July 12, 1970 - March 05, 2020
It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of Gilbert “Shawn” LaVallie, loving son, brother, father, and uncle. Shawn entered eternal life on March 5, 2020, at the age of 49.
Shawn was born July 12,1970, in Belcourt, to Gilbert and Beverly (Azure) LaVallie. He was raised in Dunseith and attended school in Dunseith graduating in 1988. He attended college at NDSU-Bottineau and then entered the workforce.
Shawn enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his children who were his pride and joy. He was a very private man with a quick wit; was a font of random facts; and was a loyal and fierce protector of his family. His death has left a huge hole in our small family that will never be filled. Until we meet again, Shawn.
He is survived by his mother, Beverly LaVallie, of Dunseith; his children, Dawn LaVallie of Rolette, Shawn LaVallie of Minot, and Shanice and Landon LaVallie of Dunseith; a step-daughter, Aleana Peltier of Dunseith; his sister, Lori (Brad) Foss of Washburn; his brother, Corey (Julie) LaVallie of Belcourt; nieces, Kristen Foss of Bismarck and Jillian LaVallie of Belcourt; and nephews, Corey John and Connor LaVallie of Belcourt.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gilbert LaVallie, Sr., and his grandparents, John and Cecelia LaVallie and Frank and Agnes Azure.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 10:00 AM at St Anthony’s Catholic Church of rural Dunseith. Father Jim Mulligan presiding. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Elick Funeral Home, Rolla, ND.