. His tough nature prepared him for his life as a father. He worked as a concrete laborer and went on to drive taxi for DL Taxi. He was married to his first wife, Stacy (Skinaway) Buckanaga, in the early 1990's, and they were married for 17 years. Patrick went on to have ten children and loved each of them in his own special way.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, having cook-outs, and family gatherings. He was a fan of boxing and basketball who liked watching and participating in both; he would often take trips to tournaments with his family. He enjoyed playing poker and loved his trip to Las Vegas; he had always intended to return. He enjoyed hosting poker games and had a ranking system for each player. He truly loved raising his granddaughter and told her every day how beautiful she is. No matter what he did in life he always had good intentions. He was one of a kind when it came to giving out birthday presents.

He is survived by his special friend, Becky "Buck" Kotchian of Frazee; children: Patrick Buckanaga Jr. of Pine Point, Michael Croud of Pine Point, Emily Fairbanks of Fargo, ND, Nicole Croud of Minneapolis, David Fairbanks of Fargo, Derrik Croud of Pine Point, Jessica Dean of Lake Park, Darius Kroulik-Buckanaga of Detroit Lakes, and Brooklyn Kroulik-Buckanaga of Detroit Lakes; siblings: Melvin (Celeste) Buckanaga of Mahnomen, Michael Buckanaga Sr. (Patti Viznor) of Mahnomen, Diane Buckanaga of Detroit Lakes, Roxanne (Michael) Flammond of Minneapolis, Evelyn Buckanaga (Jim Swan) of Mahnomen; a brother-in-law, Scot Blaine of Detroit Lakes; numerous grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; and all his poker buddies.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Bernice; his grandparents, John and Jane Buckanaga, and Clarence and Louise Clark; a sister, Wanda Blaine; his son, Travis "Travey" Buckanaga; a grandson, Brayden Buckanaga; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.


Travis D. Buckanaga, 23, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes.


Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 at the Old Pine Point School in Ponsford. Interment will be in Breck Memorial Episcopal Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, until the time of services Thursday at the Old Pine Point School.

Travis Dwayne Buckanaga, known as "Travey," was born to Patrick and Stacy (Skinaway) Buckanaga on June 18, 1989 in Minneapolis. He was named by his auntie, Wanda Blaine and was raised and educated in Ponsford, later attending the Park Rapids Public Schools. He was employed at Quizno's in Detroit Lakes.

Travis enjoyed time with his daughter, Tiera; playing basketball and poker. He was a loving father and adored his daughter.

Survivors include his daughter Tiera, of Rapid City, S.D.; his parents, Patrick Buckanaga of Mahnomen and Stacy Buckanaga of Minneapolis; brothers, Patrick Buckanaga Jr. of Ponsford, Michael Croud of Ponsford, David Fairbanks of Fargo, Derek Croud of Ponsford and Darius Buckanaga of White Earth; sisters, Emily Fairbanks of Minneapolis, Nicole Croud of Minneapolis, Jessica Dean of Lake Park, Raven Beaulieu of Cass Lake and Brooklyn Buckanaga of White Earth; his special friend, Amber Morrison of Rapid City; and his grandmothers, Bernice Buckanaga of Ponsford and Margaret Skinaway of Minneapolis.

Preceding him in death were a sister, Cheyanne Skinaway and his grandfather, Melvin Buckanaga.