April 15, 2014


Marty Pottebaum, 61, of Carroll, and formerly of Lidderdale, died Sunday afternoon, April 13, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll. The celebrant will be Father Timothy Schott. Music will be by Marcy Anderson and the St. Lawrence choir. Lector will be Jim Pottebaum. Gift bearers will be Marty's grandchildren Sydnie, Ethan, Ella and Joey Pottebaum. Eucharistic ministers will be Elaine Pottebaum, Lou Pottebaum and Vernon Drees. Casket bearers will be Rick Pottebaum, John Pottebaum, Keith Pottebaum, Dean Riesberg, Don Halbur and Chad Heuton. Burial will be at Holy Family Cemetery near Lidderdale.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. Tuesday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll, where there will be a Christian wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume at the church after 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Funeral arrangements are under direction of Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for Marty's family at www.sharpfuneral.com.

Born June 25, 1952, at Carroll, Iowa, Martin John was the son of Vernon and Eleanora (Golwitzer) Pottebaum. Martin attended IBSSS in Vinton and Briar Cliff in Sioux City. He then worked for Bournes and Crouse Cartage in Ames. On June 9, 1973, he married Bonnie Rotert at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lidderdale. He worked for General Electric in Carroll for 25 years, Sitel and Market Link. He enjoyed playing cards, watching sports, especially the Chicago Cubs and Iowa Hawkeyes, spending time with his family, and taking great pride in his grandchildren.

Marty is survived by his wife Bonnie Pottebaum of Carroll; his sons: Matthew (Kristi) Pottebaum, of Carroll, and Nick Pottebaum of Omaha; his grandchildren: Sydnie and Ethan Pottebaum of Carroll, and Ella and Joseph Pottebaum of Omaha; his sister Lois (Lonnie) Heuton of Glidden; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Marlene (Leon) Riesberg of Florence, Ariz., Elaine Pottebaum of Carroll, Rayoma Rotert of Carroll, Vernon (Shirley) Rotert of Marion, and Yvonne (T.W.) Wright of Carroll; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other extended relatives.

Marty was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Eleanora Pottebaum, and his sister JoAnn Pottebaum.