Betty L."Betsy" Potz

Born: Sat., May 11, 1957
Died: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 01, 2017
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Fri., Dec. 01, 2017
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Chapel

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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.

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   Posted Sat November 25, 2017
Dear family. I'm so sorry for your loss. May the beautiful words of comfort help ease your grief . 1 Peter 5:7 and Isaiah 41:10 .

Sharon Vigness
   Posted Mon November 27, 2017
Dear Vi and family,
I'll always remember what a fun loving little girl she was,
good fun with all the neighborhood kids those many years ago.

Roxanne Current
   Posted Mon November 27, 2017
I have so many great memories of Betsy when we were growing up and all of us cousins got together at Grandma and Grandpa's farm. From climbing in the apple trees---to target shooting---to watching the 'big cousins' ride the pigs---to getting chased by the geese. I imagine now how chaotic it must have been with all of us kids, but Grandma O never seemed to be bothered by it. God prepared a special place for Betsy in Heaven where she is free from cancer---just like my mom, Betsy's Aunt Jo. My heart goes out to your family and you have my deepest sympathy. I'll see you on Friday.

Richard Smykle
   Posted Mon November 27, 2017
My deepest sympathy to the family and especially to Viola. She will be in our prayers.

Beverly Potz
   Posted Thu December 14, 2017
I am so sorry to hear about Betsy. Vi I remember those days when you came to my dad and mom's house in Mankato with the kids. I am Cliff and Juanita's daughter.

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