Warren Wahweotten, Sr. Obituary


MAYETTA – Warren A. Wahweotten, Sr, “Nayaksi” 74, of Mayetta, Kansas, died peacefully in his home on October 22, 2018, with his wife Nona at his side.

Mr. Wahweotten was born on February 3, 1944, in Holton, Kansas, the son of Albert “Wylie” Wahweotten and Isabelle Nioce. Warren married Wynona L. Harrison on January 10, 1964, in Holton. She survives, of the home.

Warren was employed by Haskell Indian Junior College in Lawrence for 26 years before retiring in 1993. After that, he was employed by the Fire Keepers Elder Center on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Common Land for 23 years.

Warren was an avid golfer, and a fan of the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team. He was a member of the tribal drum religion, and a noted and respected figure among residents of the Prairie Band Potawatomi community.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tamara L. Wahweotten and a grandson, Timothy Warren Wahweotten.

Other survivors include a brother, Vernon Wahweotten, of Holton, a sister, Linda Wahweotten, of Mayetta, two sons, Michael A. Wahweotten, of Lawrence and Warren “Junior” Wahweotten (Gina) of Mayetta, nine grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.

Indian drum services for Mr. Wahweotten will be held Friday evening at the Danceground Building on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Common Land. Burial will be Saturday in the Shipshee Cemetery. Warren will lie in state Thursday at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hoyt where family and friends will meet from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Online condolences may be made at