ALBERT JAMES WHITEBIRD
Horton -- Drum services for Albert James "Ship-Shee-Wan-No" Whitebird, 40, Horton, will be held at 5:30 p.m. today at the Old Kickapoo Community Building. Burial will be held Wednesday at Kennekuk Indian Cemetery on the Kickapoo Reservation, west of Horton.
Mr. Whitebird died Saturday, April 24, 1999, in Topeka in an auto accident.
He was born July 3, 1958, in Horton, the son of Leslie James and Norma Jean Ross Whitebird.
He was a plumber and coached at the Kickapoo Nation Schools. He also worked in the maintenance department at Haskell Indian Nations University.
He was a member of the Kickapoo Tribe, Drum Religion, Horton Lake View Country Club and the Powhattan Alumni Assn.
He married Vesta Ross in 1977. They later divorced. He married Debbie Schuetz Wahwahsuck in February 1992 in Horton. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include three daughters, Leslie Jean Scuffham and Kristine Whitebird, both of Wichita, and Shayla Whitebird, of the home; two stepsons, Robert and Raymond Wahwahsuck, both of the home; a stepdaughter, April Wahwahsuck, Horton; his mother, Horton; two brothers, Arlan Whitebird and Curtis Simon, both of Horton; and two grandchildren.
Friends may call from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary, Horton.