Cover photo for Waylon Elmer “Picks Up The Feather” Fox Sr.'s Obituary
Waylon Elmer “Picks Up The Feather” Fox Sr. Profile Photo
1978 Waylon 2020

Waylon Elmer “Picks Up The Feather” Fox Sr.

August 17, 1978 — December 31, 2020

Waylon Elmer Fox “Picks Up The Feather”, Sr., 42, of Moorhead, MN, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020, in Traverse Care Center, Wheaton, MN.

Waylon was born on August 17, 1978, to Ferlon, Sr. and Beth Ann (Graffis) Fox in Fargo, ND, where he grew up. In 1985, he moved to Moorhead, MN, where he attended St. Joseph’s Elementary and Moorhead Senior High. After high school, he dove deep within his Native American culture and began singing and dancing for local Pow Wow’s. He quickly learned the Dakota language of his people and began singing in his own language. He became well known for his voice that he teamed up with Mick Kjar and Red Nation to record a CD. He joined the Pow Wow Circle where he sang and danced as a well renowned Grassdancer and a Spiritual Sundancer.

Waylon was hired to work as a cultural organizer for Wahpeton Indian Schools where he taught Native American Culture, Signing, and Dancing, taking part in local demonstrations. He moved back to Moorhead, MN, where he met Linda Bearhart and together, they had a son, Waylon, Jr. He began his work at schools and cultural centers where he took part in cultural traditions.

Waylon was always happy, friendly, and easy going and made friends everywhere he went.

A private family service will be held at Wright Funeral Home on Monday, January 11, 2021. A livestream of the service will be available on Waylon’s webpage at www.wrightfuneral.com at 2:00 P.M where a guestbook and video tribute may also be found. Visitation will be from noon to 2:00 P.M. on Monday. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, North, Fargo, ND.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Waylon Elmer “Picks Up The Feather” Fox Sr., please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Wright Funeral Home - Moorhead

605 2nd Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56560

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Service

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Wright Funeral Home - Moorhead

605 2nd Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56560

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Cemetery

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Holy Cross Cemetery

MN

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 32

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree