SENECA — Rolland Bruce Potter, 77, of Seneca, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at his home.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the United Church of Faulkton with the Rev. Bill Hoffman officiating. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery, Seneca, with military honors. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday with a 7 p.m. prayer service, all at the church.
Rolland Bruce was born on Sept. 24, 1936, to Rolland O. and Hazel (Miller) Potter in Seneca. He graduated from high school in Faulkton in 1954. He then studied welding and mechanics in Fargo, N.D. and later worked for Wilhelm Construction, the Berry Ranch north of the Potter Farm before volunteering in 1957 for the Army. After returning home, he helped his father on the farm, worked construction and did dragline work.
He married Janice Binger on Valentine’s Day, 1960. He became the Standard Oil distributor at Seneca.
He enjoyed his cattle, Seneca Coffee Crew, polka music and visiting. He was a member of the Seneca Methodist Church and the IOOF lodge.
He is survived by his children, Rolland (Carol) Potter of Seneca, Connie Woodring of Brookings, and Brian (Shiela) Potter of Faulkton; 12 grandchildren; one brother, Willard (Marion) Potter of Belle Fourche; one sister-in-law, Bev Stoner of Albuquerque, N.M.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Janice, in November 1993; one sister, Adella (Alford) Martschinske; and one brother-in-law, Tim (Shirley) Binger.
Luce Funeral Home of Faulkton is in charge of arrangements.
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