Doug E. Potter

Aug. 15, 1943  - Jan. 1,  2009

Doug E. Potter, 65, of Burlington, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, at his home. He was born Aug. 15, 1943, in West Bend to Earl Walter and Ruth Rose (nee Raddeman) Potter. He spent his early life in West Bend. He received his masterís degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and continued his graduate work there and at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. On Feb. 15, 2003, he married Kathleen Mary Stockwell Kind in Burlington. Following marriage they made their home in the Burlington area.

Doug was superintendent of Westosha Central High School. He was a member of  Elmbrook Church and a former member of Kiwanis.   

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen of Burlington; step-daughters, Amy (Justin) Snyder of Burlington, Sara (Kurt) Spencer of New Berlin and Amber Panawash of Waukesha; grandchildren, Kadence and Natalie Spencer; brother, Kenneth (Vicki) Potter of West Bend; niece, Michelle (Dave) Fagan of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and nephews, Jeffrey Potter of Ormond Beach, Fla., and Zachary Potter of West Bend. He is further survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. 

Relatives and friends may meet with the family from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, at Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home, 625 Browns Lake Drive, Burlington. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Dr. Douglas Schoen officiating. Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5, at St. Maryís Cemetery in Burlington.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Michael Mullane and his staff for the care they gave Doug. They also wish to thank family and friends and the staff and students at Westosha Central for all their love and support. 

Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home & Crematory in Burlington is serving the family. For more information, call 763-3434 or go to www.danielsfamilyfuneral.com.

(Freeman - Jan. 3, 2009)