January 06, 2014
CHARLES J. “CHARLIE” LEVIER
WAMEGO- Charles John “Charlie” Levier, 77, of Wamego, KS passed away January 4, 2014 at Westy Community Care Center. He was born May 22, 1936 on the Potawatomi Reservation, where he was raised, the son of Cecelia (Aitkens) Levier and step-son of Joseph P. Levier.
Charlie attended Marty Indian School in South Dakota. He was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and the American Legion in Manhattan. Charlie always kept busy and was a hard worker. He worked construction, railroad and as a mechanic. He was manager of Skelly Gas Station and Skelly Oil Company, owned by Gary Carlson in Manhattan and later retired at K-mart in Manhattan in 2006.
He married Joleen Turner-Scott in 1980. She survives of the home. He is also survived by a step-son, Ron W. Scott (Sheryl) of Olathe, KS; 2 sisters, Judy Sebo of New Mexico and Atha Kerr of Nevada; 2 brothers, Mike Levier (Stephanie) of Topeka, KS and Francis Levier of Nevada; 2 grandsons, Noah and Lucas Scott and numerous nieces and nephews, including: Debbie Stich, Joanie Cook and Diane Wilmoth who have helped Charlie through the last two years.
Charlie was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Lero and a brother, Cletus Levier.
Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at the Mercer Funeral Home in Holton with Pastor Rick Hernandez officiating. Burial will be in the Shipshee Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Westy Community Care Home c/o Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.mercerfuneralhomes.com. (Courtesy of Mercer Funeral Home, Holton, Kan.)