Andrew Charles Potter, age 66, of Frazee, MN, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 24, 2016,
at Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, MN, under the care of Red River Valley Hospice, surrounded by his family.
A celebration of Andrew’s life will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Harvest Fellowship Church in Frazee. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Burial of Andrew’s remains will take place at 3 p.m., Thursday, April 28, 2016, at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery – Camp Ripley near Little Falls.
Andrew Charles was born July 23, 1949, to Andrew Nathan and Stella Margret (Phillips) Potter in Detroit Lakes, MN. Andrew grew up in Detroit Lakes, MN, where he attended Detroit Lakes Schools. Following his schooling, he enlisted in the United States Army where he served in the Vietnam War. Following his honorable discharge, he moved to Detroit Lakes. He spent 32 years of his working career at Arrow Electric Supply Co. in Detroit Lakes. He contracted Multiple Sclerosis in July of 1991, which led to early retirement.
In 1971, Andrew purchased a home in Frazee. He married Diane Allen on January 5, 1991, at their residence. Andrew raised 4 children: Tammy Jo, Donald Andrew, Step-son, Chad Michael Christianson and Linda Marie Potter.
Andrew loved fishing the area lakes, spending time at Tamarac and listening to music. Most of all, he enjoyed the time he spent with family and friends.
Andrew was a member of Harvest Fellowship Church.
Andrew is survived by his wife of 25 years, Diane Rose Potter of Frazee; 4 children: Tammy Jo Potter, Donald Andrew Potter, step-son, Chad Michael Christianson, and Linda Marie Potter; close family friend, Shawnie Wangler; beloved grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild.
Preceding Andrew in death were his parents.