By HDN staff
LIVINGSTON -- Arthur Raymond Potvin, 99, of Livingston and a former resident of Shelby, Havre and Billings, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, at a Livingston hospital.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Franzen-Davis Funeral Home in Livingston with members of the Livingston Masonic Lodge officiating. Following the services cremation will take place at Franzen-Davis Crematory.
Potvin was born Aug. 3, 1900, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Alpha and Mary (Diedrich) Potvin. During his early years he was employed as a carpenter and a railroad worker. He later owned and managed grain elevators throughout Montana. During WWII, he served in an artillery unit of the U.S. Army. He served on the Selective Service Board in Havre. He also served on the city council at Shelby for some time.
In 1931, he married Thelma Miller in Havre. She died in 1996. He had been a resident of Frontier Personal Care Center in Livingston for the past four years.
He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting large and small game, including birds. He achieved the distinction of being Montana State Pistol Champion. He helped people with gun safety and marksmanship programs. He was an active member of the Lions' and Rotary clubs. He was a past Master of Havre Masonic Lodge #55, and a member of the York Rite Bodies and the Shrine. As a Shriner, he enjoyed working to bring the Shrine Circus to Shelby.
Survivors include a daughter, Yvonne P. Allison of Livingston; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials are suggested to the Park County Blood Services c/o Bob Frisbey, 424 West Clark Street, Livingston, MT 59047.
Franzen-Davis Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.