Robert “Bob” Potts, age 61, of the Cambridge area died April 10, 2016 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, APRIL 22nd at New Hope Community Church in Cambridge with Pastor Bill Berg officiating. A time for visiting will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Military Honors will be provided by the Cambridge American Legion. Navy Chiefs and the Patriot Guard will also participate. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers.
Robert Harold Potts was born December 20, 1954 in Poitier, France to Robert and Barb. His father was in the military and they lived in several countries during his service. He attended school in Lodi, OH.
Bob went on to serve his country in the US Navy for 20 years retiring in 1992 at the rank of Senior Chief. He completed several interesting tours of duty including the Pentagon (1973-1975, 1979-1984) and aboard the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) during the Gulf War (1990-1992). After retirement he moved to Isanti, MN; in 1999 he started working for the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office as a Correctional Officer and worked there until his passing. He was awarded a lifesaving certificate for saving the life of an inmate in 2013. Bob was also a volunteer member of the Isanti Fire Department.
Bob was full of life and always had a joke to tell, he truly enjoyed nothing more than making people laugh. He also really enjoyed grilling, birdwatching, working on his dream house, participating in the where’s George tracking of dollar bills, and spending time with his Jack Russel Terrier puppies Penny, Daisy & Ozzie.
Bob died April 10, 2016 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital due to complications from Influenza at the age of 61 years, 3 months and 21 days. He was preceded in death by his biological father, Robert, mother, Barb, and brother, Jeff.
Bob will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Dawn, best friend and soul mate; three children, Robert Potts Jr., Eleanor (Mike) Kelley, and Rachael Potts; three step-sons, Mitchell (Jessica) Mosio, Alan Mosio, and Phillip (Colette) Mosio; father, Joe (Fran) Potts; five brothers, Brian, Jon (Dale), Mike (Jody), Jim (Libby), and Jeri (Barb); nine grandchildren, Tony, Brett, Connor, Zander, Joseph, Wyatt, Hosanna, Elliana, and Arayah; and by many other relatives and friends.