Leonard W. Potts

Leonard W. Potts age 90 of Crofton, Nebraska died on Friday, October 8, 2021 at the Good Samaritan Society in Bloomfield, Nebraska.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 10:00 am at the St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Crofton, Nebraska with Rev. Jim Keiter officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton.

Leonard was born on February 8, 1931 in Fordyce, Nebraska to Frank and Mary (Schmitt) Potts. After his schooling, he married Denelda Steffen and moved to their family farm east of Crofton, where they raised their 7 children.

Leonard was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and a former member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Leonard had a passion for farming and John Deere that has carried down through generations. He never met a stranger and he could play cards and reminisce for hours.

Leonard is survived by his children Charles Potts, Crofton, NE, Charlene (Paul) Stevens, Pewaukee, WI, Charlotte Jansen, St. Helena, NE, Cathy (Leroy) Clair, Carlisle, IA, Chad (Daniell) Potts, Crofton, NE: 19 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; brother Marcus (Madonna) Potts; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Flavia Ausedmore and Lavena Mullen; brothers Roman and Gerald; daughter Donna Wiebelhaus, son Donavon, and son-in-law, Vern Jansen.

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9 response to "Leonard W. Potts"

  1. By: Joe Potts Posted: October 9, 2021

    Rest In Peace my friend.
    Our sympathies to the family.

  2. By: Matt Fischer Posted: October 9, 2021

    My deepest sympathy to the entire Potts Family. I will truly miss visiting with Leonard. He was always so knowledgeable as to what was going on in the world, as well as the world of agriculture. Whether it was a phone call or in person, Leonard was always interested in what I was doing, and always concerned about my well being. What an amazing friend. Rest in peace buddy…until we meet again.

  3. By: Lisa Purdy Posted: October 9, 2021

    RIP Uncle Leonard. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. By: Mary Potts Posted: October 9, 2021

    Thoughts, hugs and prayers to your family.

  5. By: Marilyn Thomson Posted: October 9, 2021

    RIP, Uncle Leonard. Was always nice visiting with you. Sympathy to the family. Save “one” for me.

  6. By: Jim Ausdemore Posted: October 10, 2021

    Uncle Leonard was always fun to converse with and had a good sense of humor. I remember being ring bearer at his wedding. He was my Godfather. Rest in peace, Leonard.

  7. By: Jim Petrik Posted: October 13, 2021

    A gem of a guy. Our condolences to your family.

  8. By: Randy Albrecht Posted: October 14, 2021

    RIP Leonard Potts you are an inspiration to your community. May you do the same in the afterlife.
    Prayers to the Potts family. Sorry for your loss Leonard will be deeply missed! RIP

  9. By: Rev.Michael Schmitz Posted: October 15, 2021

    Blessings on Leonard and his family,

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