Obit: Potocnik, Elsie E (1917 - 2006)
Contact:  Shari Hahn

Surnames: Potocnik, Waska, Laakso, Nichols, Amacher, Ewert

----Sources: Marshfield News-Herald, Nov 18, 2006

Potocnik, Elsie E (23 May 1917 - 15 Nov. 2006)

Elsie E. Potocnik

OWEN -- Elsie E. Potocnik, 89, Owen, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006, at Our Lady of Victory Hospital in Stanley.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Withee. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Withee.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Maurina Funeral Home in Owen and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.

She was born May 23, 1917, in the town of Hoard, rural Owen, to Solomon and Ingrid (Waska) Laakso. She married Emil Potocnik on June 19, 1937, at her parents' home. Emil died June 17, 1995. She was employed as a custodian for Owen-Withee High School for 15 years.

Surviving are her son, Dennis Potocnik, Owen; daughters, Betty Nichols, Valparaiso, Ind., the Rev. Nancy (Dale) Amacher, Marquette, Mich., and Sally (Jeff) Ewert, Rockford, Ill.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and her brother, Arne Laakso, Owen, Wis.



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