Carmen Marlene (Lasley) Wanatee, “Mi-sa-ke-qua,” 76
Carmen Marlene (Lasley) Wanatee, “Mi-sa-ke-qua,” 76, of Tama, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at Premier Estates of Toledo. A Wake was held Tuesday evening, February 6, 2018, at the Wanatee Residence, 208 Sac and Fox Road on the Meskwaki Settlement in rural Tama. Native American Church Services will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at the Wanatee Residence, on the Meskwaki Settlement in rural Tama. Traditional Graveside Services will be held Thursday, February 8, 2018, at 2:00 PM at the McIntosh Cemetery on the Meskwaki Settlement in rural Tama with Larry Lasley Sr. as speaker.
Survivors include her children: Myron Wanatee Jr. (Joy), of Marshalltown, Mylene Wanatee, Lowella Balderas (Rupa), Marcus Wanatee (Jennie), and Melinda Wanatee-Diego (Tom), all of Tama; 17 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; siblings, Priscilla Wanatee (Donald Sr.), Peggy Wanatee (Joe Sr.), Patsy Lasley, Clark Lasley, Mark Lasley, Stella Youngbear (Ray), Eloise Lasley, Darlene Snowball, Amelia Lasley (Orrie Sr.), Verna Davenport and Johnathan Buffalo (Susan); and many, many more relatives near and far. Carmen was adopted into the Moore family from Oklahoma.
Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home, Tama-Toledo is assisting the family with the arrangements.