Today 53° Today 53° slight chance 33° 33° frost Tomorrow 53° Tomorrow 53° widespread frost 40° 40°
Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
William Pottkotter
William F. "Bill" Pottkotter, 86, died on September 2, 2016, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater, Ohio.
He was born October 1, 1929, in Fort Recovery, OH, to the late John and Irene (Laux) Pottkotter. On October 17, 1953, in St. Sebastian, OH, he married the late Virginia (Schwieterman) Pottkotter, who died February 19, 2012.
Surviving are seven children, Donald (Anne) Pottkotter of Celina, OH, Dale (Lois) Pottkotter of Celina, OH, Dennis (Pat) Pottkotter of St. Henry, OH, Della (Donald) Wermert of St. Henry, OH, Dan (Ruth) Pottkotter of Coldwater, OH, Joe Pottkotter of Fort Recovery, OH, and Ted (Lori) Pottkotter of Fort Recovery, OH; 26 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; two in-laws, Yolanda Schmiesing, New Bremen, OH and Erwin (Louise) Schwieterman of Maria Stein, OH.
Bill was the last surviving member of his immediate family and was preceded in death by an infant son, Joseph, a daughter-in-law, Marie Pottkotter, 2 grandchildren; his brothers, Ed (Ann) Pottkotter, Vincent (Adeline) Pottkotter, Albert (Marie) Pottkotter, Robert (Marcia) Pottkotter and Jerome (Rita) Pottkotter; his sisters, Agnes (Carl) Fisher, Frances (Wilfred) Hess and Mary (Cletus) Romer; and in-laws, Greg Schmiesing and Earl Schwieterman.
Bill graduated in 1947 from Fort Recovery High School.
He retired from the Fort Recovery Postal Service as a rural mail carrier, was engaged in farming and had also formerly worked as a carpenter. Bill and his five brothers sang together for family weddings and other gatherings. He called square dances in the local area for over forty years. Bill loved to sing.
He was a social member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Fort Recovery, the Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Fort Recovery and was a church choir member for many years.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Fort Recovery, with Fr. Matthew Feist officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2:00 pm-8:00 pm Wednesday and 9:00 am-10:00 am Thursday at Brockman-Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, Ohio.
Condolences may be directed to www.brockmanboeckmanfh.com.
Additional obituaries on this date
Florence "Alice" Baucher, age 90 of Celina, Ohio passed away at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday Sept. 4, 2016 at the Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater. [More]
Bill Dean Kirchenbauer, 87, Celina, died 6:26 p.m. Saturday September 3, 2016 at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center, Van Wert. [More]
Yvonne Post, 84, Celina, died Sept. 6, 2016, in Celina.
Services are pend [More]
Mary Ann Wendel, 76, Fort Recovery, Ohio, died on September 5, 2016, at Briarwo [More]
Amber Ames, 30, Lima, died Sept. 3, 2016, in Lima.
Services are pending at Mi [More]
Louis Hendricks, 49, St. Marys, died Sept. 2, 2016, in Columbus.
Services are [More]