Frances Wabaunsee Obituary

Frances Ellen Wabaunsee

MAYETTA- Frances Ellen “Ki-we-kwe” Wabaunsee, 60, of Mayetta, KS, passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at her home. She was born December 11, 1957 in Holton, KS, the daughter of Llewellyn “Lou” and Freda J. (Nozhackum) Wabaunsee.

Frances graduated from Marty Indian School in Marty, SD and she graduated from Bemidji State University in Minnesota.

She taught elementary math in Minnesota for the reservation schools. She also taught at the Kickapoo Nation Face Program for several years and later worked in the Education Department for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

Frances attended Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, she was a member of Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, she was an active community member and loved being involved at the Elder Center on the common land.

Survivors include her 4 children, Miyah Danielson (Nolan) of Cloquet, MN, Tarissa Henderson (Stephen) of Cloquet, MN, Darren Danielson of Kansas City, MO and Lan Danielson (Amanda) of Topeka, KS; 2 sisters, Goffy Wabaunsee of Mayetta, KS and Louie Dominguez of Wichita, KS; 7 grandchildren, Dontѐ, Tyjha, Jase, Sophia, Lucy, Dash and Stevie and her beloved dog, Muck.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lou and Freda Wabaunsee; an infant son, Kena Jones; 3 sisters, Marsha Ferrari, Henry Wabaunsee and Monnie Wabaunsee and 3 brothers, Fred Wabaunsee, Richard Wabaunsee and Ralph Wabnum.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the Shipshee Cemetery. Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. Friday, November 23, 2018 at Sister Therese Klepac Hall with a wake to follow. Thursday evening, November 22, 2018 a dinner will be at Nozhackum Hall. Mercer Funeral Home in Holton is in charge of arrangements. To leave a special message for the family, please visit

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