May 28, 2013
Frank G. Shopteese, 78, Mayetta, KS, died Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the House at Midland Care Hospice.
He was born December 8, 1934 on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Reservation the son of Simon P. and Lucille LaClair (Kabance) Shopteese.
Frank attended several Indian boarding schools and Laney College (CA). He served as a medic during the Korean Conflict. Frank was a lifetime member of Shawnee County Allied Tribes and Standing Bear Brotherhood. He cherished his time with family and friends. Frank was a teacher to many and encouraged traditional native lifestyle. His passions were many; he attended Pow Wow’s, gourd dancing, drumming, singing, playing cards, search-a-word, avid reader, loved music, fixing things, yard work, collector, traveling in his camper, and making people laugh. Frank’s spirit will live on through the lives he touched.
He married Portia Domme 48 years ago in Holton, KS. She survives. Other survivors include his daughters, Angel Shopteese, Sandra Shopteese, Norma Shipshee along with five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Robyn.
Per Frank’s wishes the family will have a celebration of life gathering for family and friends at his home on Sunday, June 2nd from 2:00 until 6:00 pm. The family requests red casual dress wear and please bring a lawn chair.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Jim McKinney Education fund, c/o Shawnee County Allies Tribes or Jackson County Resource Center, Holton KS.
Fond memories and condolences may be left at www.brennanmathenafh.com.