He was born in Fallentimber, son of Godfrey and Gemain (Noel) Potter. Surviving are two stepchildren: Earl Nyiri and Alice Sauter; and two siblings: Erdean Krise and Verna Krise. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma, on July 5, 2005; and a sister, Helen Barnhart. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Friends will be received from 9:30 until the 10 a.m. memorial Mass Monday, June 23, 2014, at Our Lady Queen of Families, St. Dorothy Campus, in Warren, Mich. Arrangements are by D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, Warren, Mich.