BISMARCK, N.D. — Frederick Medicine Stone, 34, went to be with the Lord, March 2, 2013, in Bismarck.
He was born Feb. 14, 1979, to Wilbur Medicine Stone and Della Cantrell Pipestem in Wolf Point, Mont.
Frederick attended Wolf Point schools. In high school he chose to go to Chemawa Indian School in Salem, Ore., where he graduated in 1998. After graduation, he attended United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck. He graduated in 2005 with his culinary arts degree and also with an automotive degree.
He loved cooking. He worked at United Tribes, Pizza Ranch in Mandan and most recently, the Ramkota Inn in Bismarck, as well as other places.
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He was a good-hearted man who loved wolves and loved to read. If his head wasn't in a book, he was playing video games or on his phone playing a game. His most cherished moments were with his daughter, Claudette. Their eyes would light up when they saw each other. Both had the same cheesy smile. He was known for his hearty laugh, big smile and kind heart. He wasn't afraid to talk to new people and, therefore, made many friends, both young and old.
He is survived by his grandmothers, Melissa White Eagle Cantrell of Wolf Point and JoAnne White Eagle of Poplar; his father, Wilbur (Paula) Medicine Stone of Halliday, N.D.; mother, Della (Phillip) Pipestem of Red Rock, Okla.; sisters, Melissa Medicine Stone of Wolf Point, Mattie (Cody) Medicine Stone of Fort Totten, N.D.; brothers, Adrian Pipestem, Phillip Pipestem Jr. and Stephen Pipestem of Red Rock, Verle Pipestem of Ponca City, Okla., Wilbur Medicine Stone, David Medicine Stone, Manuel Medicine Stone and Bryce Medicine Stone of Fort Totten; and his pride and joy, his only daughter, Claudette Shivley of Fargo, N.D. He is also survived by friends and relatives too numerous to mention.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Allen and Mirriam (Bull) Medicine Stone and Courtney R. Cantrell Sr.; uncles Durwin Medicine Stone, Allen (Butch) Medicine Stone, Verle "Muscles" Cantrell, Rueben Castro Cantrell; cousin Jeremy Stiffarm and niece Aubrey Medicine Stone.
There will be a wake service Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m. and funeral services at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 8, at the Wolf Point Community Hall. Pastor Danny Lindsay will be officiating. Burial will be in the Medicine Stone Cemetery in Twin Buttes, N.D.