Obit: Potter, Leita A. (1918 - 2009)
Contact: Duane Horn

Surnames: Potter, Kling, Drescher, Ward, Roberts, Peterson, Zarling, Van Dellen

----Source: La Crosse Tribune (La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis.) Saturday December 12, 2009, page B3

Potter, Leita A. (20 June 1918 - 10 Dec. 2009)

Town of Knapp, Jackson County, Wis./ Warrens.

Leita (pronounced leta - long e, short a) A. Potter, also known as Mrs. Bennett Potter, 91, of Warrens and formerly of the town of Knapp, Jackson County, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, in Agape Acres Care Center in Warrens, where she had resided since May 2007.

She was born June 20, 1918, in the town of Knapp, Jackson County, to Frank and Esther (Kling) Drescher. She was raised in the Town of Knapp and graduated from Tomah High School.

She married Bennett A. Potter in May 1935. The couple started Morrison Creek Cranberry Corp., located in the town of Knapp, in the mid-1930's.

Leita loved to garden and raise cranberries. She was physically small in stature, but she was dynamite when it came to working and getting things accomplished.

Surviving are her two daughters, Donna "Billie" (John) Ward of Hartland, Wis., and Sue (Gary) Roberts of Onalaska; her sister, Fay (Stuart) Peterson of Warrens; her three grandchildren, Kristine (Paul) Ward Van Dellen, Jessica (Ron) Ward Zarling and Leah Roberts; her four great-grandchildren, Will and John Zarling and Marleigh and Monet Van Dellen; and her niece, Kim K. Peterson of Warrens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bennett A. Potter, on Oct. 26, 1985, and her son, Buckley B. Potter, on Sept. 20, 2000.

Private family funeral services will be held at a later date.

Torgerson's Funeral Service (715-284-4321) of Black River Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.



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