Marian Pottebaum, 94, of Remsen and formerly of Marcus, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen.
Marian Pottebaum was born Sept. 28, 1912, at rural Remsen, the daughter of Fred and Mary (Marx) Colling. In 1913, Marian moved with her family to a farm near Granville where she was raised and received her education at St. Joseph's Catholic School in Granville. She then did domestic work in the Granville and Remsen area. In 1942 she and her family moved into Granville.
On Aug. 12, 1952 she married William Pottebaum at Sioux City. They made their home in Marcus. William died Oct. 6, 1980. Marian had been a resident of the Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen since Oct.1, 2001.
She was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church of Marcus, Catholic Daughters of America of Remsen.
Survivors include four stepdaughters, Lorraine and her husband Arnold Kreber, and Agnes Konz, all of Alton, Dorothy and her husband William Scheitler Jr. Of Le Mars, and Wilma Loutsch of Dysart; numerous step-grand, great-grand and great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Sister Ramona Colling, O.S.F. of Dubuque, Agnes and her husband Richard LaBahn of Merrill, and Florence Smid of Granville; and one bother-in-law, Isidore Harpenau of Remsen.
She was preceded in death by three stepsons, LeVern Melvin and Louis Pottebaum; one stepdaughter, Verna Wittkop; one stepgranddaughter, Linda Jicha; one great-stepgranddaughter, Rachel Lawler; two brothers, John and Norbert Colling; and three sisters, Clara Colling when a child, Rita Harpenau and Catherine Haverkamp.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. William McCarthy and the Rev. John Vakulskas Jr., officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Alton. Friends may call any time after 2 p.m. today (Monday) at the Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen. There will be a rosary at 3 p.m. by the Catholic Daughters of America and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m. all at the funeral home.
Casketbearers will be Clarence Haverkamp, Rod LaBahn, Joe Harpenau, Kenny Konz, Chuck Kreber and Bill B. Scheitler.