Helen Marie Potter
Date of Birth
September 24, 1929
Rural Weston, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
October 25, 2018
Wahoo, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Monday, October 29, 2018 ~ 10:00 a.m.
Sts. Mary & Joseph Catholic Church ~ Valparaiso, Nebraska
Interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery ~ Valparaiso, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Sunday, October 28, 2018
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
Sts. Mary & Joseph Catholic Church ~ Valparaiso, Nebraska


In care of the family for future designation

Helen Potter, 89, of Valparaiso, passed away on October 25, 2018 at South Haven Living Center in Wahoo. Helen was born September 24, 1929, in rural Weston, to Andrew and Tillie (Miriovsky) Furasek. She attended Rural District 74 country school. She was united in marriage to Benjamin Potter on October 3, 1949, at St. Vitus Catholic Church in Touhy. From this marriage, they were blessed with nine children and lived and farmed west of Valparaiso their entire married life until Ben’s death in 2006.

Helen was a caring and loving mother and grandmother, a homemaker, and a farmer’s wife. She was also a member of the Valparaiso American Legion Auxiliary-Post 371 and Sts. Mary and Joseph Altar Society. She enjoyed baking, gardening, raising chickens, listening to music and polka dancing, sewing, embroidering, playing cards, and attending her children’s and grandchildren’s many activities. Helen was prayerful, faithful, hardworking and always thinking of others.  She always looked forward to the holidays and family gatherings where she was surrounded by all her family of 60 plus members.

Helen is survived by her daughters Janice Christensen of Lincoln and Joyce (Jim) Paulsen of Omaha, sons Dennis, Dwaine (Rose), Marvin (Diane), Kenny, David (Cindy), and Darryl (Dixie) Potter all of Valparaiso; 24 grandchildren, with two others preceding her in death; 24 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Delores (Ermin) Benes and Betty (Robert) Potter of Valparaiso; many nephews, nieces, and cousins; and a great deal of friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband Ben, daughter Jeannie Potter, grandson Scott Potter, grandson Andrew Potter, daughter-in-law Gwen (Dennis) Potter, son-in-law Tom (Joyce) Kolar, her parents, sister Rosie, brother and sister-in-law Joe and Rose Furasek, brother and sister-in-law Adolph and Alice Furasek, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Richard and Lillian Potter, brother-in-law Robert Potter and brother-in-law Ermin Benes.

Condolences for Helen Marie Potter
  1. Roma Swanson Smith
    • October 26, 2018 - 5 years ago

    My sincere sympathy to your family.

  2. Betty (Kantor) Smith.
    • October 28, 2018 - 5 years ago

    My sincere sympathy to you all. Wish I could be there. I think there are only 4 of us first cousins left and 4 first cousins in law left.. time marches on. She was a special person and a very hard worker but al ways had a smile and laugh with everyone. Will have a mass said for her at the seminary. God bless you all and may she Rest In Peace. There is no one like your mother and she will be missed

  3. Darlene Nelson
    • October 28, 2018 - 5 years ago

    With my deepest sympathy to the family. God bless all of you.

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