Funeral Services: Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Bridgewater with burial in the Witt Cemetery, rural Bridgewater.
Family Visitation: Tuesday, March 15, 2011, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Fontanelle.
Open Visitation: Tuesday, March 15, 2011, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Fontanelle.
Memorials: To the Bridgewater Fire Department or the Bridgewater United Methodist Church.
Jacob "Jake" Pote youngest son of Paul and Edna (Belding) Pote was born on the family farm north east of Bridgewater on Sunday, August 11, 1929. He passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2011, at the age of 81 years surrounded by his family at his home.
Jake attended country school at the Pote School, Richland, and graduated from Bridgewater High School with the class of 1947. Jake spent his entire life farming, the last 45 years at their home place south east of Bridgewater. Also a special thank you to Brian and Pam Christensen for all their wonderful help the last few years.
In July 1951, he was married to Beverly Wyllie, this union was blessed with three daughters, Penny and twins, Paula and Patty. He enjoyed collecting old tools and outdoor activities with grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Milburn and wife Lorraine; and great granddaughter, Odessa Livingston.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Beverly Pote of Bridgewater; three daughters, Penny Cooper and husband Ralph of Adair, Paula Livingston and husband Rob of Fontanelle and Patty Jacobson of Fontanelle; seven grandchildren, Travis Cooper, Kelly Cooper, Warren Livingston, Owen Livingston, Kris Riley, Andy Jacobson, and Eric Jacobson; twelve great grandchildren, Jacob, Colton and Dillan Cooper, Logan and Zoe Cooper, Genevieve and Adelaide Livingston, Drew and Macy Jacobson, Ben Jacobson and Nate and Jackson Riley; four step great grandchildren, Ashley Fields, Jenny Jerica and Geoff Avey; other relatives, friends and coffee drinkers.