Christine (Ajster) Potthoff, 86, died at 6:06 a.m. Oct. 2, 2009, in St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Mueller Funeral Home Peru, followed by Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Peru, with the Rev. Harold Datzman, O.S.B., officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home with rosary at 4:45 p.m.

She was born Oct. 5, 1922, in Peru to Anton and Theresa (Muster) Ajster. She married Leo N. Potthoff on Sept. 13, 1947, at St. Roch's Church, La Salle,

Mrs. Potthoff was a member of St. Joseph Church, St. Joseph Altar and Rosary Society, St. Joseph Mother's Club, Peru Eagles Lodge, Red Hat Society, La Salle Elks and was a shareholder in Spring Creek Golf Course.

She is survived by two daughters, Leone Skaggs of Wenona and Terri (David) Wiese of Peoria; three sons, Mark (Crystal) Potthoff of Bartonville, Stephen (Diana) Potthoff of Spring Valley and Dr. William (Colleen) Potthoff, of Traverse City, Mich., 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband on Oct. 2, 2008; two sons, Paul and Francis; four brothers and one sister.

Memorial may be directed to the donor's choice.
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