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Tena D. John, 31, of Peshawbestown, passed away on Dec. 26, 2017 in Traverse City. Tena was born on Oct. 19, 1986 in Traverse City the daughter of Raymond and Myra (Miracle) John.
She enjoyed taking care of people around her and was a great aunt. She was a traditional native dancer with her favorite title being "auntie." She enjoyed beadwork art, going on cruises with "Mim" and was an avid and obsessive Batman fan. Tena never missed a Comic Con.
She is survived by her mother, Myra John, of Peshawbestown; three siblings, Troy (Shannon) John, of Peshawbestown, Tera (Arthur Mosqueda) John, of Peshawbestown, and Teia (Timothy Wheelock) John, of Traverse City; six chickens, Jennifer, Jamie, Eve, Araya, Alora and Allen; three great-chickens, Trinity, Isaiah and Zariah; many, many other members of her flock, four booger brothers and sisters, Chad, Sharon, Maggie and Theresa; and her best friends, Kyle McKay and Karlyn Hawkins.
She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond John; her maternal grandparents, Eva and Frank Miracle,; paternal grandparents, Harry and Ida John; as well as several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will take place on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, at 1 p.m., at the Strongheart Center, 2600 Strongheart Way, Peshawbestown. Jody Betten and Robin Carden will officiate. Visitation will begin on Saturday, Dec. 30, at noon, at her home, 2588 N. Peshawbestown Road, and will continue until moving to the Strongheart Center on Monday for services. The sacred fire is going currently and will continue on until Monday at her home. An informal wake and song service will be at 6 p.m. on Saturday at her house.
An online guestbook is available at www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are being handled by the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
Published on December 30, 2017
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