Bruce E. Pottenger, 86

Bruce E. Pottenger, 86, North Manchester, passed away at 12:20 p.m. on July 8, 2017, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.

Bruce was born in Sidney on Dec. 11, 1930, to Glenn and Nellie (Speicher) Pottenger. He was a graduate of Chester High School, class of 1949.

On July 26, 1952, Bruce married Marilyn Wood. The two were married for nearly 65 years.

Mr. Pottenger was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the Army from 1951 to 1959. He was also a member of the Congregational Christian Church, North Manchester, Indiana and American Legion Post No.286, North Manchester. Bruce enjoyed golfing, fishing, and traveling.

Mr. Pottenger is survived by his wife Marilyn Pottenger, North Manchester; two sons Jerry (Jean) Pottenger, North Manchester, and Jeff (RoseMarie) Pottenger, South Whitley; one daughter Jane Lawson, Fort Wayne; one sister Julia (Michael) Hayes, Columbia City; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents Glenn and Nellie Pottenger.

Visitation is Tuesday, July 11, 2017, from 4-8 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. Services will begin on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at 11 a.m. with calling one hour prior, at McKee Mortuary.

Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester, Indiana. Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate.


Posted on 2017 Jul 11