Mitchell Norman Link
May 25,1987 ~ April 5, 2023
Mitchell Norman Link, age 35, walked on April 5 th , 2023 in Merrillan, Wisconsin. He was born May 25 th , 1987 in San
Antonio, TX to Jeffrey A. Link and Tris Y. Harris (RedCloud). He moved from San Antonio to Noblesville, IN, to Black River
Falls and Neillsville, WI in his youth, spending time between his mother, father, and grandmother, aka his living angel,
Annita RedCloud. Mitchell Norman was named after his great-grandfather Corporal Mitchell RedCloud Jr., and
grandfather Norman Link.
Mitchell loved traveling, visiting relatives, doing different jobs, and making lots of friends. He worked in landscaping in
Indiana, as a cook at a Chinese restaurant in Tennessee, but his favorite jobs were at the Ho-Chunk Casino in Black River
Falls where he worked in the Food & Beverage Department, and Maintenance. He was loved by all of his co-workers and
casino guests who he helped whenever he would see them, even it was just to get them something to drink, or clean
around their area.
In 2008, he married Mariah Blackhawk, and they had two children together, Arrayah and Mitchell Jr., however, they
grew apart and he met Enchanting Littlewolf, and they had two children, Khashious and Little Bear. When he was with
them, he spent every minute focused on them and making them happy. He wasn’t able to spend many years with his
children, but he loved them with all of his heart and would talk to everyone he came in to contact with about how proud
he was of them. Out of everything in his life, this is what he would want everyone to know, especially his children.
Mitchell is survived by his four children, Arrayah, Mitchell Jr., Khashious, and Little Bear; his mother Tris, and step-father
Jonathan Harris; his grandmother Annita; step-grandmother Penny Harris; his brother Tristan YellowCloud; his sisters
Carey Link, Jayda Harris, and Nataly Harris; his uncles Mitchell (Kari) Kamisato, James (Lynn) Harris, Gary (Patti) Hall,
Duane (Anita) Link, and James Link; his aunts Cori (Dave) Blaschke, Pamela White, Joely (Robert) Walter, Eileen
Funmaker, and Diane (Rene) Wallace; and so many cousins and friends that he loved as well.
Those who were there to greet him when he crossed over are his father, Jeffrey; his grandfather Wayne Kamisato; his
grandparents Norman and Mildred Link; step-grandfather Col. Donald Harris; and his uncle Reggie Link.
He would also want everyone to know that he struggled with addiction from a young age, and would not want his life to
be sugar-coated. He would want his relatives and friends who are still using to know that there is a better way, and that
those that make and sell drugs need to be put away so no more lives are lost, we have lost too many of our Ho-Chunk
relatives, and this has to stop. Mitchell would want the Ho-Chunk Nation and the Counties to make treatment for
addiction available for everyone who asks for it; it may not stick the first or second time, but we should not give up on
There will be a celebration of life gathering at the Buswell Funeral home in Black River Falls, WI on Wednesday April 12,
from 11am – 1pm. In lieu of flowers, he would want you to make a donation to any program for recovering addicts in
your area, or a monetary donation to his mother in order to help start up Kijire Nagu, a Ho-Chunk Healing Center.
His ashes will be taken to Hawaii where he always wanted to be.
The Buswell Funeral Home of Black River Falls is assisting the family, 715-284-2231.
Mitchell Norman Link