Katherine <I>Fries</I> Potthoff

Katherine Fries Potthoff

Birth
Russia
Death 5 Sep 1998 (aged 92)
Trenton, Hitchcock County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Culbertson, Hitchcock County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 126136431 · View Source
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TRENTON -- Katherine Potthoff, 92, died Saturday (September 5, 1998) at the El Dorado Manor Home in Trenton.

She was born April 12, 1906 at Hussenbach, Russia, which is now the Republic of the Ukraine to Henry and Katherine (Bernhardt) Fries. She came to the United States with her family in 1912. They farmed in the Culbertson area.

On September 22, 1921 she married William Potthoff at Culbertson. They lived on several farms in Hitchcock County and in the Trenton area where they purchased the Miller farm in 1944. She remained on the farm following William's death on January 11, 1963 until moving to Stratton in 1968. In 1978 she moved to the El Dorado Manor Home in Trenton.

She was a member of the Lutheran churches at Trenton and at Culbertson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William, an infant daughter on July 15, 1930; one brother, Jake Fries and two sisters, Elizabeth Walters and Amelia Potthoff.

Survivors include three sons, Marvin and wife, Florence Potthoff of McCook; Don and wife, Betty Potthoff, Harold and wife, Pam Potthoff, all of Trenton; one daughter, Joyce and husband, Loren Williamson, also of Trenton; one brother, John and wife, LaVaughn Fries of McCook; one sister-in-law, Lelia Fries of Culbertson; 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Services are Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Saint John's Lutheran Church in Culbertson with the Rev. David Bergquist officiating. Interment will be in the Culbertson Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Herrmann Funeral Home in Trenton. Memorials may be made in her name and left at the funeral home. Herrmann Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Source: The McCook Daily Gazette, September 8, 1998


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  • Created by: MWeidner
  • Added: 9 Mar 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 126136431
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Katherine Fries Potthoff (12 Apr 1906–5 Sep 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 126136431, citing Culbertson Cemetery, Culbertson, Hitchcock County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by MWeidner (contributor 47593424) .