Topeka, KS – Derek Randall “Wabski” Shopteese, 26, of Topeka, KS passed away Monday, October 30, 2017. He was born May 1, 1991 in Topeka, KS the son of Leland John Matchie and Victoria Ann Shopteese.
Derek attended school in Rapid City, SD. He had worked for Security Benefit in Topeka.
He was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.
Survivors include his father, Leland Matchie of Mayetta, KS; his mother, Victoria Shopteese of Topeka, KS; 4 sisters, Joy Matchie and Keirsten Hale both of Mayetta, KS, Jana Shopteese of Topeka, KS and Jennifer Wood of Carbondale, KS; 8 brothers, Jason Wood and Jesse Kitterman both of Topeka, KS, Joshua Kitterman of Kansas City, MO, Nigel Matchie, Leland Matchie, Jr. and Dennis Matchie all of Topeka, KS, Todd Matchie of Konawa, OK and Shane Turnbull of Boulder, CO and many nieces and nephews.
Wake will be Friday evening, November 3, 2017 at Nozhackum Hall on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Reservation. Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Old Dance Ground Cemetery. Derek will lie in state at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton until 3:00 p.m. Friday.
- Courtesy of Mercer Funeral Home