Potts, Thomas John, Huntley, IL, Formerly of Saginaw, Michigan


Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. Thomas J. Potts was born on November 17, 1943 to Douglas and Gertrude Potts in Saginaw, Michigan. He graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1961 and from Ferris State University in 1967. He married Peggy Matthews on August 5, 1967. Thomas had a long career as a claims adjuster at State Farm and was an active member of the Saginaw Valley Adjusters Association. He had a generous spirit and strong sense of humor, and loved to play golf, spend time with his family, visit Las Vegas, and enjoy University of Michigan sports. He is survived by Peggy, his wife of 45 years; daughter Laura Portnoi and son-in-law Howard (Long Beach, CA) and daughter Christine Scheidhauer and son-in-law Bradley Scheidhauer (Arlington Heights, IL); two grandchildren, Eleanor and Jane Scheidhauer, whom he adored; sister Suzanne Potts (Grand Rapids, MI); brother David Potts and sister-in-law Sandra Potts (Saginaw, MI); brother Stephen Potts and sister-in-law Barbara Potts (Indianapolis, IN); sister-in-law Linda Weber (Augusta, GA); nephew Timothy Potts and nieces Stephanie Potts and Alicia Cully. A celebration of Life Tom’s life will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State). A gathering with the family will take place from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society and/or, in honor of his late nephew, Jeffery Potts, to the Juvenile Diabetes Association. Please share your thoughts and memories with Tom’s family at the funeral home or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.