Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Abigail M. Potter
Service: July 25, 2013
Abigail M. Potter
Abigail M. Potter, age 74, of Watertown, passed away on Sunday evening July 21, 2013 with her family and close friends at her side.
Abigail Martha Axmann was born on June 21, 1939 in Portage. Abby was the daughter of Gerhardt and Catherine (Irvine) Axmann. As a young girl Abby developed the love of travel when she and her parents spent a year in Swansea, South Whales when her father was chosen as a Fulbright Scholar for the Foreign Teacher Exchange Program. This was the same year Queen Elizabeth II was crowned the Queen of England, developing Abby’s deep interest in the Royal Family. She graduated from Manitowoc High School in 1957 and attended Lindenwood College in St. Charles, MO. On December 21, 1963 she married William Potter at the First United Church of Christ in Watertown. Together they raised four children. Abby did everything to support her children and all their interests including, theater, music and athletics. Abby owned and operated Watertown Travel, Inc. for over 27 years, during which time she organized many trips to Europe. Abigail was the first female member of the local Rotary Club which was followed by becoming the first female President of the same Rotary Club.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday evening July 24, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown with Rev. Dr. Rick Brewer officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorials may be directed to the charity of one’s choice. The Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Abby is survived by her husband, Bill, of Watertown; four children, Jon (Angela) Potter of Westminster, MD; Andrew Potter of Baraboo; Mary Hassler of Watertown and Elizabeth “Poppy” Potter of St. Paul, MN; five grandchildren, Dominic Potter, Zachery Potter, Molly Hassler, Alex Potter and Grace Potter; a great granddaughter, Paisley Potter, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Abigail was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Douglas, in infancy.
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