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Darrel Lee Wanatee, 75

Darrel Lee Wanatee, 75, of Tama, passed away Sunday, June 20, 2021 at his home on the Meskwaki Settlement in rural Tama. Traditional Graveside Services will be held Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the McIntosh Cemetery on the Meskwaki Settlement in rural Tama with Larry Lasley Sr. as speaker. Head Pallbearer-Jarvis Bear Sr. Head Cook-Nina Young Bear. A Traditional Wake was held Monday evening at the Eagle Clan Ceremonial Building on the Meskwaki Settlement.

Survivors include his partner, Georgia Sanache and Amiga Wanatee; sons, Virgil Lasley and Larry Yazzie, both of Tama, Derek Kapayou, of Ames; daughter, Lindsay Kapayou, of Tama; his brothers, Frank Wanatee Jr. of Tama, John Donovan, of Peoria, Illinois, Aaron Walker and Michael Keahna, both of Tama, sisters, Elizabeth Roberts, Marian Davenport, Carolyn Joy, Robin Kapayou, Judith Bender, Donna Wolf, Karlene Armajo, and Nora Chavez, all of Tama; many cherished nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, more daughters and more sons-all much-loved, but also the special ones who he saw as the greatest gifts in his life: Courtney and Elaine.

Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home, Tama-Toledo is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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