homepage logo

Buena Potter 1917-2007

Dec 20, 2007

Funeral service for Buena Potter of Emmetsburg is 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg. The Rev. Steve Ellerbusch will officiate.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Emmetsburg. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg is in charge of arrangements.

Honorary bearers are Buena’s great grandchildren. Casket bearers are her grandchildren.

Visitation is Friday, Dec. 21, from noon until time of service at Bethany Lutheran Church.

Mrs. Potter died Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, at Lakeside Lutheran Home in Emmetsburg. She was 90.

Buena Potter, daughter of Hugh and Lora (Gardner) Raney, was born Nov. 18, 1917, in Algona. She attended school there and graduated from Algona High School.

On Nov. 12, 1939, Buena and Sherwood Potter were married in Algona. Buena was a legal secretary for an Emmetsburg law firm for several years. She later worked with Sherwood in their Emmetsburg business, Potter’s Jewelry.

After their retirement, Buena and Sherwood enjoyed winters in Florida. They liked spending time with their friends there as well as playing golf. Buena loved doing things with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg.

Surviving are her children, Pam and Mike Hermansen of Waco, TX, Vicki and Ted Ellis of Emmetsburg, and Mark and Christie Potter of Eden Prairie, MN; eight grandchildren, Christy Willmore, Adam Hermansen, Daniel Hermansen, Jason Ellis, Steph Ellis, Joel Ellis, Christopher Potter and Justin Potter; and nine great grandchildren, Josh and Jake Hill, Holden, Hunter and Abby Willmore, and Dylan, Brendan, Landon and Lauren Ellis.

Also surviving are a sister-in-law, Dorothy Raney of Algona; and brother-in-law, Russell Walker of Algona.

Condolences can be left at: www.martinmatticefuneralhome.com