Edward Potts (1931 – 2006)

Edward T. Potts, age 74 a resident of Kenosha, died Thursday August 31, 2006 at Aurora Medical Center.

Born on December 24, 1931 in Kenosha, he was the son of the late Theodore and Gertrude (Bennett) Potts.

A lifelong Kenosha resident, he was educated in the schools of Kenosha.

He served in the US Air Force from February 29, 1952 until February 28, 1956. He received the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

On June 20, 1953 he married Ellen Christine Larsen in Kenosha.

For many years he was employed at MacWhyte Wire Rope, retiring in 1995. He was previously employed at Sealtest Ice Cream, Metropolitan Life and also as a construction worker.

He is a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and was active on various committees. He was a longtime member of the Club 13. He loved to garden and work in his yard, and would make things to display in and around his back yard pond, which had fish in it. He enjoyed crossword puzzles; jig saw puzzles and was an avid Green Bay Packer and Chicago White Sox Fan. He was also a model train enthusiast. He volunteered at the Shalom Center in the soup kitchen.

He is survived by his wife Ellen of Kenosha; two sons Ted W. Potts of Kenosha, Edward J. (Paula) Potts of Wonder Lake IL, one daughter Valerie G. (Steve) Wilson of Jupitor FL; eight grandchildren; and one step brother Donald L. (Alyce) Boyce of Naples FL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Ken Boyce, and two sons, Keith and Alex.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday September 6, 2006 at 11:00AM at Wesley United Methodist Church in Kenosha. (4600-60th Street) A visitation will be held on Wednesday morning at the church from 10:00AM until the time of services. Burial will follow at Sunset Ridge Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to either Wesley United Methodist Church or the Shalom Center.

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