Agnes Potratz
October 19, 1916 - February 19, 2014

Agnes Potratz, 97, of Oelwein passed away on Wednesday February 19, 2014 at Grandview Healthcare Center.  Visitation will be from 4-7 PM on Friday March 14, 2014 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be at 11 AM on Saturday March 15, 2014 at Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein.                      

Agnes Marie Potratz was born October 19th, 1916 in Elma, Iowa to Heinrich Christoph Stueber and Maria Amanda Eick.  They lived there until the 1920s when her family moved to a farm outside Westgate, IA.  She married Alvin William Potratz on February 27th, 1938 at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Westgate, IA.  She and Alvin lived in the Westgate area for many years, enjoying their extended families and many close friends.

Agnes was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Alvin, her brother Heinrich, two sisters: Laura Laube and Gartha Laube, her daughter, Jeanette, and one granddaughter.

Agnes is survived by her daughters Karen (Clay) Wittman of Schaumburg, IL, Beverly (Roger) Jeanes of Westgate, IA and sons, Michael (Teresa) Potratz of Urbandale, IA and Bryan (Robin) Potratz of Wheaton, IL.  Her life was blessed with 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Agnes was a life-long member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, the American Legion Auxillary in Westgate, and Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein, IA. She loved working for the church and giving back to the community. She was known for her lively stories, touching poems, and sense of humor. She loved to cook and was noted for her baking, especially her round coffee cake. 

 

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Shelley Goebel (Laube) on August 13, 2014 at 5:46 AM said:

So sorry for you loss. I always enjoyed visiting Aunt Agnes with my grandma, Gartha.
Frank & Marlice Krone on March 9, 2014 at 8:43 PM said:

Frank & I would like to extend our deepest sympathy. She always had something to say about everyone. I had an enjoyable talk with her on the telephone last year shortly after she had slipped on some ice.

I am one of the younger cousins, my mother was Mary (Stueber) Kruger. She died a number of years ago. My oldest sister Erma was born in Elma.
We now live in Elmhurst, Illinois.

I'm sorry that we cannot come to Agnes's funeral due to our age and eye sight. We will always remember the spark that she gave to the Stueber Reunions in Dubuque and Riceville.

We will always remember the spark that she gave to our Stueber reunions that we had in Dubuque and Riceville.
Mary Burrack on February 28, 2014 at 7:54 AM said:

Remember your mom well and what a caring person she was
So sorry for your loss !!
Sheryl Gosse & family on February 26, 2014 at 11:46 AM said:

Bev: What a wonderful life your mom had. I remember her & Gartha w/their pretty white hair & both hard workers. My mom & I enjoyed working w/your mom at church dinners. Good friends always. Cherish the memories as you carry on the traditions, be close to your siblings & your own families. They are important in our future. Agnes was a good friend to many.
Linda Ede Hiemstra on February 26, 2014 at 8:51 AM said:

Bev,
Sending condolences and remembering your Mom's contagious smile and her beautiful white hair.
dalyn corbin on February 24, 2014 at 1:35 PM said:

She was a very nice lady. Your family is in my prayers.
Barb and Lon Tisue on February 23, 2014 at 7:17 AM said:

Mike and Family. Thinking of you and sending our condolences
Barb and Lon

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