Vernette Potter


Vernette Potter, 91, of Duluth, MN died Saturday, April 4, 2020 in Viewcrest Nursing Home.

She was born March 13, 1929 in Duluth, MN to Nick & Frances (Bartylla) Karlinski. She married James W. of Proctor, MN on April 7, 1951. She graduated from Morgan Park High School in 1947. Right after graduating, she started working as a teller at the Park State Bank in Morgan Park and worked full and part time there for 36 years. She also worked at the Super 8 Motel in Duluth for several years and did volunteer work at the Memorial Blood Center. She was a member of St. Margaret Mary’s Catholic Church in Morgan Park. Vernette’s interests were dancing, making crafts, ceramics, playing bingo & cards at the Morgan Park Senior Center, watching the MN Twins baseball, the MN Vikings football, the Duluth Huskies baseball games and spending time with her grandchildren.

Vernette is survived by her children and grandchildren, whom she loved dearly. One daughter, Eileen Christie of Cloquet and her husband, Jon Killian; three sons, David (Roxanna) of Duluth, Ronald (Jennifer) of Maple Grove and Christopher (Stephanie) of Two Harbors; her grandchildren , Joshua and Cory Potter, Jillian Dahl, Braden Potter, Sara Potter, Shawn Christie of Plymouth and Shanda Kivihalme of Savage; two step-grandchildren, Ryan and Antonio Wrazidlo; ten great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, Lois Provost of Proctor, brother-in-law, Richard of San Diego, CA, several nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband of 46 years, James, in Feb. 1997 and sister Vernice Brophy.

A private family service will be held at Oneota Cemetery.

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