Robert “Shuckahosee” Larue Shopteese, 86, of Mayetta, KS passed away Sunday, November 28, 2021 at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka, KS. He was the son of King P. and Mary “Mae” Ruth (Williams) Shopteese. Robert attended Marty Catholic Boarding School in Marty, SD.
Robert worked as engine mechanic for Santa Fe and the Union Pacific Railroad for over 35 years. Robert was a lifelong mechanic and outside of work he enjoyed working on dirt stock racing cars with the good ole boys in the Midwest.
He served in the United States Navy as a mechanic on the USS Hector during the Korean War from 1952 – 1960 and was honorably discharged.
Robert was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Common Landand the American Legion WE-TA-SE Post #410.
Survivors include a daughter Vena Rodriguez of Long Beach, California; 2 sons, Raymond May of Everett, WA and Toney May (Holly) of Des Moines, WA; 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mary; sister, Shirley Munoz; and John Toney Shopteese.
Mass of Christian Burial was at 10 A.M. Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Our Lady of Snows Catholic Church. Burial followed at the Shipshee Cemetery on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Common Land with military honors.
Reprinted Courtesy of Mercer Funeral Homes