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Del R. Potratz - 82

9/13/1936 - 10/9/2018

Clinton, IA

     Delmer R. “Del” Potratz, age 82 of Clinton, passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2018 in his home.  Honoring Del’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded.  A private family service will be held with burial at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Oakland Cemetery Road Fund or First United Methodist Church. 

 

     Del was born in Brownsville, Iowa on September 13, 1936.  He was adopted and raised by Reinhart and Dorothy Potratz.  He graduated from Clinton High School in 1955.  Del married Jane Wyatt on September 10, 1960 in Clinton.  He was employed at Clinton Corn Processing Company, Alcoa, and Chemplex.  Del attended the First United Methodist Church and volunteered many hours of work for the last 18 years at Oakland Cemetery.

 

     Del is survived by his wife Jane; 4 children, Rene’ (Claudio) Schwartzman of Suwanee, GA; Shelly (Glenn) Campbell of Denver, CO; Daniel (Sandy) Potratz of Burlington, IA and Jennifer Potratz of Clinton; 6 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter and 2 sisters, Carol Perkins and Mary Ann Wilsef.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandson, Ryan and his sister, Dixie. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.

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Honoring Del’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. A private family service will be held with burial at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Oakland Cemetery Road Fund or First United Methodist Church.

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