- Ada, Oklahoma

February 14, 2014

Jon Michael Arrasmith

Shawnee — Services for Jon Michael Arrasmith, 33, Shawnee, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Citizen Potawatomi Nation Heritage Center in Shawnee. A traditional Potawatomi feast will follow the services. 

Mr. Arrasmith died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. 

He was born in Giddings, Texas, Aug. 7, 1980 to John Arrasmith and Joni McMahan-Kidney. A 1998 graduate from Choctaw High School, he attended Seminole State College where he played collegiate tennis for two years and received his Associate of Criminal Justice degree. He furthered his education at East Central University where he was an active member of Phi Kappa Tau and earned his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. 

After college, Mr. Arrasmith worked for the State of Oklahoma as an auditor and inspector. In early 2009, he took a position with his tribe, Citizen Potawatomi Nation, as an internal auditor for the Gaming Commission. In January 2013, he became Executive Director for the Gaming Commission.

He met his wife, Melanie, at ECU through the Greek community. They were married Nov. 23, 2012.

Survivors include his wife, Melanie Morgan Arrasmith of Shawnee; mother and step-father Joni and Rocky Kidney, of Pink; step-mother and father Karen and John Arrasmith; sister Annah all of Livingston, Mont.; five uncles, one aunt, many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to ECU Foundation with Jon Arrasmith Memorial in the subject line at ECU Foundation Inc, BOX Y-8, Ada, OK 74820.