Betty Jean (Dean) Potokar

October 30, 1919 ~ December 28, 2021 (age 102)


Betty Jean Potokar, age 102, of Union Grove, formally Waterford,  passed away December 27th, 2021 at Aurora Medical Center Burlington.

Betty was born on October 30th, 1919 in Northport, Wisconsin.  She was the daughter of Clifford James and Estella (nee: Tyler) Dean.  She graduated from the New London High School class of ‘37.  She then moved to Waterford, WI in 1939.  Betty married the love of her life the late Joseph John Potokar on June 8th, 1946.  They raised a beautiful family together until his passing in February 1972. She was the Village Treasurer of Waterford until she retired in 1986.  Betty then went on to work for Foat Builders from 1987 until 2014.  Betty was a hard-working woman; who continued volunteering at CUMC after her final retirement.

Betty is survived by her daughter Nancy (Tom) Reich and her grandchildren Ryan (Kristina) Reich, Nathan (Brenda) Reich, Heather (Kevin) Wilber.  She is further survived by six great-grandchildren Hunter, Bailey, Tommy, Henrik Reich, and Andrew and Sophia Willett.  Betty will be dearly missed by many nieces and nephews, friends and her community. 

Betty is preceded in death by her husband Joseph, her son Joseph Dean, and her brothers and sisters.  

A celebration of Betty’s life will be held on January 7th, 2022 at Integrity Celebrations Center, (2789 Browns Lake Dr. Burlington, WI 53105). An open house gathering will be held from 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM, followed by a memorial service.  Betty will be laid to rest at Oakwood Cemetery, (4826 WI-83, Waterford, WI 53185), following the service.

Donations may be made to Community United Methodist Church of Waterford or to a charity of your choosing in honor of Betty.

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Memorial Gathering
January 7, 2022

10:30 AM
Integrity Celebration Center (Burlington)

Memorial Service
January 7, 2022

11:45 AM
Integrity Celebration Center (Burlington)

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