August 03, 2009 –
Llewellyn “Lou” Wabaunsee
(January 15, 1924 – July 29, 2009)
MAYETTA- Llewellyn “Lou” Wabaunsee, 85, of Mayetta, KS passed away July 29, 2009 at his home. He was born January 15, 1924 on the Potawatomi Reservation in Mayetta, KS the son of Louis Andrew and Catherine Ursula Shoptese Wabaunsee. He attended Grand Prairie school on the Prairie Band Reservation and high school in Marty, S.D. in which he later enlisted in the United States Navy serving 9 years during World War II. Lou was a lifelong resident of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Reservation and had spent most of that time as a sheetrocker for Wabaunsee Drywall. He was a member of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, a member of Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and a member of American Legion We Ta Se Post #410. He married Freda J. Nozhackum on January 27, 1946 in Mayetta, KS. She preceded him in death on July 7, 1986. He was also preceded in death by 2 sons, Richard Wabaunsee and Fred Lew Wabaunsee; 2 daughters, Louella “Henry” Wabaunsee and Marsha Ferrari; 3 sisters; a brother; 3 grandsons and a granddaughter. Survivors include 4 daughters, Mary “Monnie” Wabaunsee and Frances Wabaunsee both of Mayetta, KS, Winifred “Goffy” Wahweotten of Dowagiac, MI, Lois “Louie” Dominguez of Wichita, KS; a son, Ralph Wabnum of Topeka, KS; a sister, Anita Goslin of Rosalie, NE; a brother, Louis J. Wabaunsee of Topeka; 25 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and many many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 3, 2009 at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church. Burial will be in Shipshee Cemetery. Rosaries will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Saturday evening, August 1, 2009 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton and at 7:00 p.m. Sunday evening, August 2, 2009 at Our Lady of the Snows. Burial will be in the Shipshee Cemetery.
(Courtesy of Mercer Funeral Home, Holton, Kan.)