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Harry Three Stars Jr.

Harry Three Stars Jr. Harry Three Stars Jr.

Harry Three Stars Jr., Yellow Knife (Mina Zi’), 58, of Poplar died Sept. 25, 2022.

He was born Nov. 20, 1963, in Poplar to Hazel (Lester) and Harry Three Stars Sr. He attended Poplar Elementary and Poplar High School graduating in 1982. He also attended Red River High School in Grand Forks, N.D., for a period of time. During his high school years, he participated in football and basketball.

He attended Fort Peck Community College receiving his AAS in automotives. He also attended Rocky Mountain College receiving a bachelors in business administration.

He worked for the Fort Peck Tribes in various programs, A& S Tribal Industries, Juvenile Detention Center/ Transitional Living Unit and Tribal Health from 2007 to present.

He practiced his cultural ways of life. He was told at a young age to carry a tape recorder to learn the songs. During his high school years while living with his brother, Roy, is when he began singing. He sang with Red Nation, Badlands Fort Peck Sioux and many other drum groups singing at pow-wows throughout Indian Country.

He loved spending time with family and friends. He always had time for his friends, lending a helping hand, giving advice when asked or sharing a joke to enlighten someone’s day. As brothers do, he had a special bond with his brother Roy, sister-in-law Madonna and their children. He especially loved his sons and grandsons and would do anything for them. He spent the majority of his life with his wife, Marva. He was a hardworking, compassionate man. He enjoyed working on cars and had exceptional mechanical skills which enabled him to fix many things.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Marva; sons, Harry Three Stars III, Ethan Three Stars, Joe Buckles and Preston Low Dog; numerous grandchildren; one great-grandson; brother, Roy Azure III; and sisters, Kathy and Mary Lou Azure.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Sarah Three Stars.

His funeral service was held Monday, Oct. 3, at the Poplar Cultural Center. Interment followed at the Poplar City Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.

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