Von Potts was born on Jan. 4, 1938, to Merwin and Ina Potts in Hillsboro, Wisc., and peacefully passed away on Nov. 17, 2021, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield at 83 years of age. Von was a hard worker and prior to retirement he worked for John Deere in Wisconsin for over 20 years. He eventually ended up in Wright County, where he enjoyed cattle farming. Von loved Oliver tractors, every time you saw him, he’d be wearing a different Oliver tractor shirt. He played the saxophone, winning many awards he proudly displayed; he was even quite the roller-skater in his younger days. Von was always full of joy, loved researching on the internet and was known throughout the community.
He was preceded in death by parents. Von is survived by his friends and caring neighbors. Memorial services for Von Potts were held Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, at 10 a.m. at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home in Hartville with Pastor Dustin Cartwright officiating. Cremation and services were under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home – Hartville. Online condolences, www.craighurttfuneralhome.com.