James Wamego, Jr. “Ni-bwa-kwa” Obituary

July 16, 2008 –

James Wamego, Jr.

MAYETTA- James Wamego, Jr. “Ni-bwa-kwa”, 66, of Mayetta, KS, died Saturday, July 5, 2008 at Rossville Valley Manor nursing home. He was born November 23, 1941 in Holton, KS the son of James and Edith Thompson Wamego. He attended RockBrookCountrySchool and RossvilleHigh School. He worked construction in the Rossville and Mayetta communities. He was a member of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church and Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. He is survived by his sister, Dorothy VanDeWiele of Topeka, KS and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Algernon Wamego. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at Our Lady of the Snows. Burial will be in ShipsheeCemetery. A rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at Sister Therese Klepac Hall. A wake will follow the rosary at the hall. He will lie in state until 4:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Mercer Funeral Home in Holton.

(Courtesy of Mercer Funeral Home, Holton, Kan.)