Thursday, December 24th, 2009
Jerome L. Pottkotter, 84, 2150 state Route 119, Fort Recovery, died Dec. 23, 2009, at his residence.
He was born March 31, 1925, in Fort Recovery to John and Irene Laux Pottkotter. On Sept. 30, 1950, he married Rita May, who survives in St. Henry.
Other survivors are six sons, Dave Pottkotter, Gary "Pete" (Norma) Pottkotter, Karl (Debbie) Pottkotter, Alan (Chris) Pottkotter, Les (Marilyn) Pottkotter and Roy (Kim) Pottkotter, all of Fort Recovery; four daughters, Nancy Mueller, Osgood, Diann (John) Will, Deb (Joe) Thobe, and Becky (Jerry) Bihn, all of Fort Recovery; a brother, Bill (Virginia) Pottkotter, Fort Recovery; two sisters-in-law, Adeline and Marie Pottkotter, both of St. Henry; 40 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are four brothers, Edwin, Vincent, Albert and Robert Pottkotter; three sisters, Agnes Fisher, Frances Hess and Mary Helen Romer; a son-in-law, Fred Mueller; and a great-grandchild.
He was retired from the former New Idea in Coldwater and was a farmer. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Ohio Progressive Sportsman Club, all of Fort Recovery, St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joe, and its Holy Name Society.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Dorn officiating. Burial is at St. Joseph Cemetery, St. Joe, where military graveside honors will be conducted by the American Legion of Fort Recovery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Monday and 9-9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Brockman-Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.