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Gary Potter

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Gary L. Potter, 78, formerly of Racine, WI, Rockford/Belvidere, IL, passed away on June 2, 2024, in Sarasota Florida. Gary was born in Belvidere on December 30, 1945, the son of the late Roger and Alice (nee: Morris) Potter. He was a graduate of Belvidere High School “Class of 1963”. Gary was employed as a Designer & Product Engineer at Twin Disc, retiring in 2008 after 42 years of service.

He found enjoyment in camping, boating and spending time with his friends and family in Florida, Illinois and Wisconsin. He was an endless giver and helper - to friends, to family and to anyone whom he saw needed help. He worked very hard during his career and enjoyed this accomplishment by taking advantage of every minute of his retirement.

Gary is survived by his children, David (Tricia) Potter of Janesville, WI, Doug (Mary) Potter of Lake Geneva, WI, Todd (Jenny) Potter of Milwaukee, WI, Barbara (Dave) Babcock of Plover, WI. and Craig Johnson of Strum, WI. He is further survived by grandchildren, Sloan, Jade, Graham and Flynn Potter, Benjamin Peterson, Zachary Johnson, Janelle Murphy, also his great grandchildren, Preston and Kayson Johnston. Gary is also survived by sisters, Georgia (Dana) Clinton of Florida, Barbara Grimsby of Arkansas; and by brothers, Roger, Jr (Peggy) Potter of Illinois, Daniel (Betty) Potter of Illinois, Kenneth (Sharon) Potter of Illinois and Larry (Karen) of Illinois, along with many cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Florida.

Visitation will be held at Sturino Funeral Home on Thursday June 13 from 11 a.m. until 1p.m. Following the visitation, he will be laid to rest at Graceland Cemetery.

The immediate Potter family would like to take this opportunity to thank the many friends and family members supporting him in the last trying few years – he appreciated the love he received from so many.

STURINO FUNERAL HOME

3014 Northwestern Ave.

Racine, WI 53404

Posted online on June 07, 2024

Published in Rockford Register Star