March 08, 2010 –
Mayetta-Franklin “ Butch” Neal Harrison (Numqui), 67, Mayetta, died Saturday, March 6, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka, from complications of diabetes.
He was born on Feb. 12, 1943, on the Potawatomi Reservation, west of Mayetta, the son of Charles and Minnie Nozhackum Harrison, Sr.
Butch was a welder for the Potawatomi Road and Bridge Dept. He had also worked as a welder at Seattle, WA and Irving, TX. He was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.
He married Geraldine Ruth Green in June 1961 at Mayetta. They later divorced.
Survivors include four daughters, Jeannine Johnson, Nashville, IN, Priscilla Wooley, Fort Wayne, IN, Patricia Harrison and Jessica Jenkins, both of Lighthouse, TX; two sisters, Cornelia Donahue and Lavera Bell, both of Mayetta; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Drum Services will be Monday evening, March 8, 2010, at the Danceground building west of Mayetta. Burial will be Tuesday afternoon, March 9, at the old Danceground Cemetery. Online condolences are at mercerfuneralhomes.com