Obit: Potts, Floyd D. (1892 - 1972)

Contact: Ken Wood

Surnames: POTTS ROTE

----Source: MARSHFIELD NEWS HERALD (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) 12/27/1972, P. 11/P.2

Potts, Floyd D. (12 MAR 1892 - 24 DEC 1972)

Neillsville, Clark County, Wis. - Services will be held at 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Georgas Funeral Home for Floyd D. Potts, 80, 101 Hewett St., who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital. The body then will be taken to the Peffers-Halverson Funeral Home at Belle Plaine, Iowa, for service on Friday. Burial will take place in Windslow Cemetery at Belle Plaine. The Rev. Melvin Nickel will officiate at services here.

Mr. Potts was born March 12, 1892, at Tama, Iowa, and was educated there, graduating from the Tama High school. He did farm work, and was married at Belle Plaine, Iowa, Feb. 19, 1914, to the former Lela Rote. They operated a farm in Iowa before moving tot he town of Eaton in Clark County in 1920.

He retired from farming in 1944 and moved to the city. He had been employed by the U. S. Soil Conservation Department for several years and had been a member of the Mound School Board for several years. He was an ardent hunger and fisherman.

Survivors include his wife, and several nieces and nephews.

Two brothers and one infant sister preceded him in death.

(Follow on in 12/ 30/1972 Marshfield New Herald)

Neillsville, Clark County, Wis. - Funeral services were held at 8 p.m., Wednesday at the Georgas Funeral Home for Floyd D. Potts, 80, of Neillsville. The Rev. Melvin Nickel, pastor of the United Methodist Church, officiated at the services here and the body was taken to Belle Plaine, Iowa, where the Rev. Scott Hall conducted services. Burial was made in the Wondslow Cemetery at Belle Plaine.

Ellis Wall, accompanied by Mr. Jess Scott, sang, "What a Friend We Have in Jesus: and "Lead Kindly Light."



© Every submission is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.


Show your appreciation of this freely provided information by not copying it to any other site without our permission.


Become a Clark County History Buff


Report Broken Links

A site created and maintained by the Clark County History Buffs
and supported by your generous donations.


Webmasters: Leon Konieczny, Tanya Paschke,

Janet & Stan Schwarze, James W. Sternitzky,

Crystal Wendt & Al Wessel