Harriett L. Potter

Harriett L. Potter

Harriett L. Potter, 97, Fort Atkinson, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017, with her family by her side at the Blackhawk Senior Residence.

She was born on January 9, 1920 in Fort Atkinson, the daughter of the late Marvin and Elsie (Weggeman) May.

Harriett married Sidney Potter on June 22, 1940 at Montello, Iowa. He died on September 27, 1996.

She was a graduate of the Fort Atkinson High School, class of 1937. She then attended nurses training at the Madison Methodist Hospital and graduated with the class of 1941 as a registered nurse.

Harriett was a life member of the First United Methodist Church, a volunteer and member of Circle 7.

She had been a long time employed of the Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital, later volunteered for the Health Care Partners at the hospital and knitted caps for the newborns.

Harriett loved to read, travel, knit, play bingo, cook, bake and travel north to the woods at Chetek and Neshkoro.

She was the last surviving member of the 5th Nighters.

Survivors include her children, Barbara (L. D. Becker) Jaeckel of Jefferson, Linda (Phil) Niemeyer of Fort Atkinson; daughter-in-law, Linda Potter of Fort Atkinson; 8 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren.

Also preceding in death was a son, William Potter; a daughter, Mary Jo Kassner; 5 brothers and sisters, Pauline Wells, Lucille Toll, Robert May, Harold May and Janet Plesko.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Paul Johnsen officiating.

Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time. A luncheon will follow the service with a private family burial later at Evergreen Cemetery.

If desired, memorials may be made to the Fort Health Care Partners, Church or Agrace Hospice Care.

A special thank you, to the staff at the Blackhawk Senior Residence and staff of Agrace Hospice Care for their wonderful care and compassion.