Vernon Wahweotten 1941-2019
Vernon L. “Pam-mah-ska” Wahweotten, 77, Mayetta, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, at Medicalodges Jackson County in Holton.
He was born July 31, 1941, in Holton, the son of Albert “Wiley” Wahweotten and Isabelle Nioce Thomas. He graduated from Mayetta High School.
Mr. Wahweotten worked for Goodyear Tire Company as a tire builder for more than 15 years. He later worked for the Potawatomi 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 divorced.
Survivors include four children, Barbara Evans and Alan Wahweotten, both of Mayetta, Lisa Wahweotten, Topeka, and Denise Wahweotten, Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Linda Cadue, Mayetta; a brother, Jim Lyndane, Hutchison; 15 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two children, Joe and Verna Wahweotten; and a brother, Warren Wahweotten.
Drum services will be held Sunday evening at the Danceground Building. Burial will be held Monday in Prairie Peoples’ Cemetery. Mr. Wahweotten will lie in state at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton until Sunday afternoon.