Barbara Potthoff, 79, of Spring Valley

Barbara C. Potthoff, 79, of Spring Valley, died Sept. 10, 2019, at Cottagewood in Rochester.

Barbara Cecelia Powers was born in St. Paul on June 24, 1940, to William and Genevive (Theissen) Powers. On June 6, 1966, she was united in marriage to Raymond Theodore Potthoff.

She taught in Spring Valley for 15 years and taught at Harmony area schools from 1984 to 1995 and Fillmore Central schools from 1995 to 2005. She was a very loving wife and mother, and was a person who cared for others in the community in a quiet manner, particularly children. She was a longtime member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Spring Valley.

She is survived by her husband, Ray Potthoff of Spring Valley; a son, Tony (Kari) Potthoff of Queens Creek, Ariz; a daughter-in-law, Deanne Adams of Farmington; five grandchildren, Ethan, Tensae, Leonard, Ivy and Quinn; and a brother, William (Candy) Powers of Oregon.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Ted; and a sister, Rita.

A funeral mass was held on Saturday, Sept. 14, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. Marreddy Pothireddy officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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