Michael Powers Obituary


ONAGA, KS – Michael Ray “Mike” Powers, 61, of Onaga, KS, passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka, KS. He was born June 13, 1959, in Kansas City, KS, the son of Ray Powers and Wanda L. (Pahmahmie) LaHue.

Mike lived in the Onaga community for 4 years and previously on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Common Land. He worked as a mason bricklayer for most of his life. He was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

Survivors include his daughter, Rhiannon Leitterman of Parkville, MO; sister, Rochelle “Shelly” Johnson (Virgil) of Fairway, KS; brother, Steve Hope of Deltona, FL and 3 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Kathleen Powers, and brother, Donald Powers.

Graveside Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 7, 2021, at Shipshee Cemetery. Mercer Funeral Home in Holton is in charge of arrangements. To leave a special message for the family, please visit

  • Courtesy of Mercer Funeral Homes