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Marion Potter

September 2, 1934 — September 27, 2023

Belle Fourche

Marion Joyce (Foss) Potter age 89 of Belle Fourche, died Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at Belle Estate in Belle Fourche.

 

A celebration of Marion’s life will take place 11am Monday, October 2, 2023 at the Belle Fourche Global Methodist Church.  Visitation will be held 4pm to 5:30pm on Sunday at Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche, concluding with a prayer service at 5:30pm. Interment will take place 1pm Central Time, Tuesday at Oakland Cemetery in Seneca SD, followed by a time of fellowship at the Seneca Community Center.

 

The funeral will be available to view live or following by clicking on the weblink below.

 

Marion was born September 2, 1934, the second daughter of Dave and Sylvia (Brozik) Foss. Marion grew up on the family farm near Hamill, SD. She attended country schools in her elementary years and then Winner High School where she graduated in 1952. She later attended Black Hills State Teachers College and graduated in 1954 with her teaching certificate. After college, she worked in Denver and Albuquerque as a secretary, and then she taught in rural schools in Tripp County and in Iona, SD. 

In 1954 she first met Willard Potter, a SDSM&T student, at a Black Hills State track meet. They were united in marriage on June 25, 1960 in Winner, South Dakota. To this union were born two sons and three daughters: Lee, Bruce, Joyce, Reva, and Diann.

 

Following their marriage, Willard worked as an Civil Engineer and his career took the Potter family to several towns, including Pierre, Selby, and Aberdeen. From 1979 to 2010, they lived near Warner, and following his retirement, Willard and Marion moved to their home on Walworth Street in Belle Fourche where Marion resided until this September. 

 

Marion grew up through the Depression and WWII years, and these experiences instilled in her the importance of thrift and creativity, including a love of the finer things in life such as home-grown and home-canned fruits and vegetables; homemade fashion; family gatherings with music and card games; traveling between the pages of countless good books; play, crafts, and songs with children; nurturing lifelong friendships; and providing a listening, caring ear to others. She was a hardworking daughter and her father’s helper on the farm, a quiet, kind older cousin, a devoted niece, a true partner in marriage, and a mother and grandmother who was forever the teacher and a champion for children.

 

She was proud of her family and loved her grandchildren very much. Her quiet strength, quick humor, and faith  will be greatly missed. Marion is survived by her children, Joyce (Dean) Beck of Glenwood, MN; Lee (Darla) of Cheyenne WY, Reva (Terry Hoscheid) Potter of Belle Fourche, Diann (Don) Drew of Volga, SD; Bruce (Laura) of Garretson SD; 13 grandchildren, Gia and David (Alex) Beck; Logan and Ruth Potter; Spencer (Mackenzie), Nathan (Sentel), Kendal, and Conrad Schreier, and Nathan Hoscheid; Erin (Jon) Evenson and Rachel Drew; Eliza and Wyatt Potter; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Willard, her parents, Dave and Sylvia; and her sister, Clara Jane. 

 

 

Service of Celebration

11:00 A.M. – Monday – October 2, 2023

Belle Fourche Global Methodist Church

Belle Fourche, South Dakota

 

Officiant

Pastor Sheri Fadley

 

Music

Cong. Hymn – “How Great Thou Art”

Cong. Hymn – “His Eye is on the Sparrow”

Cong. Hymn – “God Be with You Til We Meet Again”

“Will the Circle Be Unbroken” – sung by the grandchildren

 

Casketbearers

Dean Beck                                    Martin Martschinske

Don Drew                                                      Brian Potter

Terry Hoscheid                                       Rolland Potter

 

Interment

1:00 P.M. Central – Tuesday – October 3, 2023

Oakland Cemetery

Seneca, South Dakota

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Marion's Visitation

Sunday, October 1, 2023

4:00 - 5:30 pm (Mountain time)

Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills

715 National Street, Belle Fourche, SD 57717

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Prayer Service

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Starts at 5:30 pm (Mountain time)

Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills

715 National Street, Belle Fourche, SD 57717

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Marion's Funeral Service

Monday, October 2, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Belle Fourche Global Methodist Church

1804 7th Ave, Belle Fourche, SD 57717

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