Cecil Mzhickteno Obituary

January 12, 2017


MAYETTA- Cecil Ray “Wab-no-sah” Mzhickteno, 57, of Mayetta, KS passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka. He was born August 5, 1959 in Topeka, KS the son of Marvin D. Mzhickteno and Norma (Mattwaoshe) Mzhickteno. Cecil was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

Cecil graduated from Topeka West High School in 1977. He had worked in construction, along-side his father. Cecil had also worked for Hanover Pancake in Topeka as a “bus boy” and later as a cook. Most recently he worked for Hawkins Optical as a lens crafter.

Survivors include his mother, Norma Mzhickteno of Mayetta, KS; a brother, Alan Mzhickteno of Mayetta, KS; 2 sister-in-laws, Anna Mzhickteno of Topeka, KS and Ella Mzhickteno of Mayetta, KS; 5 nieces and 5 nephews.

Cecil was preceded in death by his father, Marvin D. Mzhickteno; 2 brothers, Duane and Kevin Mzhickteno; an aunt, Laura Evans and 2 uncles, Larry Shopteese and T.J. Seymour.

Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will follow in the Danceground Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Cecil Mzhickteno Memorial Fund to be designated at a later date, c/o Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit