Mike Potter
1954 - 2021
BORN
1954
DIED
2021

Mike Potter

May 25, 1954-January 10, 2021

Mike Potter, 66 of Waterloo, died Sunday, Jan. 10 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.

He was born May 25, 1954 in Waterloo, son of Waymond and Bernice Bagg Potter. He married Connie Maharas June 20, 1981 in Algona.

Mike graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1972 and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from UNI. He was employed at Community Motors for twenty years and then Rydell Chevrolet for 10 1/2 years.

Survived by: his wife; two sons, Kyle (Chelsea) of Emmetsburg and Alex (Kelsey Roehrich) of Englewood, Colo.; his granddaughter, Elara; a brother, Ronald (Mary) Potter of Waterloo; two sisters, Marlene (John) Payne of Waterloo and Sharon Hinde of Independence.

Preceded in death by: his parents; his twin brother, Mark Potter; two sisters, Charlene Price and Penne Kirby.

Mike was a fun-loving, adventurist who always had a smile and a joke to tell. He lived life to the fullest by traveling with friends to Seattle, France, cruising, running 2 1/2 marathons, skydiving, riding Ragbrai, golfing and making a "hole in one". He loved his Dallas Cowboys, his Yankees and his Panthers. Mike's love of people included his East High classmates, his loyal customers, friends and most importantly his family. He shared his time with his sons by being an active Troop 1 Scout leader. Mike will be remembered as someone who could always be counted on.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15 at St. Edward Catholic Church with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Public visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14 at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway and continue for one hour before services at the church. Face coverings and social distancing are required for both events.

The mass will be live streamed via www.sted.org. Click on the YouTube icon.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family to be established at a later date

Online condolences may be left at www.hagartywaychoffgarup.com.


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Published by Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway on Jan. 13, 2021.
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Jan
14
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4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway
300 West Ridgeway, Waterloo, IA 50701
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15
Visitation
9:30a.m. - 10:30a.m.
St. Edward Catholic Church
Jan
15
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St. Edward Catholic Church
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Connie so sorry to hear of Mike´s passing, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers
Rhonda Hodges Mosley
January 15, 2021
Teri Wood TeBockhorst
January 15, 2021
I am so saddened to learn of Mike's passing. Too young! We were neighbors on Sheridan Road for a number of years. Mike was such a great guy! My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. So sad! I read in the obituary that Mike's brother is Ron Potter. I have known Ron for years and never realized that he and Mike were related. Again, my condolences to all the Potter family members.
Karen Hibben-Levi
January 15, 2021
Connie and the boys, we are so very sorry about Mike's passing. He not only was a car salesman to is he was a long time friend That smile always and his jokes just made you smile. He loved his family so much and am sure he is looking down on you and will always be with you He was a shining light.
Monica and Arlin Hosek
January 13, 2021
Sympathies to the Potter family. I went to OLVA St. Joseph's School with him n Mark.
Phaysal Lehman Williams-Ross
January 13, 2021
Connie and family. We were so sad to hear of Mikes passing. It was always great to see Mike when we had a chance to do so, and to see that huge smile on his face every time. Mike was a great person and happy we got to know him. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you in your time of sorrow.
Mark Marshall
January 13, 2021