Funerals for Walorski aides Potts, Thomson have been announced

The visitation and funeral for Zachery Potts has been announced. Potts died in the crash that also claimed the lives of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, Emma Thomson and Edith Schmucker of Nappanee.

Visitation for Potts will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, at Calvary Tabernacle on North Elm Street in Three Oaks.

The funeral service will take place at 1 p.m. following the visitation.

Arrangements are being made by Hoven Funeral Home.

The funeral for Emma Thomson, who served as Congresswoman Jackie Walorski’s communications director, is set for 11 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

Thomson, Zach Potts and Walorski died after their SUV collided with another vehicle on SR 19 on August 3. The driver in the other vehicle, Edith Schmucker, also died.

The service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Westmont Presbyterian Church in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. It will be live streamed on the church’s website.

In lieu of flowers, the family says memorial contributions can be made to the Emma Thomson Political Science Scholarship started by the John P. Murtha Foundation at the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, 216 Franklin Street, Suite 400, Johnstown, PA 15901, or to the Capitol Hill Baptist Church, 525 A St NE, Washington, DC 20002. Online condolences may be posted to

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