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Stanley E. Potter

September 13, 1927 - October 24, 2018

Stanley E. Potter Stanley E. Potter
    October 28, 2018 | 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. Sunday
  • Yurs Funeral Home 1771 W. State Street (Rte 38) Geneva
  • October 29, 2018 | 10:00 A.M. Monday
  • St. John Neumann Catholic Church 2900 E. Main Street St. Charles
  • Burial Location
    Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Elwood, Il.


Stanley Eugene Potter, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, coach, and friend died Wednesday October 24, 2018 at the age of 91 at St. Charles Brighton Gardens. Stan knew no strangers and his deep faith allowed him to lead his life as an example of unconditional love. He shared his love of life and positive attitude with his family and friends on a daily basis. The love he shared with his family was legendary, and his fun, caring, and thoughtful nature and positive influence into so many lives will be carried on by those who knew and loved him.

He was born September 13, 1927 in Ottawa IL to the late Herbert and Louisa Potter.

Stan, a die-hard Cub fan, loyal Notre Dame fan, and Navy veteran, had a 30-year career with the Illinois Department of Corrections. Upon retirement Stan and his wife, Pat, enjoyed traveling to visit their children and grandchildren on a regular basis and hosted many summer vacations.

Stan was a member of St. Patrick Church, downtown St. Charles, where he coached basketball for many years with great success. He taught his players much more than basketball. He taught them how to be respectful young men. He became a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church and the Silver Foxes.

Stan is survived by his loving wife; Patricia, his children; Pam Manson of Plano, IL, Peggy deWerff of Glen Ellyn, IL, Theresa (Dan) Boynton of Decatur, IL, Colleen (Mike) Liesman of Bloomington, IL, and David (Kelly) Potter of Sycamore IL. Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

Visitation for Stan will be held Sunday, October 28th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Yurs Funeral Home; 1771 W. State Street (Rt. 38) Geneva, IL. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m.  Monday, October 29th at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2900 E. Main Street, St. Charles, IL. Burial will at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Attn: Memorial/Tribute Processing Center, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674


CherylFredricksen from Sugar Grove, IL

"Loved Stan..great guy."

Karen Davis and Dolores Potter from Dallas, TX

"Thinking of all of you in this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Uncle Stan will be missed."

Joe and Gay from Champaign, IL

"Our prayers during this time. Not knowing your dad it is evident that he led faith -filled and fulfilled life. He has left a great legacy in his children and grandchildren."

Jeff Lockenvitz from Normal, IL

"Stan was one of a kind who displayed his love for family and friends everywhere he went. He will be greatly missed but his spirit will live on in all who were lucky enough to know him. Our thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathies are with the family."

Tim Hughes from St Charles, IL

"Dear Potter Family,I’m sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Mr. Potter being my basketball coach in 5th grade. Some 47 years later, I would agree with the statement in the obituary of “He taught his players much more than basketball. He taught them how to be respectful young men.”My classmate Colleen – yes I remember that we used to live on the same street!Sincerely, Tim Hughes"

Bob Kinsella from Peoria ,, AK

"Our sincere sympathy in your loss. May you find comfort on a lifetime of wonderful memories of a life well lived. Love, Bob and JoAnn"

Mike and Kathy Foulkes from St. Charles, IL

"We are so very sorry for your loss. We were very fond of Stan. He was a wonderful person and a great coach at St. Pats. Our deepest sympathy to your family. Sincerely, Mike and Kathy"

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