1001 Second Ave.
Rockford, IL 61104
Born: Monday, August 26, 1929
Passed: Thursday, February 9, 2017
2/15/2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fred C. Olson Chapel
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2/16/2017 | 11:00 am -
Court Street United Methodist Church
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Herbert Chamberlain Potter Jr., 87, of Rockford, passed away gracefully at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, February 9th. He was born in Wilmerding, Pennsylvania; the son of Herbert C. and Agnes Isabella (Smith) Potter Sr. He was a veteran of the Army serving in the Korean War. After the war, he married Charlotte Johnson on December 27th, 1952 at Court Street United Methodist Church. Herbert received his bachelor's degree from the University of North Dakota. He was employed over 40 years at Barber Coleman Company as an aircraft mechanical engineer. He was an Eagle Scout, a Toastmaster and coached years of basketball and baseball.
He was loving father with a great sense of humor and he was always ready to deliver a joke.
He is survived by his wife, Charlotte of Rockford IL; children, Mitch of Minneapolis MN, (Elizabeth), Wade of Rockford IL, (Dagmar), Christine Potter Heithoff of Richmond VA, Neal of Sugar Grove IL, (Sharon) and Valerie Potter of Gurnee, IL; grandchildren, Kyle, Laura, Nicholas, Benjamin, Jane and Grant. Predeceased by his brothers, Fred and Les Potter and his son-law, Steve Heithoff.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, LTD, Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave. Rockford, IL 61104. The Funeral service will be at 11 am on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Court Street United Methodist Church, 215 N. Court St. Rockford, IL 61103 with Rev. Calvin Culpepper officiating. Burial, with military honors, will be Friday, February 17th at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL.
The family is deeply grateful for the compassionate and professional care from OSF Medical Team, Dr. Laxmi Mullapudi in the Hospitalist Program and Dr. Jean M. Kriz and her Palliative Care Team. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center Foundation, 5666 E State St, Rockford, Illinois 61108.
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