Wyatt Hunter Potter obituary (2000 – 2022) – Thomson, IL

Wyatt Hunter Potter, 21 in Hanover, died in a tragic accident on Saturday January 8, 2022. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday January 15, 2022 at the Evangelical Lutheran Faith Church in Elizabeth. Visitations will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 14, 2022 at Law Jones Funeral Home, Hanover, and one hour before the church service on Saturday. A memorial fund has been established.
Wyatt was born October 28, 2000, the son of Jeff and Brenda (Hatfield) Potter. He grew up on the hills overlooking Hanover, always enjoying the outdoors. He graduated from River Ridge High School in 2019 where he was a major in his class. He was currently attending UW-Platteville studying construction management. Wyatt has remained an honorary student throughout his college career and has taken great pride in these accomplishments. While in high school, Wyatt excelled in state recognition by the FFA under the guidance of instructor Ed Curry. He enjoyed playing football and running in high school, skiing, hunting, and hanging out with friends.
Wyatt had an incredible sense of humor that could make anyone smile or laugh. He was a hard worker in everything he did and had a passion for the family farm. Wyatt and his father traveled widely to find machines to work on together. He could repair any car, truck, bus, and any other vehicle. The construction work he did was neat and with great precision, which included many changes he made to his family home. Wyatt was a generous soul who would stop everything to go and help anyone in need. It wasn’t just about helping with machinery, farming, construction, or just being there for others. The genuine and honest perspective he brought to any room has always made an impression. He loved animals beyond measure and always made sure that the family dog, Athena, was included on many family trips and adventures. He would then return home with his beloved cat, Zorro. His friends and family were the center of his life. Although his life was short, Wyatt lived larger than life and made memories with many that will last forever.
He entered Heaven and was welcomed into the arms of his grandmother, Yerda Potter. He shares his heavenly home with many cousins, great-grandparents, family friends, mentors, friend Rhett Geisz, and many pets (Sampson and Zeus).
Wyatt will be sadly missed by his parents, Jeff and Brenda Potter of Hanover; her sister, Cassidy Potter and her significant other, Dylan Leeser; grandparents, Harold Clyde and Yerda (deceased) Potter of Hanover and Bill and Mae Ann Hatfield of Elizabeth; aunts and uncles, Darcy and Matt Wild (Sponsors), Deb and Paul Girot, Dennis and Rebecca Hatfield, and Brad and LeeSa Hatfield; great aunt and uncle, Peggy (Richard) Morse; honorary uncle and aunt, Rod (Suzette) Morse; and cousins, Carter Wild, Kaley Morse, Mackenzie Morse, Nick Girot, Neil Girot, Valerie Girot, Victoria Girot, Tiffany Hatfield, Brianne (Cory) Arthofer, Justin (Emily) Hatfield, Kimberly Hatfield, Patrick Hatfield, Dillon Hatfield and Jennifer Hatfield ; and many other loved ones.

Posted by Law-Jones Funeral Home – Hanover on January 10, 2022.

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