February 25, 2016
MAYETTA – Edgar Lee Levier, Sr., Shakazee, 70, of Mayetta, died Thursday, February 25, 2016 at the Rossville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born July 7, 1945 in Topeka to Ada Levier, and graduated from Holton High School.
Edgar was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and the Native American Church, Chapter One.
He had worked as a firefighter in Arizona and at Blackburn Nursery in Topeka. He was a renowned artist whose artwork is displayed in many tribal buildings.
Edgar married June Ann Price. She survives.
Survivors include his mother, Ada Levier, Mayetta; two sons, Edgar Lee Levier, Jr. Topeka and Gary Joe Levier, in Arizona; three daughters, Kateri L. Levier, Topeka and Jessica Levier and Mary Levier, both in Arizona; two brothers, Gary Buskirk, Mayetta and Mike Levier, in California, and fourteen grandchildren.
Native American services will be Sunday evening, February 28th at the Native American Church on the Potawatomi Reservation. Burial will be Monday morning in the Mahkuk Cemetery. Edgar will lie in state until 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton where a visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday.