Vernon Wahweotten Obituary


MAYETTA – Vernon L. “Pam-mah-ska” Wahweotten, age 77, of Mayetta, KS, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2019 at the Medicalodges Jackson County in Holton. He was born July 31, 1941 in Holton, KS the son of Albert “Wiley” Wahweotten and Isabelle (Nioce) Thomas.

He graduated from Mayetta High School. He worked for Goodyear Tire Company as a tire builder for over fifteen years. He later worked for the Tribal Fire Station and was a support worker for Parr Ranch.

He was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, Drum Religion and Sweat Lodge.

He married Rosemary Masquat, they later divorced.

Survivors include his four children, Barbara Evans of Mayetta, KS, Alan Wahweotten of Mayetta, KS, Lisa Wahweotten of Topeka, KS and Denise Wahweotten of Kansas City, MO; a sister, Linda Cadue of Mayetta, KS and a brother Jim Lyndane of Hutchison, KS; 15 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two children, Joe and Verna Wahweotten and a brother, Warren Wahweotten.

Drum Service will be Sunday evening, February 17, 2019 at the Danceground Building. Burial will be Monday, February 18, 2019 at Prairie Peoples’ Cemetery. Vernon will lie in state at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton until Sunday afternoon. To leave a special message for the family, please visit