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Barbara Marie Pottebaum

January 3, 1925 — December 27, 2019

In lieu of flowers please direct memorials to the family to set up a fund for those who so lovingly cared for her.  Gordon Pottebaum, 600 Division Street, Alton, IA 51003.

Barbara “Barb” Pottebaum, age 94, of Alton, IA died Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City, IA. 

Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton, with the Father Daniel Greving officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Alton.  Visitation with family present will be from 4-7p.m. at the church on Sunday, there will be rosary and a vigil prayer service all at 5 p.m.  Visitation will resume Monday one hour prior to the service at the church.   Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen, Iowa

Barbara was born Jan. 3, 1925 to Nick and Catherine (Blatt) Didier in rural Granville, IA. She was raised and educated in the Granville area and attended St. Joseph Catholic School.  She then was a nanny for several years. 

She married LeVern Pottebaum on June 7, 1944 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville while LeVern was on leave from the military.  The couple farmed near Granville until retiring in 1986.  In 1987 they moved to Sheldon.  LeVern passed away Nov. 26, 1991.  In the summer of 1992 Barbara moved to Alton. 

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton, St. Mary’s Rosary Society and VFW Auxiliary.  She really loved being a wife, mother and grandmother.  She loved to decorate, read and most important spend time with her family. 

Survivors include her five children, Gordon (Lynn) Pottebaum of Alton, Randy Pottebaum and his wife Linda Schlichte of Burnsville, MN, Daniel Pottebaum of Sioux City, IA, Dr. Sheila Pottebaum and her husband Dr. Rohit Ramaswamy of Des Moines, IA, Mark Pottebaum of Alton; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Catherine Twombley, two sisters-in-law, Wilma Loutsch of Dysart, IA and Agnes Konz of Alton. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Linda Jicha, one sister, Mary Rolfes, one brother Ray Didier. 

Casket bearers will be Alan, Tim, Dalton and April Pottebaum, Varun Ramaswamy and Melissa Chavannes
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Sunday, December 29, 2019

4:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

St. Mary's Church - Alton, IA

610 E 10th St, Alton, IA 51003

Visitation with family present will be from 4-6 p.m. at the church on Sunday, there will be rosary and a vigil prayer service all at 5 p.m. Visitation will resume Monday one hour prior to the service at the church. Services have been entrusted to Fisch

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