Caleb E. “Tah-Tah-Wen” Wahwasuck Obituary

March 16, 2009 –

Caleb E. “Tah-Tah-Wen” Wahwasuck, 22, of Horton, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2009. He was a member of the Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, Mayetta, KS. Caleb was a student at Wichita Technical Institute in Topeka, Ks studying Computer Technology. He graduated from Holton High School in May, 2005. He continued his educational pursuits and graduated from Kaw Area Technical School, Topeka, Ks, in May, 2008 and attained an Associates Degree form Allen County Community College in December 2008. His life goal was to complete a degree in Electrical Engineering. He planned to attend the University of Kansas in June, 2010. He was born on March 1, 1987, in Lawrence, Kansas, he was the oldest of five children to Patricia J. Wahwasuck, she survives. Caleb is also survived by his parents/grandparents Francis “Big Man” and Arlene (Shipshee) Wahwasuck. Other survivors include his siblings: Jacob “Shonnesii” Wahwasuck, Netaanese Thomas, Okoonii Thomas and Elijah Wahwasuck. Raymond Wahwasuck, uncle and wife Christine; Carol (Wahwasuck) Shopteese, aunt and husband Kenneth Jessepe; Karen F.W. Milton, aunt and numerous cousins and extended family members of the Wahwasuck, Shipshee, Allen and Green families all of Horton, Kansas. Caleb was a member of the Kennekuk Church, Kickapoo Reservation, Horton, Ks. Caleb was a gentle, loving, and kind man like his Misho Big Man. Caleb was a gifted musician, a self taught guitar player and created music by ear. He enjoyed sharing his talents with his friends and family. His family wishes for those that knew Caleb to consider this verse from Matthew 5:16 “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. It was Caleb’s wish to donate needed tissues and organs. This is an example of Caleb’s thoughtfulness and generosity. He knew his donations will help other people to obtain a higher quality of life. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Kennekuk Church services will be held at the Kickapoo Community Building, Horton, Ks; wake services at 6:00 P.M., Saturday, March 14, 2009. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Sunday, March 15, 2009. Interment will be at the Kennekuk Cemetery, Kickapoo Reservation, Horton, Ks. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

(Courtesy of Dishon-Maple-Chaney Funeral Home, Horton, Kan.)