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Earl "Vern" Potter


1924 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Earl "Vern" Potter Obituary
Earl "Vern" Potter, 93, of Hillsdale, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born June 26, 1924 in Hillsdale to Wells and Mamie (Cranor) Potter. He married Barbara J. Priest and she preceded him in death. He later married Catherine Sleighter and she also preceded him in death.
Vern was a graduate of Reading High School. He was formerly employed at DANA in Hillsdale and was a very skilled carpenter. Vern served his country in the US Army in WWII. He was a member of the Hillsdale Moose Lodge, Jonesville Eagles, and life member of the Reading American Legion, Post 360.
He is survived by his son, Michael Potter of Hillsdale and seven grandchildren; step-daughter, Cheryl Towers of Montpelier, Ohio and special friend, Laura Crater.
Vern was preceded in death by his wives, Barbara and Catherine; son, Randy.
Visitation for Vern Potter will be held from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale. Military honors will be performed at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Hillsdale American Legion with a memorial luncheon immediately following.
Memorial contributions are suggested to either the Hillsdale or Reading American Legion Posts. For online condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Aug. 8, 2017
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