Potter, The Rev. Gerald L. 85, Priest of the Diocese of Fargo passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013 in Prairie View, 4000 Valley Square in Grand Forks, ND. Gerald L. Potter was born July 15, 1927 in Minneapolis, MN the son of Joseph A. and Mary Eileen (Uriell) Potter. He was ordained a Roman Catholic Priest for the Diocese of Fargo on June 5, 1954 in the Cathedral of St. Paul, St. Paul, MN. He is survived by his sister, Patricia Potter-Keays (John), Tucson, AZ; a number of nieces, nephews; great nieces and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and youngest sister, Eileen Potter- Simmons. Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013 in St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center, University of North Dakota. Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday with a 4:30 p.m. rosary service and a 7:00 p.m. vigil service in the Newman Center Chapel. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the liturgy in the chapel on Thursday. Honor Guard: 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Bishop Provencher Assembly 1578. Burial: St. John's Abbey Cemetery, Collegeville, MN, at a later date. The online memorial registry may be signed at www.normanfuneral.com (The Historic Norman Funeral Home, Grand Forks, ND.)
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.