Pane-Joyce Genealogy
Eleanore Lorrain Joyce (68344) & Joseph Anton Potchen
69505. Joseph Anton Potchen. Born on 21 Sep 1931 in Michigan. Joseph Anton died in Winter Haven, Polk County, Florida, on 15 Jul 2017; he was 85. Buried in Jacksonville National Cemetery. Education: Michigan State University 1955.

1955 Lansing City Directory
    Jos A. Potchen, studt, h1301 1/2 E. Main

Published in The Ledger from Aug. 16 to Aug. 17, 2017
WINTER HAVEN - Joe Potchen passed away on July 15, 2017.
He will be dearly missed by his wife of twenty-three years, Natale and his loving step daughters Kim Lieberman and Cynthia Blanner and two step grandchildren: Connor Nunnally and Stephanie Graham and many close friends.

Jacksonville National Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida
    Joseph Anton Potchen, b. 21 Sep 1931, d. 15 Jul 2017, A1C US Air Force Korea
Section 28W row B site 5

Joseph Anton married N. (Private).
69506. E. J. Potchen (Private).
E. J. married G. Jeplawy (Private), daughter of Peter Joseph Jeplawy (6 Mar 1910-4 Jul 1966) & Sophia Victoria Mysliwiec (11 Apr 1914-3 Apr 2007).
69507. T. M. Potchen (Private).
T. M. married Jessie Mae Bliss, daughter of Cleon Minor Bliss (6 May 1905-1 Apr 1995) & Joy Henrietta Files (6 Dec 1905-6 Oct 1981). Born on 7 May 1935 in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan. Jessie Mae died in Winter Park, Orange County, Florida, on 10 Nov 2012; she was 77.

1940 Federal Census. Wyoming, Kent County, Michigan
Roll 1776, page 3B
61 Pennell Road
    Clem M. Bliss, head, 34, 5 years college, b. MI, designer and home [some word], own business
    Joy H. Bliss, wife, 34, 2 years HS, b. IL
    Joanne G. Bliss, daughter, 8, 2nd grade, b. CA
    Jessie M. Bliss, daughter, 4, b. MI
    Orville R. Bliss, daughter, 3, b. MI
    Norma Bieber, maid, 28, 2 years college, b. MI, maid, private home
The family lived in Grand Rapids in 1935.

Social Security Death Index
Jessie M. Potchen, b. 7 May 1935, d. 10 Nov 2012

Orlando Sentinel, 14 Nov 2012
POTCHEN, JESSIE, May 7, 1935 - November 10, 2012. Jessie passed away from a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease in the early morning hours of Saturday, November 10 with her husband of 56 years by her side. She was the daughter of Cleon and Joy Bliss and beloved sister of Orville Bliss and Joanne Horne (all predeceased). Jessie was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI. She graduated from East Grand Rapids High School and then Michigan State University. Jessie married Thomas Potchen, her best friend and soul mate, on June 23, 1956 in Grand Rapids, MI. Tom and Jessie moved to Winter Park, FL in 1967 with their three sons, Robert, David and Douglas Potchen. Jessie enjoyed gardening, landscaping, traveling and having great times with her eight grandchildren. Jessie is survived by her adoring husband, Tom; her three sons and their spouses, Bob and Alice Potchen, Dave and Lisa Potchen, Doug and Diane Potchen; and the grandchildren, Justin Potchen, Heather Potchen, Matthew Potchen, Joe Potchen, Leah Potchen, Laura Potchen, Brooke Potchen and Amy Potchen. A memorial service will be held in her honor at Glenn Haven Memorial Park, 2300 Temple Drive, Winter Park, on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America at, would be greatly appreciated.
Their children include:
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