Norwood Frank “Woody” Nocktonick (M-zhnauck) Obituary

November 04, 2011 –

DELIA- Norwood Frank “Woody” Nocktonick (M-zhnauck), 72, of Delia, KS passed away Thursday, November 3, 2011 at Hospice House in Topeka. He was born December 16, 1938 in Mayetta, KS the son of John and Louise (Masha) Nocktonick.

Woody graduated from Mayetta High School and Haskell Indian Nations University. He had lived in the Mayetta community for 20 years and had also lived in Topeka. He was a professional small engine mechanic for Price Equipment and for R&K Lawn & Garden.

Woody was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and a long time member of Alcoholics Anonymous; which included 31 years of sobriety.

He married Lucille Armell on December 22, 2006 in Mayetta. She survives. Other survivors include 3 daughters, Joelee Charles (David) of Topeka, KS, Janeal Lovejoy (Lawrence) of Topeka, KS and Marilyn Zavala of South Sioux City, NE; a son, Jeffrey Lenzini of Delia, KS; 2 sisters, Ramona Cole (Larry) of Plano, TX and Linda Yazzie of Mayetta, KS; a brother, Terry Cross Bear of Topeka, KS; a sister-in-law, Kay Nocktonick of Easton, KS; a niece, Tammy Martindale (Dean) of Mayetta, KS; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; special friends, Fred Mahkuk, Gerald McKinney and Jodie McIntosh.

He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Nocktonick, sister, Verna Mae Nocktonick and a brother, George Donald Nocktonick.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at the Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Interment will be in the O’ Bennick Cemetery southwest of Mayetta. Family will greet friends at 6:00 p.m. with an AA Meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Monday evening at the funeral home. To leave a special message for the family, visit

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