John Vanderblomen Jr. 1965-2019
John Matthew “Shopteese” Vanderblomen Jr., 53, Topeka, formerly of Mayetta, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, as the result of an accident.
He was born Sept. 20, 1965, in Topeka, the son of John Matthew Vanderblomen Sr. and Ada Merle Wahquahboshkuk Vanderblomen. He graduated from Royal Valley High School.
Mr. Vanderblomen worked with asbestos removal and did various jobs in the Topeka area.
He was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.
Survivors include a sister, Theresa Bravo, and a brother, Christopher Vanderblomen, both of Topeka. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ada Vanderblomen; and a brother, Jacob S. Vanderblomen, on Dec. 11, 2018.
A dinner and wake will be held Friday evening, Jan. 25 at Gunzy’s homeplace on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Reservation. Burial will be held Saturday morning in the Danceground Cemetery. Mercer Funeral Home in Holton is in charge of arrangements.