Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton with the Rev. Michael Schmitz officiating. Burial will be at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Crofton. Visitation will be on Friday, at church, from 4-8:00 p.m. with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday at church one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton.
Frank Joseph Potts Jr. was proudly welcomed into this world on December 8, 1962 in Yankton, SD to Gerald H. and Beverly J. (Yule) Potts. He was greeted into heaven on August 18, 2015 with a loving bear hug and a deck of cards by his son Shawn.
Having spent his youth on the family farm, Frank loved the outdoors. When he wasn't working the land beside his father he could be found fishing and hunting with family & friends. Frank graduated from Crofton High School in 1981 and attended Northeast Community College - but the farm was where he knew he belonged. Frank married Jill Schiedel on January 21, 1984. To this union two beautiful blessings were welcomed, Matthew and Shawn. Frank's life was enriched by his sons. Whether it was coaching basketball or sharing his love of hunting & cards, his sons' brought joy and endless love to his life.
The death of his son Shawn due to a car accident at the age of 17 wore heavy on his heart but farming with Matthew brought a wonderful brightness to his world.
Frank is survived by his son, Matthew Potts of Crofton; mother & stepfather Beverly & Tom Hanson of Yankton, SD; four sisters and spouses Vicki and Charles Kleinschmit of Coleridge, Deb and David Kube of Crofton, Teri and Aaron Biermann of Wisner, Lisa Fields of Elk Creek; many nieces and nephews; his "surrogate" daughter Cassandra Lammers of Fordyce; and his fiance Angela Perine of Milwaukee, WI.
Messages will be reviewed and posted within 1 business day.
Bev and family,I am so sorry that you have to face this loss. You are in my prayers.
Cindy Steffen Filip
To the entire Potts family I am so sorry for your loss of Frank. He was a very giving man and was there to help many. He will be missed by many people in Crofton and the surrounding area. I will pray for you all because your heartbreak will be there forever. God Bless You All!
To the Potts family, I am sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Joannie Stewart and family
Bev and Family, Sorry to hear about Frank. you all are in our prayers.
Francis and sharon Hames.
To the Potts family, our deepest sympathies to all of you at this time of loss. He was such a nice person, always ready to joke around with anyone around him. We will miss him. May he rest in peace now. Prayers to all of you.
Lee/Alice Johnson & families
Bev our sympathys and prayers go out to you all. God Bless.
BEV And family, sorry to hear of your loss,our sympathy and prayers go out to you and your family, May God be with you all .
Our deepest sympathy to the entire family! So sorry for your loss Matthew.
Brad and Cindy Sage
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