Chance Fox, 39, of Fargo, passed away on February 2, 2024, in Fargo.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at 11:00 AM at the Old Ralph Wells Complex, White Shield, ND. Burial to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, White Shield.
Wake Services will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, beginning at 5:00 PM at the Old Ralph Wells Complex, White Shield, ND.
Chance Montel Fox I (Holy Hoof) was born on March 6, 1984, to Karmen Charles Fox I and Yvette Marie LaCroix. He had three siblings Charlee Lyn, Chad Naaman, and Karmen Charles II. Chance was a very instrumental in helping his mom raise his brothers and sister. The kids adored Chance and looked up to him for everything. He also had a lot of positive male role models in his life, too numerous to name, but you know who you are. One major inspiration in his life was “Grandma Lu”, whom he admired and loved so dearly, nobody compared to his “Grandma Lu”. He lived in Brookings, SD and Bismarck, ND but was primarily raised in White Shield, ND. In elementary and high school Chance was at the top of his class. His classmates would get mad at him because he always set the curve high. He was Mrs. Voigts favorite in the Gifted and Talented Program, where he earned various trips nationwide. In addition to academics, he excelled in basketball. He also ran in Nationals AAU in San Antonio, TX and Chicago, IL. His senior year he was selected as one of the top ten basketball players in ND. His team won the Gold Metal Championship in Australia. When he returned home, he was selected again to play in the Indigenous Games in Canada, where his team took bronze. Chance was the Valedictorian of his class in 2002. That fall be attended BSC in Bismarck for the Engineering Program. He also attended UTTC and studied construction technology to become a master carpenter. He later moved to Fort Washakie, WY to help his uncle Glenn run the Dakota Seamless Gutters. While living with his uncle he got back into basketball attending numerous tournaments throughout Indian Country with the Denver Warhoopers. Chance was selected as an all-star in many tournaments.
Chance returned to White Shield to walk his mother down the aisle when she married Dallas Dickens who Chance loved very much as a step-father. He was then employed by Fort Berthold Housing as White Shield maintenance. Chance Montel took in his three nephews Cashdyn, Kingsdyn and Xaidyn and raised them as his own. He then relocated to Fargo, ND with the boys and his mother. He pursued a cooking career at Applebee’s where he met the love of his life Leigh Anne Phan. They united in marriage in September 2019. They were blessed with two beautiful Naisans (Native and Asian) Chance’s words.
Chance was a many of many talents in addition to basketball, he loved to play pool, cards, softball, and any sport you can think of. Another passion of his was his music Redzone Entertainment. His music led him to perform live in Sioux Falls, SD, Sisseton, SD, and Orlando, FL, Chance was a natural at entertaining. His lyrics were a poetry of his life. He dropped the Mic after he got his children which became his main priority.
Chance Montel Fox II and Chanel Meadow Fox were his world. He was a very proud father and loved his family with all his heart. He was a very protective, loving caring, kind, and proud father. One of his greatest accomplishments was becoming a dad. When his wife wanted to go to work, he chose to be a stay at home father instead of putting them in daycare. Here is where he put his whole heart and soul into caring for his children. He taught them everything from colors, ABC’s numbers, days of the week, adding, subtracting, multiplying, even down to square roots. Chance the II is a little genius just like his dad. Chance was so proud of his efforts in raising his kids.
Chance lit up a room like no other with his radiant energy, heart of gold, and love for others. Chance left a mark with anyone he crossed paths with, which includes his in-laws in the Philippines. His family recently visited there for a month renewing their marriage vows. He always said “that was the best time of my life”, also skydiving in Fargo.
Chance will be greatly missed. His laughter, his smile, his competitiveness, his protectiveness, and his deep love for his family.
He is survived by his wife; his children; his mother; his siblings; nephews, nieces, and numerous relatives.
He is preceded in death by his father; paternal grandparents; maternal father; and numerous relatives.
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