Curtis P. “Nin-we” Masquat Obituary

March 15, 2010 –

Mayetta- Curtis P. “Nin-we” Masquat, 62, of Mayetta, KS passed away March 14, 2010 at his home. He was born July 28, 1947 in Topeka, KS the son of Curtis and Elizabeth Whitefish Masquat. He attended Mayetta schools and graduated from Haskell.

Curtis served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He worked for Quaker Oats/ General Food in Topeka for many years. He was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, Drum Religion and We Ta Se American Legion Post #410.

He married Julia K. Harrison in Mayetta, they later divorced. Survivors include a son, Elliott Wah Masquat of Mayetta; four daughters, Din, Jubby, Mitchi and Zahwee Masquat all of Mayetta; a sister, Nadine Sue Masquat and 17 beautiful grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Rosemary Wahweotten and a brother, Donald Masquat.

Drum services will be Wednesday evening, March 17, 2010 at the Danceground Building. Burial will be Thursday afternoon at the Wahgo Cemetery. Curtis will lie in state at the Mercer Funeral Home in Holton until 2:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. To leave a special message for the family, visit

(Courtesy of Mercer Funeral Home-Holton, Kan.)