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Thursday January 31st, 2019
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Theodore A. "Ted" Potter

Theodore A. “Ted” Potter, 94, of St. Paul, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at Brookefield Park in St. Paul. Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul. The Rev. Bonnie Brock will officiate. Military honors will be rendered by Carl Mogensen American Legion Post 119 of St. Paul. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Peters Funeral Home in St. Paul. Ted was born on July 18, 1924, at Sumner, Nebraska, the son of Edward W. and Lizzie D. (Yiengst) Potter. He grew up in Sumner where he attended Sumner Public School and graduated from Sumner High School in 1941. He then moved to Denver, where he had numerous jobs, the last being at Remington Arms Ammunition factory. He was a World War II veteran serving in the Army Air Force. After being discharged, he worked at the Los Angeles Hospital. He stayed in the reserves and was called back to duty during the Korean War, serving in Japan and Korea. After his tour of duty he returned to his job in the Emergency Room at the Los Angeles Hospital, where he retired after 35 years. He enjoyed camping, fishing and roller skating and enjoyed going to the roller derby. He is survived by a sister, Georgia Goodrich of Rockford, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Virginia McCurdy of Wood River and special great niece, Theresa Childers of Wood River; and longtime friend, Dale Berst of St. Paul. He has gone to be with the Lord, with his parents; best friend, Kelly Logan; brothers, Frank, Lloyd and Aaron Potter; and sisters, Mary Walker, Lillie Caudle, Leona Denning, Grace Denning and two infant sisters.; and several nieces and nephews. Memorials are suggested to the donor's choice.

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Virginia and Theresa Im so very sorry for your loss. The last week was a blur as Christian was in and out of the hospital! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family he will be truly missed! My boys and I will miss our visits and time with him. Louise

Louise Herbig Feb 6 2019 8:51 PM

Such a good looking fellow he did not change much in looks

Theresa Childers Jan 30 2019 4:04 PM

I am sorry to see that Ted Potter has passed away. I had not seen him around town lately & didn't realize he was at Brookefield. I entertain often at Brookefield and would have enjoyed chatting with him there. Ted & I would both be at Brehm's drug store quite often at the same time & would comment that "We're here again!" One time we happened to be in Grand Island at the same store and laughed that we met again so far from home. We always enjoyed a little chat. I'll miss not meeting him at such places again. Anna Mary Smith

Anna Mary Smith Jan 30 2019 12:32 PM

Ted was always such an awesome and fun person to know. He always had time to stop and visit with you. He was a very kind person. I felt blessed to have known him , he will be missed, such a great laugh. Prayers and sympathy to all of his family and friends. Cherish all of the great memories. Rest in Peace, Ted.

Velda M Peters Jan 30 2019 9:12 AM

I enjoyed many morning visits with you when I walked the cemetery & you were visiting Kelly. Rest In Peace, Ted!

Stacey Keller Jan 29 2019 8:01 PM

Rest In Peace Ted. You and Kelly were fun neighbors. You were the nicest man and we always enjoyed visiting with you. You will be missed.

Nancy and Tim Shindle Jan 29 2019 6:53 PM

My prayers and sympathy to Ted's family and friends. He was such a kind and caring man. Always had time to visit with you, so happy I knew him as a very nice person and friend!!! Rest in Peace Ted, you are now in the loving hands of our Lord.

Velda M Peters Jan 28 2019 8:18 AM

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