Robert Dean Potthoff passed away Wednesday (Feb. 19, 2003) in Rangely, Colo.
He was born May 29, 1931, in McCook, to John and Amelia Potthoff and grew up in the Palisade area where his family farmed. He joined the Marine Corps in 1952 where he served for 10 years.
In 1953, he married Twilla Mae Hiatt of Imperial. They were divorced in 1971.
He is survived by six children, Mark Potthoff of Reedley, Calif., Thomas Potthoff of Rangely, Colo., Penny Morris of Visalia, Calif., Douglas Potthoff formerly of Rangely, Colo., now of Kingman, Ariz., Cliffton Potthoff of Kingman, Ariz., and Robert Dean Potthoff whereabouts currently unknown; two brothers, Frank Potthoff of Palisade, and Henry Potthoff of Wall Lake, Iowa; one sister, Leona Baxter of Palisade; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one grandson. Inurnment and a memorial service will be held at a later date in Palisade.
Correspondence will reach the family in care of Penny Morris, 31848 B Road 138, Visalia, CA 93292.