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Carl B. Potaracke
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  • Holy Family School
    1265 East 9th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50316

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Carol, Craig and Cindy: I was a 20 year old single mother when I moved to Ankeny. I did not know anyone....I was blessed to find Carol and Carl to take care of Josh. A lasting friendship through the years. I really don’t know what I would have done without you both. RIP Carl. Carol, Craig and Cindy and families...hold onto your many wonderful memories. Until you meet again.❤


Posted by: Rhonda Walker Prine - Friend   Nov 29, 2020

I have not seen Carl For many years but remember him very fondly. He will be in my prayers and you and your family please except my condolences.


Posted by: Donna Kadlec    Nov 29, 2020

Please know that Carl was a Very Special Uncle and my Godfather! He will be GREATLY MISSED by so many of his family and friends! Sending you all our Love and Prayers during this difficult time


Posted by: Peggy (Kramer) Kimani    Nov 29, 2020

Carol, Cindy, and Craig: Carl was one of the nicest individuals we've known. He was such a kind and generous man. He always had a smile on his face when I would come to pick-up Jason. We send our prayers to you all!
Dan and Mary Cochran


Posted by: Mary Cochran - Ankeny, IA - Friend   Nov 29, 2020

Even though I was 12 years younger than Carl, he was always a good guy. Rest in peace cousin.


Posted by: Daniel Potaracke    Nov 29, 2020

Carole and Family - I have such fond memories of working with Carl at Integra Service Corporation. He was hardworking, friendly and a wonderful human being. He was a much needed presence at Integra and skilled at fixing things! I also appreciated the gifts of yours and Carl's handmade holiday gifts each year - I always looked forward to them. I will also remember how my dad could never pronounce his last name right - I did my best to

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Posted by: Deanna Cox Ingebretsen - Des Moines, IA - Friend   Nov 29, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Carl. Carl had always treated me very well while growing up as his nephew. One true memory I have are the times he would travel from the farm to pick me up and travel to take beef cattle to the butcher and would explain how the process works. He would also take time out on the farm work to show me how to do certain work on the farm. These are memories I will never forget along with several others throughout the years. Carl will truly be missed.


Posted by: Gary Moore - La Crosse, WI   Nov 29, 2020

So sorry Carole and family.

Angie, Carol and Carl Pickett


Posted by: Carol Pickett - Friend   Nov 29, 2020

My sympathies to the family! Rest in peace cousin Carl.


Posted by: Daniel Potaracke    Nov 28, 2020

So sorry to hear about Carl's death. We just saw him at Mass last weekend and it doesn't seem possible. We will remember him and your family in our prayers. He was a great lector at OLIH. His obituary was beautifully written. He sounds like a wonderful man! God bless you and comfort you during this time. Peace and Prayers!


Posted by: Jackie and Joe Carey (OLIH musicians) - Ankeny, IA - Acquaintance   Nov 28, 2020