Carol M. Potter, 78

Carol M. Potter (nee Wendelborn), 78, of West Bend, died on Friday, July 29, 2011, at The Kathy Hospice after a courageous and hard fought 15-year battle with cancer

She was born on Nov. 28, 1932, in West Bend to the late Chester and Louise (nee Ritger) Wendelborn.

On Feb. 11, 1956, she was united in marriage to Floyd B. Potter in West Bend. Floyd predeceased March 24, 2007.

In addition to being a fulltime wife and mother, Carol worked in the kitchen at St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, retiring after more than 20 years. In everything she did, Carol worked very hard to provide for her family. She also had an easy-going and generous personality that she shared with her many friends.

Survivors include four children Michael of Mesa, Ariz., Tim (LuAnn) of Kewaskum, Dave of West Bend and Kay (Andrew) Bromley of Appleton; seven grandchildren: Jill, Michael, Jr., Toby and Dylan and Matt, Elizabeth and Molly; one great-grandson Trent; 1 sister and two brothers Eugene Wendelborn of West Bend, Audrey Brumm of West Bend and Don (LaVerne) of Shawano; one brother-in-law Bill Wolf of Milwaukee; one sister-in-law Barbara Provencher of Waukesha; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by one daughter Margaret Ann "Peggy," one grandson Anthony and one sister Noraleen Gutterman.

The family will greet relatives and friends at the Schmidt Funeral Home on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the funeral services at 5 p.m.

Memorials for the benefit of The Kathy Hospice are appreciated.

Carol’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the oncology department at the Aurora Health Center in Slinger for their kindness and the great care Carol received from the girls at Cedar Community and The Kathy Hospice. You will never be forgotten.

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