Virginia ‘Ginni” Potter, 79


Virginia “Ginni” Potter, 70, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020 at her home in West Branch.

Visitation was held Saturday, Sept. 5, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Branch with funeral services to begin immediately following. Burial was held at the West Branch Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Iowa City Hospice. The family encouraged all attending to dress casual, practice social distancing and to use of a face mask.

Ginni was born June 7, 1950 in Iowa City, the daughter of Robert and Beverly (Irey) Berger.

She graduated from West Liberty High School in 1968 and The American Institute of Commerce (AIC) business college in Davenport in 1970.

On Sept. 15, 2007 she was united in marriage to Jeff Potter at their home in North Liberty. She retired from Oral B in 2011 after being employed for over 40 years as an Admin Specialist.

Ginni enjoyed spending time with her family and attending everything they were involved in. She never missed an event that her niece, Jaime and nephew, Ryan, participated in throughout their childhood. Her dedication to attending sporting, dance and school events, with Jeff always at her side, continued on for her great-niece, Emma, and her step-grandchildren, “Mikey” and Katrina.

She also enjoyed watching the Iowa Hawkeye Football and Basketball games. In her down-time, Ginni enjoyed watching President Trump “Make America Great Again”, Wheel of Fortune, reading and sudoku puzzles.

Ginni also loved the Christmas season and she had a collection of more than 450 Santa Claus’s that she decorated her home with each holiday season.

She is survived by her husband Jeff Potter of North Liberty,as well as a sister, Teresa (Terry) Ruess of West Liberty. Also surviving are a niece, Jaime (Tim) Parizek of West Liberty; a nephew, Ryan (Gaby) Ruess of San Antonio, Texas; a great niece, Emma Parizek. and great nephew, Riley Parizek; as well as a mother-in-law, Ruth Potter of West Branch.

Also surviving are step-children Kyle (Melanie) Potter of Tiffin and Natalie Potter and her fiancé, Joel Dejardin of Cedar Rapids; step-grandchildren Michael Potter, Katrina Potter, Brianna Becicka and Brandon Becicka and one step great-grandson. Kasen Bicicka.

She was preceded in death by her parents.