Mollie R. Potthast (nee Ruff)

March 10, 1912 - Oct. 9, 2008

Mollie R. Potthast (nee Ruff) of Waukesha died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, at the Harbor Club in Port Washington at age 96.

Mollie was a longtime resident of Waukesha, residing on Racine Avenue for 64 years. She was a member of the First Homemakers of Waukesha for more than 70 years. She also was a volunteer for the American Red Cross and United Way in Waukesha County for many years. Mollie worked for the Ethan Allen School for Boys for 18 years.

She joined Elmbrook Church of Brookfield and faithfully participated in the Seasons of Life Bible Study and Senior First Fridays.

She was the beloved mother of Carol (Donald) Savatski of Port Washington. Mollie is also loved and survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, August, and her sons, Arnold and Robert Potthast.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 W. Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha. Private interment will be at Prairie Home Cemetery.

A heartfelt thanks to the Harbor Club caregivers, who are all angels, and staff at VITAS Hospice for their loving care given to our mother and grandmother.

Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.

(Freeman - Oct. 11, 2008)