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Ann Funk Potratz

June 3, 1918 — September 22, 2014

Ann Funk Potratz

Anna “Ann” Alma Lehman Funk-Potratz, 96, of American Falls, Idaho passed away, Monday, September 22, 2014 in her home.

Ann was born on June 3, 1918 in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada to Henry and Magdalena Schultz Lehman.  She was raised in Canada and received her education in a country school in Hatton, Saskatchewan.

On July 14, 1937, Ann married William “Bill” Emil Funk in American Falls, Idaho and spent her life as a devoted wife, dedicated to working both within the home and fields of the farm. From this union were born two sons; Vernon Leroy Funk, born August 28, 1938 and Lawrence Lloyd Funk, born September 10, 1939.

Ann’s husband Bill preceded her in death in July, 1977. She later married Donald G. Potratz on November 20th, 1980.  They enjoyed their life together, active in their church and the American Falls community. They also took pleasure in traveling throughout the United States and internationally.

Ann enjoyed music, laughter, gardening, making candles, homemaking, and was most famous for her cooking. She was so well known throughout the local area for her homemade cuisine, salesmen would often drop in around noon, knowing they were just in time to be invited to stay for dinner.

Ann was very committed to her church, teaching Sunday school, playing the piano and organ, singing in the Women’s Trio, and participating in Women’s Fellowship.  She was also involved in the American Falls community – singing with the 'AF Sharps', volunteering at Trinity Thrift Store, and delivering meals to people in their homes from the Power County Senior Citizen’s Center.

Ann was preceded in death by husbands William Funk and Donald Potratz; sons, Vernon Funk and Lawrence Funk; sisters Elsie Jaster and Alice Bayer; brother Elmer Lehman;  and grandson Cameron Funk.

Ann is survived by her daughters-in-law, Peggy Funk-Leisy and Rose Ann Funk; grandchildren Kimberly (Richard) Antoku, Lorrie (Chuck) Fout, Tanya Paxio, Melissa (Michael) Jessup, Kevin Funk, and Felicia Funk; 18 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren and their heirs, many beloved nieces and nephews, and countless other family and friends.

A viewing will be held Sunday, September 28th, 2014 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at Davis-Rose Mortuary in American Falls and Monday, September 29, 2014 from 9:00-10:00 am at the American Falls Community Church. The celebration of Ann’s life will take place during a memorial service at the American Falls Community Church on Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 10:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, Ann has expressed her desire for donations to be made to the Power County Senior Citizen’s Center or the Idaho Youth Ranch.  Condolences and memories may be shared at
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