Roland G. Pottorf 1922 - 2009 Topeka
A memorial service for Roland G. “R.G.” Pottorf, 87, Topeka, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Barnett-Chapel Oaks’ Meriden Chapel. Masonic service rites will be conducted by Oskaloosa Lodge No. 14. Cremation is planned, and inurnment will be private.
Mr. Pottorf died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, at Midland Hospice House.
He was born Jan. 29, 1922, in rural Oskaloosa, the son of George W. and Ethel R. Edwards Pottorf. He had lived in Topeka since 1949.
Mr. Pottorf was a 1940 graduate of Oskaloosa High School and attended Arizona State University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, serving as a bombardier flight officer from 1941 to 1944.
He was a welder and maintenance man for 38 years at Goodyear Tire Co. in Topeka, retiring in 1984.
Mr. Pottorf was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 62 and Masonic Lodge No. 4 A.F.&A.M. in Oskaloosa, and was a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies and Arab Shrine in Topeka.
He married Hazel Noreen Brinlee on July 29, 1946, in Wichita. She died June 25, 2000.
Survivors include three sons, Micheal, Sumpter, S.C., Rex, Silver Lake, and Mark, Elmont; a brother, Merle “Mike,” Bonita Springs, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
The family suggests memorials to Midland Hospice Care, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 331, Meriden, KS 66512.