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Daryl Potter
September 29, 1938 - September 1, 2021

Daryl Potter, 82, of Oelwein passed away Wednesday September 1, 2021.  Visitation will be from 10:00 AM–1:00 PM on Tuesday September 7, 2021 at the Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home in Oelwein.  Funeral services will then begin at 1:00 PM with Deacon Jim Patera officiating.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein.  A memorial fund has been established. 

Daryl Ray Potter was born in Westgate on September 29, 1938 to parents Dale and Nora (Fox) Potter.  He attended school in Delhi.  Daryl served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps during Vietnam.  On January 25, 1964 he was united in marriage with Patricia Fish in Oelwein and they later divorced.  To this union four daughters were born.  On September 5, 1981 he was united in marriage with Frances Ledesma, and to this union one son was born.

Daryl had been employed with Culligan and the Wadena Outlet.  He also was employed with the Union Pacific Railroad as a pipefitter, until his retirement in 1999.  Daryl enjoyed showing horses and the horse racing track his parents had.  He loved watching westerns and playing cards and was known as one who could fix just about anything.

Left to celebrate Daryl’s life is his wife Frances and their son Joseph Potter of Oelwein; his children: Teresa Pfister of Postville, Brenda Potter of Postville, Deanna (Francisco) Lopez of Oelwein and Jodi Potter of Postville; his step-children: Delphine Deaner of Hazleton, Lisa Potter of Oelwein, Delbert Potter, Jr. of Hazleton and Jack Potter of Oelwein; his eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; his siblings: Orion Zirtzman of Cedar Rapids and Delbert (Linda) Potter of Oelwein; his sisters-in-law Ione Potter of Elgin, Bette Potter of West Branch and Delores Weeks of Cedar Rapids.   

He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings: LeRoy Potter, William Potter, Nolyn Potter, Sheila Butters and foster brother Wendell Weeks; his granddaughter Ashley Plagman; his brothers-in-law: Charles Butters and Delbert Zirtzman; his nephews: Mike Butters and Brian Zirtzman; his nieces: Cheryl Boren and Teresa Weeks.


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Scott Butters on September 5, 2021 at 9:56 AM said:

Lost count on the multiple times Uncle Daryl would help me out. He was a good man he will be missed by many. Rest In Peace??
Melissa Ledesma on September 4, 2021 at 9:07 PM said:

Sending my deepest Condolences. With God's love I know he will give you peace as you fumble thru this time of loss. Daryl will forever remain in your hearts & minds and will be that angel tapping you on the shoulder when you need him. God Bless you all and much Love to my Cousin Frances.
Laurie thornton-Guest on September 4, 2021 at 6:34 PM said:

My sympathies to the Potter fmly
Ellen Gaffney on September 4, 2021 at 11:37 AM said:

My husband and I loved playing
cards at Bros in Oelwein many
years ago with Daryl and his parents.
He was a very nice man. Sincere Sympathy
to his friends and family.

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