In Memory of Kevin Potter

Kevin R. Potter, age 70 of West Lakeland Township, Minnesota died unexpectedly February 21st 2021 at the Christian Community Home in Hudson. Kevin was born on December 19, 1950 in St. Paul; the son of C. Stanley and Norma Potter. He was raised in West Lakeland prior to graduating from Stillwater High School. A bachelor his entire life, he was able to move about as his leisure. He worked many years in New Mexico in construction before returning to the homestead to help care for his ailing mother. Although he was a private person, he always looked forward to lunch and friendly conversations at Key’s Café in Hudson. The crew at Key’s Cafe was his second family. He truly enjoyed the outdoor weather, the song birds at the feeders and views of the lofty eagles over the St. Croix River. He also held a close place in his heart for his animals, especially his dog Buddy.

Kevin is survived by his sister Pat (Ron) Potter-Efron of Eleva and their family Cindy (Mark) Keith, Jennifer (Jeff) Berger, Joshua (Patty) Potter-Efron; nieces and nephews David, Christopher, Elizabeth, and Tatiany. He is preceded in death by his parents. 

A funeral service will be livestreamed on 1pm, Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Click here to watch a recording. Burial will be in the Willow River Cemetery with his parents. Memorials will be given to the Lewy Body Dementia Association which is significant to the family and can be sent to the funeral home at 520 So. 11th Street, Hudson, WI 54016.

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    • I’m Kevin’s somewhat younger cousin. That is relevant because as a kid, I sometimes got Kevin’s hand-me-downs. I remember striped t shirts, some baseball (or was it cowboy?) pjs and, best of all, a well worn kid-sized baseball glove (his mother knew I was a Twins fan). There were also those long ago summer Sunday afternoons on the river and Thanksgiving and Christmas family gatherings in that house high above the river. In more recent years, we had cousin mini-reunions with Pat and Ron and my sister and brother-in-law, and sometimes other family members, at–where else–Keys Cafe. I enjoyed our visits and am glad we were able to reconnect.

    • Everyone on “Croix Ridge” will be missing Kevin’s drive by. Over the years he would have a couple of dogs in his car and would just be taking them for a car ride! Lately it has been Kevin, looking forward to his lunch at Keys Cafe. Kevin always had something to say… many conversations about eagles, the river or trees. He would kid our twin girls and always call them George and Henry. Kevin would ask “wheres the other one?” referring to our youngest son Charlie. The girls would tell Kevin theres only one Charlie, but Kevin would insist they were hiding another one. Kevin was an animal lover and would stop at our horse fence and talk to the horses. Often he would have a big red apple for each of them. We will greatly miss our dear neighbor. RIP Kevin. Prayers to the family. Jim, Patti, Jackie, Robbie and Charlie Ellingson

    • Kevin you were always kind to me and always struck up a good conversation with me when our paths would cross. I appreciated your friendship. May you Rest In Peace.

    • I am already missing my wonderful neighbor, stopping by to chat when he left for the day. He was always sweet and he had a witty sense of humor. He loved living on the river. Rest in piece, Dear Friend.

    • We will miss Kevin slowly driving by our house on his way to Keys for lunch,he would always roll down the window and offer a friendly greeting if he saw us outside. Rest in Peace , our good neighbor and friend…
      Warren and Gretchen Monheim”

    • So sorry to read this about Kevin. We were grade school friends and I haven’t seen him since 1963. I remember his mother and father and being afraid of the bees in the hives that were kept.