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Marvin Potratz

October 31, 1926 — December 21, 2022

Heaven has opened its gates and welcomed another angel. On December 21, 2022, Marvin Carl Potratz (96) of VanDyne, Wisconsin passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family.


Marvin was born on October 31, 1926, in Van Dyne, son of Richard and Helen (Radditz) Potratz. Marvin was born on the family farm and worked the land his entire life. He was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Nekimi where he served on the church council and cemetery board. Marvin was also a member of the Nekimi Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed working in his shop, reading, Gator rides with his dog Paula and playing cards every Saturday at his Nephew’s bar Cooligans. Marvin loved his family and spending time with them. His generosity, sense of humor and constant thirst for knowledge will be greatly missed. 


 He is survived by his wife Erma (Laabs) Potratz of 72 years and his sister Alice (Carl) Berger of Milwaukee. Marvin was very proud of his family and his legacy will continue on with his 7 children Steven (Angie) Potratz, Janice (Ted) Martin, Paul (Mary) Potratz, Ralph (Ericka) Potratz, Gayle (Jolie Ebert), Jeanne (Todd Ross) Potratz, 16 Grandchildren Chris (Kathy) Potratz, Erin Potratz, Karla Nephew, Alana Potratz, Melissa (Mike Motes) Potratz, Ross (Kate) Martin, Kate (Jon) Hinrichs, Heidi (Andy) Lenth, Kevin (Kelsey) Potratz, Marie (Dan) Pedersen, Stacy (Nate Schuelke) Potratz, William (Gabby) Potratz, Marlee Potratz, Lauren (Nick Hearn) Potratz, Lea Potratz and Nathan Potratz, 17 Great Grandchildren and one Great, Great Granddaughter. 


 Marvin was proceeded in death by his 6 brothers and 3 sisters and his son Bruce Potratz.


Thank you to Aurora Hospice for the great care that Marvin received and to his granddaughters, Heidi Lenth, Kate Martin, Marie Pedersen and Kelsey Potratz for taking care of him during his darkest hours.


Visitation will be Wednesday, December 28th from 4-7 at Konrad-Behlman Funeral Home at 100 Lake Pointe Drive, Oshkosh. Service will be at St. John’s Lutheran Church Nekimi, 491 Old Oregon Road, Oshkosh on December 29th at 11 am. A visitation will also be held from 10-11am before the service.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church.

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Visitation

Thursday, December 29, 2022

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Thursday, December 29, 2022

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St. John's Cemetery

Old Oregon Road, WI 54902

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