Obituary: Lynn Byron Potter

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September 2, 1938 – January 20, 2021

information provided by Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home

Lynn Byron PotterLynn Byron Potter, age 82 of Lansing, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Lynn is the loving father of Karen (Gavin) Jadwin, Carl Potter, Robert (Michelle) Potter, and Samantha Farmer. Cherished grandfather of Jacob, Jane, Mary, Zariah, Alejandro, Syliss, and Gianna. Also survived are Samantha’s brother Joshua Lascola, brother Robert (Barbara) Potter, loving uncle to many nieces and nephews and former wife Carole (Travis) Iversen. Lynn was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Florance (nee Garrett) Potter, and sisters Rachel (late Ed), Florance (Bob), and Shirley Farmer.

Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, January 28, 2021, at the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, Illinois from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a short memorial service beginning at 6:00 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are asking visitors to please wear a mask while in the building and please follow the six feet social distancing protocol.

Lynn was a very compassionate, loving, humble, and caring man. He was truly dedicated to his work and family. Lynn worked at Sears Roebuck and Company for over 40 years. After retirement he worked numerous jobs to stay busy. He truly loved working and being around people. He always gave a helping hand. His humor was second to none and he always enjoyed a good time. His word was his bond, he was dependable and family and friends could always count on him. In later years, Lynn was a crossing guard in Lansing for many years. He enjoyed the children and always gave them good advice and protected them when crossing the street. The most important thing in Lynn’s life was his children and grandchildren. After a long day at work, no matter how tired he was he always had time to play many innings of wiffle ball in the back yard. Many memories were made and he cherished every one of them. Lynn was loved by many and he will be truly missed.


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