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Frank "Bunny" Wahwassuck
Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary in Horton
Horton, KS

Frank "Bunny" Wahwassuck, 80, of Horton, passed away at his home on Sunday, July 7, 2019. He was a member of the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas, and lifetime member of the American Legion for the Kickapoo Tribe in KS. Frank graduated from the US Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, IL in 1956 and served on the USS Randolph, CV CVA CVS-15, with an honorable discharge.  He completed barbering school and worked as a barber in Oklahoma, worked for LFM in Atchison, worked as a counselor for both the Presbyterian Homeless Shelter in Ft. Worth, TX and for the 4 Winds Halfway House for Men at the KTIK.  Frank served as the Director for the Kickapoo Housing Authority and as a Tribal Council Member for the KTIK.  He volunteered as a Security Officer for the Senior Citizen Site and was a founding member of the American Legion for the KTIK.  Frank assisted as a founding member for the Drug Court for the Kickapoo Tribe.  Frank was born on September 8, 1938, in Horton, KS; he was the youngest of 11 children to Frank Wahwassuck, Sr. and Mary (Allen) Wahwassuck,  He was preceded in death by his parents and 9 siblings:  Lenora Winsea, Horton; Elizabeth Wahwassuck, Horton; Evelyn Negonsott, Horton, Josephine Smith, Kansas City MO; Cora (Cody) Cupps, Arlington, TX; Wilson (Woody) Wahwassuck, Horton; Francis Wahwasuck, Horton, Verda Spencer, Tulsa, OK, and Geraldine Clift, Horton.  One sister survives, Ramona (Omie) Wahwassuck.  Other survivors include numerous nieces and nephews who all addressed Frank as ‘Uncle Bunny,’ and extended family members of the Wahwassuck and Allen families. Frank was a gentle, loving, and kind man who made many friends at the VA in Topeka and bingo halls in NE KS. He enjoyed traveling, bowling, and playing sports as a younger man; and was seen dancing the ‘wah-wahtusi.’  He enjoyed watching basketball, football, baseball and NASCAR racing. He enjoyed sharing his winnings with his friends and family and this is an example of Frank's thoughtfulness and generosity. He spent his life helping other people to find a path to obtain a higher quality of living and will be greatly missed by his family and friends around the Kickapoo Senior Citizen Meal Site. Kennekuk Church services will be held at the Kickapoo Community Building, Horton, Ks; wake services at 6:00 P.M., Tuesday, July 9, 2019 and funeral services will be held at 9:00 A.M. on Wednesday July 10, 2019. Interment will be at the Kennekuk Cemetery, Kickapoo Reservation, Horton, Ks. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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