Jason A Potter

May 1, 1978 ~ March 28, 2021 (age 42)

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Jason A. Potter, 42, of Belding, died and went to be with the Lord,  Sunday evening, March 28, 2021 at his home, under the loving care of his mother, sister and hospice nurse. Jason was born on May 1, 1978 in Greenville, the son of Joel and Marcia (Horvath) Potter.

He graduated from Rockford High School with the class of 1996.  He loved to travel and especially enjoyed his 2 trips to Argentina and his trip to the Philippines, then London.  He met many dear and devoted friends along the way.  He loved to read and write, spend time on the Potter family farm west of Belding, and enjoyed working on cars with his dad. He loved his cats- Kromos (whom many will remember) and Sandy, who was at his side in his final days. Jason never married or had children which meant that family members and close friends were especially important to him.  He has been described as stubborn, headstrong, a total pain (as well as many other things!) and some described him as one of the best and most devoted friends that they ever had- someone who helped them through some of the hardest times in their lives. Jason loved to spend time with his nephews and niece, family members and dear friends- many of whom reached out by texting and sending voicemails- all of which were relayed to Jason and brought him laughter and joy in his last days.

Jason is loved and survived by his mother, Marcia (Larry) Satterla;  sister Erin, (Shawn) Hager; nephews and niece,  Owen, Aiden and Gracyn Hager, all of Caledonia; stepmother, Jeri Potter of Belding;  stepsister,  Brynn ( Dane) Sexton and children; stepbrother Jeff (Amy) Satterla and children;  aunts, uncles, cousins and many close and devoted friends. He was preceded in death by his dad, Joel; grandparents, Paul ( Dorothy) Horvath; grandparents, Dale (Dorothy) Potter.

In his last few years, Jason requested a Viking funeral. In a compromise with his mom last week, he will be cremated,  his ashes will be placed in a navy and white, remote controlled speed boat and scattered in Lake Michigan with immediate family present. Instead of a memorial to a charity, please consider an act of kindness to a person in your community. His mother has many recent memories of Jason wanting to stop and give his last few dollars to a person on the street- he could differentiate between who was in true need and those who were not. He had a kind heart towards those were hurting.  The family would like to offer a special thank you to his Spectrum Health Hospice workers: nurse Mandy, who was so instrumental in explaining the end of life process and who spoke “Jason” so eloquently ; to Alex, his hospice SW- soft spoken and caring- the only SW that Jason ever liked;  and to nurse Connie, who helped him in his last hour of life and who comforted his mom and sister, who were privileged to be at his side. 

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