Barbara C. Potthoff, age 79, of Spring Valley, died Sept. 10, 2019, at Cottagewood in Rochester.

Barbara Cecelia Powers was born in St. Paul on June 24, 1940, to William and Genevieve (Theisen) Powers. On June 6, 1966, she was united in marriage to Raymond Theodore Potthoff. Barb taught in Spring Valley for 15 years and taught at Harmony area schools from 1984 to 1995 and Fillmore Central schools from 1995 to 2005. She was a very loving wife and mother, and was a person who cared for others in the community in a quiet manner, particularly children. She was a long time member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Spring Valley.

Barb is survived by her husband, Ray Potthoff of Spring Valley; son, Tony (Kari) Potthoff of Queens Creek, Ariz.; daughter-in-law, Deanne Adams of Farmington; and five grandchildren, Ethan, Tensae, Leonard, Ivy and Quinn. She is also survived by one brother, William (Candy) Powers of Oregon. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Ted; and one sister, Rita.

Funeral Mass for Barb Potthoff will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Spring Valley with Father Marreddy Pothireddy officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church prior to the service.

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