John Tower Potter, 91, passed away Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022 at Brookside Care Center in Kenosha WI. John was born in Leominster Massachusetts on December 18th, 1930, the son of Ralph Andrew Potter and Alice (Tower) Potter.
John married Carol Ann (Martin) Potter on June 15th, 1996 at Zion Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg Texas. In May of 2006 they moved to Kenosha sharing many wonderful years together before her passing on April 28th, 2020. He was a S/SGT in the US Airforce from 1948 to 1952, (Stewart Field in Newburg N.Y and 665th AC&W squdn. In Calumet MI.) He worked for Southwestern Bell in Corpus Christi T.X retiring on July 28th, 1986.
Some of John’s hobbies included building model Railroads, large model aircrafts and large model square rigg ships, wood working, and playing his Cinema III Organ. Along with his hobbies he also was a member of the VFW, Texas Sheriff’s Association, WW2 Memorial Corpus Christi Wing of Confederate Airforce. John also participated in the local choirs.
John is preceded in death by his wife Carol, his parents, brother in-law Dick Kinter, and sister Judith Kinter.
He is survived by his sons, James (Heidi) Potter of Wind Lake WI, Richard (Sondra) Potter of Oklahoma, daughter, Susan (Miquel) Pineda of Guatemala, Stepson David (Amy) Zoerner of Pleasant Prairie WI, stepdaughter Nancy Zoerner Garcia of Texas, 11 grandchildren and a great grandchild.
Memorial services for John will be held on Thursday, June 30th, 2022 at Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church (8760 37th Ave) beginning at 11:00 AM. A visitation with the family will take place at 10:00 AM until the time of service. Burial will be private.
John’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Brookside Care Center for the best care they gave him for the 2 ½ years he was in their care.