The Obit For Dick Pottkotter

Richard "Dick" Pottkotter

Published in The Times from November 21 to November 22, 2010

Richard "Dick" Pottkotter, age 80, of Munster passed away Thursday, November 18, 2010.

He is survived by one sister, Ruthella Kramer; one niece, Cheryl Kramer; one nephew, Daniel Kramer and devoted friend, Shawn Lazarian.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Leo and Estella Pottkotter.

Visitation will take place on Monday, November 22, 2010 at Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet Ave., Munster, IN from 3:00-7:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 11:00 AM directly at St. Maria Goretti Church, 500 Northgate Dr., Dyer, IN with Fr. Charles Niblick officiating.

Friends may gather at the church from 10:30 AM until the time of service. Entombment will take place Wednesday at Catholic Cemetery in Ft. Wayne, IN.

Dick was a minor league pitcher with the Chicago Cubs in the 1950's. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Dick was a chief chemical engineer at Stauffer Chemical in Chicago Heights, IL. He was a Purdue University graduate.