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Alex M. Pottebaum

November 9, 1991 — December 29, 2019

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALEX M. POTTEBAUM

BORN
November 9, 1991 ~ Orange City, Iowa
PASSED AWAY
December 29, 2019 ~ Orange City, Iowa

FUNERAL SERVICE
10:30 A.M. Thursday, January 2, 2020
St. Mary’s Catholic Church; Alton, Iowa

CONCELEBRATING CLERGY
Father Daniel Greving
Deacon Dan Goebel

ORGANIST
Rosalie Falkena

Visitation
with family present will be
from 4 - 7 P.M. on January 1, 2020
with a scripture wake service at 5 P.M.
at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton
.
CASKET BEARERS
Chris Jungers Ethan Evink
Brennan Jungers Brady Bosma
Jordan Plathe Jared Meis

FINAL RESTING PLACE
St. Mary’s Cemetery ~ Alton, Iowa

After today’s service, relatives and friends are invited
to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements are under the care of the
Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Paullina, Iowa.
Alex Michael Pottebaum was born on November 9, 1991, in Orange City, Iowa the son of Michael and Sheila (Peterson) Pottebaum. He was raised on an acreage near Granville, along with 2 sisters. Alex loved racing go-carts and then later figure 8 at Primghar, Iowa. He attended MOC-Floyd Valley High School in Orange City, graduating in 2010. He received his Diesel Technology degree from Northwest Iowa Community College in 2012.
Alex worked with his father on the acreage. Alex purchased his own acreage and began doing his own custom feeding of hogs.
He was a member of the Granville Improvement Club. Alex was a caring and compassionate member of the community and willing to help anyone in need. His creativity and hardworking nature led him to be a cherished friend by many. He was loved by all who knew him. He enjoyed boating, going to country music concerts and spending time with his close friends and girlfriend, Shelby.
Left to cherish his memory include his parents, Mike and Sheila Pottebaum of Granville; sisters, Megan Pottebaum of Des Moines, Iowa and Dana Pottebaum of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; love of his life, Shelby Martin of Remsen, Iowa; grandmother, Doris Pottebaum of Alton; grandfather, Wilmer Peterson of Lake Madison, South Dakota and several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
Alex was preceded in death by his grandmother, Jeanette Peterson and grandfather, Howard Pottebaum.

Alex gave the gift of hope through the Iowa Donor Network.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Alex M. Pottebaum, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church Alton

609 E. 10th St. , Alton, IA 51003

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Service

Thursday, January 2, 2020

10:30 - 11:15 am (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church Alton

609 E. 10th St. , Alton, IA 51003

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