Michael Pote of Perry

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Michael Pote, 66, of Perry passed away Friday, July 5, 2019, at the Rowley Masonic Community in Perry, Iowa.

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, July 12 at 1 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home and Cremation Care in Perry. Visitation will be Thursday, July 11 from 1-8 p.m., with family present from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Valley View Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials will be given to Kindred Hospice and Rowley Masonic Community and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home and Cremation Care. Online condolences may be sent at www.carrisfuneralhome.com.

Michael Patrick Pote was born March 17, 1953, in Creston, Iowa, to Henry Alvin and Lois Jean Eleanor (Myers) Pote Sr.

He attended Panora-Linden Community High School, graduating with the class of 1971.

Michael was united in marriage to Annette Michelle Rumley Ozbun in Perry on Sept. 14, 1991.

He worked at John Deere as head of maintenance and operated his own painting and contracting business.

Michael enjoyed coaching Little League, woodworking, gardening, flipping houses and going to auctions.

He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren, family and friends.

In death Michael rejoins his parents, Henry and Lois; and a brother, Henry Alvin Pote Jr.

Left to cherish Michael’s memory are his wife, Annette, of Perry; children, Justin Pote of Des Moines, Mandy (Darrin) Johnson of Granger, Joe (Kara) Ozbun of Adel, Ashley Cotten of Perry and Shane (Karlie) Pote of Woodward; the light of his life were his grandchildren, Hailey, Kylie, Jace, Ridge, Haydon, Jaren and Ross; siblings, Susan (Daniel) Pote Jenks, Steven Pote and Scott Pote; aunt, Elaine Pote; many cousins; nieces; and nephews.

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