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Dan Thomas Potter, age 69, of Howard City, passed away on November 26, 2020 at home under the care of his daughters and Hospice of Michigan.

The son of Victor David & Julia Ann (Bolding) Potter, he was born on March 31, 1951 in Lansing.

Dan was a 1970 graduate of Waverly High School in Lansing and lived his life helping others as a jack of all trades.  Dan was a proud Vietnam Veteran and was a peace loving and proud hippy who enjoyed gardening, music, bird watching and his family.

He was preceded in death by his wife Charlotte Ellen Potter.  Surviving are his five children, Laurie (David) Mesch, Dano Potter, Melissa (Kenneth) Buwa, Heather Potter and Zachary Potter; ten grandchildren, Dylan Mesch, Amanda Whittington, James Mesch, Seth Potter, Caleb Potter, Desiree Potter, David Hess, Kaitlyn Klein, Thomas Potter and Jacob Potter; and many other family members and friends.

Honoring Dan’s wishes, no formal services will be held and the family will have a scattering ceremony at a later date.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Dan’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638.



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  1. Jenny Dewey on November 30, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    Such an awesome man. U will b very missed, our “Neighbor Dan”….love u buddy💜✌

  2. SANDRA DIANE CURLEY on November 30, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    Our time was short due to our parents bad judgement of not telling us about each other. I will never forget you! Thanks to your daughter Laurie for uniting us. I will not forget your gift of your baby bracelet that connected us together. I won’t forget you saying to me that you love me and then saying I really do making sure I didn’t think you were just saying love you that you really meant it. I will never forget your last day when I got there I whispered in your ear its your sister Sandy and you said quickly to me sit me up. I knew you knew I was there but you were weak. Thank God I was able to meet you! I will hold you in my heart forever! Love your sister Sandra

  3. Becky Ortiz on November 30, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    Heather prayers for you and Jacob & your family.
    You have had a heard week. Your Dad loved you and appreciate you putting your life on hold to take care of him to his last breath. Remember to take care of yourself . I love you and here for you. LOVE YOU 😘❤❤🙏

  4. Eileen C and Blake H on November 30, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    Heather, I am so sorry for your and your family’s loss. He will forever be missed and never forgotten. I thank him for his service and will forever be grateful for his sacrifices. May Dan RIP and be your Guardian Angel. Praying for God’s Peace Love and Comfort

  5. Rhonda Vredeveld on December 3, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    Heather I’m so sorry for the loss of your dad. I only met him once, maybe twice (I have a bad memory) but your dad was very kind and friendly. I know it was very difficult to care for him until his time on earth came to an end, but I’m sure he appreciated it even if he didn’t tell you. I love you

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