Roberta Wahwassuck Obituary



MAYETTA- Roberta Audra “Meek-tah” Wahwassuck, 48, of Holton, KS, formerly of Mayetta, passed away Monday, August 6, 2018 at The Pines in Holton. She was born December 18, 1969, in Topeka, KS the daughter of Johnnie P. and Roberta (Lucei) Wahwassuck.

Roberta attended Royal Valley and Kickapoo Nation schools. After she earned her GED, she attended Haskell University, earning her degree in Business Administration.

She was a member of Drum Religion and Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

Survivors include her mother, Roberta Wahwassuck of Mayetta, KS; 5 sisters, Sandra Lee Moroyoqui of Lincoln City, OR, Pam Simon of Horton, KS, Theresa Hutchinson of Cantebury, NH, Lorrie Melchior of Mayetta, KS and Ahnah Wahwassuck of Mayetta, KS; 4 brothers, Ronnie Thomas of Warm Springs, OR, Layton Abbott of Bellcourt, ND, Larry Picard of Mayetta, KS and John P. Wahwassuck of Mayetta, KS and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Johnnie Wahwassuck, Jr.; a sister, Debbie Lucei and a brother, Edwin Thomas.

Drum Service will be Wednesday evening, August 8, 2018, at the Danceground Building on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Common Land. Burial will be Thursday afternoon at Prairie Peoples Cemetery. Roberta will lie in state at Mercer Funeral Home beginning Tuesday afternoon. To leave a special message for the family, please visit

  • Courtesy of Mercer Funeral Homes