July 01, 2013
MAYETTA- Andrew “Andy” Mitchell, E ttweh i, 86, of Mayetta, KS passed away June 30, 2013 at the Holton Community Hospital. He was born April 6, 1927 on the Potawatomi Common Land the son of Joe and Angeline (Battese) Mitchell. He was born and raised on his family’s original allotment where he has lived his entire life.
Andy attended Chilocco Indian School and Sequoya Indian School both in Oklahoma. He also attended schools at Wahpeton in North Dakota and Genoa in Nebraska before serving in the United States Army during 1947 to 1952 with 2 years of service in Japan. Andy was a skilled carpenter, worked construction and also was a farmer. He was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, Drum Chief of the Drum Religion and a member of the We-ta-se American Legion Post #410.
Survivors include 2 sons, Gary Mitchell and Eddie Joe Mitchell both of Mayetta, a daughter, Jackie Mitchell of Mayetta; a sister, Zelda Martinez of Topeka and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was adopted by the Charles Thomas family.
Andy was preceded in death by 2 sons, Larry Mitchell and Andrew Mitchell, Jr.; a sister, Cecelia Mitchell and a brother, Edward Mitchell.
Drum services will be Wednesday evening, July 3, 2013 at Danceground Building. Burial will be Thursday afternoon in the Mitchell Cemetery. Mercer Funeral Home in Holton is in charge of arrangements. To leave a special message for the family, please visit http://www.mercerfuneralhomes.com/.
(Courtesy of Mercer Funeral Home, Holton, Kan.)