January 22, 2014
MARY E. WISHKENO DELG
LAWRENCE- Mary E. “No-zhack-ko-quah” Wishkeno Delg, 93, of Lawrence, KS passed away January 20, 2014 at her home. She was born March 4, 1920 in Lincoln Township, KS the daughter of Arthur “Sa-sa-wa-ash-kuck” and Sarah “Wap-pi-son-iah” (Wapp) Wishkeno.
Mary attended Chilocco Indian Boarding School. She was an electrical engineer for Lockheed. Mary was a member of the Drum Religion and Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.
She married Salvador Delg in 1941. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by 2 sons, Donald Ray Delg and Robert Aaron Delg; 3 sisters, Alethia Bedwell, Virginia Cadue and Wilma Anquoe and 3 brothers, Calvin Wishkeno, Ivan “Cotton” Wishkeno and Wesley Wishkeno.
Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Ferguson of Green Valley Lake, CA; 2 sons, Dale Delg of Topeka, KS and Darrell Delg of Lawrence, KS; 9 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Drum services will be Thursday evening, January 23, 2014 at the Dance grounds west of Mayetta. Burial will be Friday afternoon in the Wishkeno Cemetery. Mercer Funeral Home in Holton is in charge of arrangement. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.mercerfuneralhomes.com.