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Obituaries: Brandon Allen Blacketter

Brandon Allen Blacketter, 24, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. He was born March 5, 1997, to Brad “Raff” and Melanie “Mel” (Rabideaux) Blacketter in Cloquet, Minnesota. Brandon graduated from Cloquet High School and worked as a laborer at various places over the years. Brandon was a skilled boxer, who traveled to several destinations for his fights throughout the states. He also enjoyed playing Xbox with his cousins, his friends, and especially with his brothers. Brandon enjoyed sports, being outdoors and spending time with his family particularly with his grandpa. Though Brandon was here for too short of time, he left his handprint on the world, and brightened the lives of his friends, cousins, brothers, sisters and especially his parents and grandparents.

Brandon was preceded in death by his great grandparents, Clifton, and Margaret Rabideaux; grandparents, Jim, and Maryann Blacketter and his aunt, Jan Rabideaux. He is survived by his parents, Raff and Mel Blacketter; his grandparents, Cliff, and Gail Rabideaux; his brothers, Brody (Brianna Matrious) Blacketter, Holden, Jordan, and Orlando Blacketter; his sisters, Janice and Evee Blacketter; godmother, Flora Diver; godfather, Clint Rabideaux; nephews, Brody Blacketter, Jr., and Bryson Blacketter; niece, Sequoia Blacketter; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

An all-night wake began at 5 p.m. Friday, October 15, in the Fond du Lac Cultural Language and Learning Center “Anishinaabetwaakamig”, 1713 Mizhaki Road, Cloquet, and will continued Saturday, October 16, until the 10 a.m. Funeral Service also in the Cultural Center. Interment is in Sawyer Cemetery.