Faron Lee Shoptese, 61 formerly of Topeka and Kansas City, KS passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021 in Tulsa, OK. He was born March 4, 1960 in Dallas, TX the son of Peter Joseph Shoptese Jr. and Kathleen Mae (Ross) Pomani.

Faron attended Royal Valley High School and graduated from Bismark, North Dakota Trade School. He worked most of his life in construction where he welded, roofed houses and labored concrete.

Faron was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, Sac & Fox and Crow Creek Sioux tribes.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 half-sisters Lerory Wounded Knee and Werdna Wounded Knee, both of Ft. Thompson, South Dakota.

Faron is survived by his four children, Bret Shoptese, of Kansas City Kansas, Alicia, Mollie, and Trent Shoptese all of Ponca City, Oklahoma, 1 brother, Sonny J. Shoptese of Harveyville, KS, half-sisters Lea Cleveland of Winnebago,NE, Rayna Ross, Glenda Wounded Knee both from FT. Thompson, SD. and Rhea Ross of Sioux Falls, SD. and 7 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 6-8:00 P.M. Monday, October, 25, 2021 with the rosary to be recited at 6:00 P.M. at the Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Mass will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday October, 26, 2021 at the funeral home. Cremation is planned with private family burial at a later date at Shipshee Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may made to the Mercer Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses c/o Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave Faron’s family a condolence, visit