LaVerne H. Potts, 90, of Fond
du Lac, entered eternal life on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Woodlands Senior
Park, with her loving family at her side.
She was born on January 24,
1929, in Sheboygan, the daughter of Milton B. and Edna I. Bartzen Schreiber. She graduated from Sheboygan North High in
1947, followed that with WI State Teacher’s College where she earned a BE in
Education. She taught commercial subjects at Wisconsin Dells High and also her
alma mater at Sheboygan North. She
married her college sweetheart, Don Potts on August 20, 1951. He preceded her in death on October 14,
After her three daughters
were all started in school she worked as a legal secretary for 24 years, which
she found to be very interesting and exciting.
Upon Don passing away, she started working at Hope Lutheran Church in
Fond du Lac in their offices as a volunteer and met many new people of the
congregation over her 14 years there.
LaVerne’s interest and hobbies included camping at their site at Pearl
Lake Campground, travel to all but 6 states, plastic needlepoint, embroidery,
reading mystery novels and knitting dish clothes for friends and relatives.
She is survived by her
daughters: Christine Abraham and Cynthia (Peter) Ozolins both of Fond du Lac;
her grandchildren: Julie (Ben) Abraham-Gifford, Lynn (fiancé Tony Demos)
Abraham, Mike Abraham, Pamela (Ryan) Barr and Melissa (Timothy) Peters and
Angela (John) Crape, eleven great grandchildren, her brother Stanley Schreiber
of Sheboygan, one nephew Scott (Marcia) Schreiber of Sheboygan, one
great-nephew, and special friends Milt and Pat Ohlinger.
She is preceded in death by
her parents, her husband Donald, her daughter Lee Ann Potts, son-in-law Richard
Abraham, her brother Milford Schreiber and two sister-in-laws, Nancy and
Cremation has already taken
Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel
& Crematory is serving the family, www.kurkimachfuneralchapel.com. 920-921-4420