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Lois M. Pottorff

December 1, 1922 September 11, 2019
Lois M. Pottorff
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Obituary for Lois M. Pottorff

Lois M. Pottorff, age 96, of Moorhead, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at the Maple Heights Nursing Home of Mapleton, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 16, 2019, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ute, Iowa. Pastor Nathan Peitsch will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the St. Clair Township Cemetery of Ute, Iowa. A Visitation will be held on hour prior from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 16, 2019, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ute, Iowa. The Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home of Ute, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online www.armstrongfuneral.com.

Lois Mayme (Petersen) Pottorff was born on December 1, 1922, in Pierson, Iowa. She was one of five children born to Frances and Frieda (Albers) Petersen. She grew up on a farm and attended school in Pierson.

On June 11, 1941, Lois married Olan Wesley Pottorff. The couple made their home in Ute, Iowa, in 1966 and then relocated to Moorhead, Iowa in 1984. Lois and Olan were blessed with six children: Judith, Dennis, Candice, Karleen, Mark, and Laramay.

Lois was a dedicated member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ute, Iowa. She devoted her time to Ladies Aid and teaching Sunday and Vacation Bible School. Lois passed her dedication on to her children through regular Sunday attendance and teaching. Later on she enjoyed volunteering her time at the Loess Hills Gift Shop in Moorhead and traveling to Arkansas to see her family.

Lois was an accomplished cook. She relished in baking cookies and candies for the holidays. Lois is fondly remembered for her bread and scrumptious cinnamon rolls. She also enjoyed crocheting, sewing, quilting, jigsaw puzzles, and having her family for Sunday dinner.

Those meeting her at the gate of heaven are her parents Frances and Frieda Petersen; husband of 67 years Olan Pottorff; son Dennis Pottorff; grandson Wesley Pottorff; great-grandson Riley Beeck; sons-in-law Harvey Gimbel and Douglas Crippen; sisters Caroline (Henry) Christopersen and Sylvia (Wayne) Betsworth; brother Ervine Petersen; and brother-in-law Otto “Jr.” Herbold.

Left to share her memories are her daughters Judith Gimbel of Onawa, IA, Candice Crippen of Van Buren, AK, Karleen (Steve) Beeck of Charter Oak, IA, and Laramay (Jim) Adams of Grandview, WA; son Mark (Karen) Pottorff of Mulberry, AK; 18 grandchildren, 20 great- grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren; sister Margaret Herbold of Moville, IA; extended family and friends.


Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

16

Sep

10:00 AM 9/16/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 9/16/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Ute

303 E 4th St
Ute, IA 51060

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Ute
303 E 4th St Ute 51060 IA
United States

Funeral Service

Monday

16

Sep

11:00 AM 9/16/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Ute

303 E 4th St
Ute, IA 51060

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Ute
303 E 4th St Ute 51060 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Clair Cemetery Final Resting Place

Ute, IA

Ute IA
United States
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