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Earl A. Pottebaum

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Earl A. Pottebaum Obituary
Earl A. Pottebaum


Earl Anthony Pottebaum, 82, was born May 8, 1931 in Litterdale, Iowa, the son of John and Coletta (Timmerman) Pottebaum. He passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Mitchell Village Care Center.

Earl was raised in Carroll, Iowa until he was drafted in to the Army to serve in the Korean War. He retired from MTA after 20 years of service.

Earl is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Caroline Pottebaum; children, Theresa (Rich), Mary Jo (Darrin) and Anthony (Rowena); grandchildren, Josh, Ben and Andrew; four brothers; one sister; other loving relatives and many special friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Thomas; two brothers and one sister.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 13, 2013 at Ss. John and Paul Catholic Church, 1401 1st Ave. S in Altoona with burial to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery at 1 p.m. Visitation will be at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday prior to funeral mass. Online condolences may be expressed at

Published in Des Moines Register on Dec. 12, 2013
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