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Betty Lorraine "Betsy" Potz, 60, of Mankato, formerly of Vernon Center, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Pathstone Living in Mankato.
A Celebration of Betsy's Life will be Friday, December 1, 2017 at 2 P.M. at Woodland Hills Funeral Chapel in Mankato with Pastor Mike Omtvedt officiating. Interment will be in Woodland Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorials prefered.
The Potz Family will greet friends on Friday afternoon one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Woodland Hills Funeral Home of Mankato is in charge of arrangements.
Betsy was born to Harry and Viola (Oltman) Potz, May 11th, 1957. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Peters Lutheran Church, Vernon Center. Betsy graduated from Wellcome Memorial High School in 1975 and attended Mankato Vo-Tech.
She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Her joy was listening to music, Teds serenades and his stories always brought a smile to her face.
Betsy leaves a family who will miss her dearly, her loving fiancée, Ted D. Ward of Mankato; mother, Viola Potz of Vernon Center; sister, Bonnie (Edwin) Hovey of Belfair, WA; brothers, Bill (Sue) of Vernon Center, Neil of Amboy, Dale (Dorina) of Olalla, WA; nieces and nephews, Brandon (Shauna) Smith of Butte, MT, April Rhodes of Port Orchard, WA, Quinn (Sean) Busse of Amboy, Sophia Potz of Belfair, WA, and Joshua and Ashlyn Potz of Olalla, WA.
Betsy was preceded in death by her father; brothers, Eugene and Stephan Potz; grandparents, Fritz and Sophia Oltman, Henry and Theresa Potz; brother-in-law, Scott A. Smith; and nephew, Sterling Potz.
A special Thank You to the staff at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Mankato, Mayo Hospice, and Pathstone Living of Mankato.
Published on November 27, 2017
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