Mary B. “Totty” Hawpetoss “Sagahbon”, age 79 of Keshena, began her journey to the Spirit World on Thursday, December 2, 2021 in Shawano.
Mary was born in Keshena on March 18, 1942 to the late John Anthony “Duffy” Pema-Hawpetoss “Mayahwasick” and Catherine (Wychesit) Hawpetoss “Kotanee”. Mary held several jobs throughout her life. She began in Manitowoc spending her early years working for Mirro Corp., then at Aitken Reed as a supervisor. She moved back home to the reservation and worked at the casino as a slot technician. Mary then attended Fox Valley and began her career as a correction officer. She quickly became everyone’s favorite tribal jailor. Mary loved turtles and was known to her grandchildren as “Grandma Turtle”. She loved the Packers, reading, rummaging, puzzles, and trips to Goodwill.
Survivors include: her fur baby, Paquito; her three sons, John (Mikie) Hawpetoss, Ronald (Viola) Hawpetoss, and Donald “Mouse” Hawpetoss; her siblings, Laura Brzezinski, Henry “Moose” (Rose Schanandore) Hawpetoss, and Nell-Lee Hawpetoss-Tiedemann; a special brother-in-law, Huston Wheelock; and special friends, Gwen Shawano, Andrea “Angie” White, and Barb Hawpetoss-Lyons. Also included are: her eight grandchildren, Brenna Hawpetoss, Derek Hawpetoss, Kateri (Richard) Hawpetoss, Brittany Hawpetoss, Hunter Hawpetoss, Shane (Zoie) Hawpetoss, Cory Hawpetoss, and Juan Acosta; many great-grandchildren; and numerous special nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved very much. Mary was preceded in death by: her beloved parents, Duffy Hawpetoss and Catherine Hawpetoss; her first fur baby, Pepper; and her siblings, John “Hoppy” Hawpetoss, Eugene “Gilly” Hawpetoss, Charlene “Muggs” Hawpetoss-Wheelock, Louis Hawpetoss, Neil Hawpetoss, and Leonard “Hooley” Teaubeau.
Private family funeral services will be held at Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service of Shawano. Interment will take place at St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery in the spring.
“Mary’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Shawano Health Services for the loving care they provided.”