Kenneth  John Potts
Kenny Potts
Kenneth John Potts

September 16, 1937 - April 4, 2020
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Kenneth John Potts, 82, passed away April 4, 2020. He was born September 16, 1937 in Des Moines, Iowa to parents, Kenneth A. and Dottie M. (Whitman) Potts. On September 5, 1957, he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Evelyn J. Ives in Des Moines, where they made their home and raised their three sons, Steven, Jeffrey and Paul. He worked for the City of Des Moines for 20 plus years before he retired.

Kenny enjoyed fishing with his brothers-in-law, his dogs, watching horse racing and betting on horse number 3. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; sons, Steven (Linda) Potts, Jeffrey (Stephanie) Potts and Paul (Jacquie) Potts; grandchildren, Tyler Coughlon, Jessica Potts, Brittany Potts, Marisa Potts, Brooklyn Potts and Haylie Potts; and his great granddaughter, Peyton Phelan. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A graveside service will be held 3pm, July 7, 2020 at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery. All are welcome to attend.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Animal Rescue League. Online condolences are welcome at

Arrangements by Iles Grandview Park Chapel




Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery
1 Northeast 60th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50313
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
3:00 PM


Animal Rescue League Of Iowa
5452 NE 22nd Street
Des Moines, IA 50313