OMAHA, Neb.—John (Greg) Gregory Potratz, 71, passed away Monday, April 13, 2020, in Omaha, Neb., after a two-year battle with cancer. He passed away in his home surrounded by his two sisters and his brother-in-law.

John was born July 14, 1948, in McGregor, Iowa, to John A. and Eva Potratz and grew up in Savanna.

John was a retired Air Force veteran of 20 years, based in Germany, Thailand, the Philippines, Okinawa, South Korea (UN office), and various stateside bases throughout his career.

He retired out of Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, Neb., in 1987 and remained in that area since.

John enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially fishing every spring and fall at Lake Chetac, Wis., with family.

He is survived by his mother, Eva; two sisters, Marcia Potratz and Peggy (Mike) Albert, both of Sterling; two nephews, Dan and Matt, and one great-nephew, Sam, all of Chicago.

He was preceded in death by his father, John A. Potratz, in 2011.

Cremation rites were accorded and interment was at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling.