Robert Cleveland, “Goober” “Mąąxisga Hanąąžį”, age 70, walked on to Eternal Life on Friday, May 26,
2023, at the Agrace Hospice Care Center in Madison, WI.
Robert was born on July 25, 1952, in Black River Falls to Albert Cleveland and Nina (Greendeer)
Cleveland and attended school in the Black River Falls area.
Robert liked to dabble in many things, like music, singing, fishing and drawing. He also liked to carve
wood and stone and would make tobacco pipes out of them. Robert was a great cook, especially when
he was grilling food, spare ribs were his specialty and he walked everywhere! He had a passion for
restoring old furniture and would do so in his free time. Robert was employed with different landscaping
companies throughout the years and enjoyed the outdoors and doing yard work.
Robert is survived by his daughters, Alison Cleveland, Fonda (Edward) Blackdeer, Carly (Travis) Haugstad
and Lavinia (Brent) Brookshaw; his brothers Wilbert (C-Ann) Cleveland, Herbert (Paula) Cleveland,
Wilfrid Cleveland and Steven (Sheila) Cleveland; his sisters, Tina McArthur and Rita (Bill) Gardner; his
grandchildren Heaven O’Brien, Autumn O’Brien, Devin (Paizlee) O’Brien, Aaron O’Brien, Ryder Haugstad
and Lakyn Haugstad; his great-grandchildren Abel Hernandez, Ryland O’Brien, Molly O’Brien, Kashus
Schoenfuss, Illias Dominguez and Finn O’Brien.
He was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Nina Cleveland; an infant sister, Mercedes
Cleveland; his brothers Delbert Cleveland and Lambert Cleveland Sr; his sister Alberta (Cleveland)
Decorah; his son Albert Cleveland; his niece Nina WhiteEagle; and nephew Daniel WhiteEagle.
Native American Church Services will be at 1:00 P.M. on Monday May 29, 2023 at the District 1
Community Center, N7261 Warrior Ave. Black River Falls, WI 54615 with Joseph WhiteEagle officiating.
Burial will follow at Decorah Cemetery in rural Black River Falls, WI.
Visitation will be held at 3:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. Sunday May 28, 2023 at the District 1 Community
The Buswell Funeral Home of Black River Falls is assisting with arrangements, 715-284-2231

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