October 29, 2012
Larry “Mik-se-ni” Berryhill, 70, of Circleville, formerly of San Jose, CA, passed away Sunday October 28, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka. Larry was born November 23, 1941 in Kansas City, MO, the son of Marie Rice.
Larry grew up on the Potawatomi Reservation and attended Haskell School. He served in The US Army and was a member of American Legion Post #410 We-Ta-Se. He was a member of Prairie Band Potawatomi and was an Elder’s Resource Person in the Language Department at Prairie Band. He was a member of Marshno Drum.
Larry is survived by his wife, Emily Berryhill; daughters, Tanya Berryhill, Tina Berryhill, and Dawn Berryhill all of San Jose, CA, Josette Berryhill of Overland Park, KS and Justine Berryhill of Lawrence, KS; a son, Duane Berryhill of Concord, CA; four granddaughters and two great-grandsons.
Drum services will be Wednesday evening October 31, 2012 at the Danceground Building west of Mayetta. Burial will be at the Josette Rice home Thursday, November 1, 2012. Larry will lie in state at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton until Wednesday afternoon. www.mercerfuneralhomes.com
(Courtesy of Mercer Funeral Home, Holton, Kan.)