Porter, William George “Bill” (1933-2012)

William “Bill” Porter, 79, of Warren, MN, passed away on Wednesday evening, August 8, 2012 at his home in Warren with his family by his side.

William George Porter was born on March 9, 1933 in Hannah, ND, the son of Clifton and Una (Davey) Porter. He was baptized and confirmed in the Methodist church in Hannah. Bill graduated from Hannah High School and attended one year at Bemidji Teacher’s College. He was drafted into the Army on March 9, 1953. Bill served in the Korean Conflict and was injured during his service. He spent 11 months in the Fitzsimons Army Hospital in Denver, CO. He attended the University of North Dakota, graduating in 1959 with a bachelor’s degree in education. Bill started teaching in the fall of 1959 at Badger, MN. In the fall of 1962, he moved to Warren and continued teaching at Warren High School until he retired in 1991. Bill was united in marriage to Elizabeth Anderson in Clifford, ND on October 26, 1958. Four children were born to Bill and Elizabeth: Sharon, Karen, Keith and Kenneth.

Bill was a member of the Warren American Legion Post #27, D.A.V., VFW, Masons, Shriner, Warren Rod & Gun Club and served on the board for the Landmark Center and Lutheran Brotherhood.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his children and grandchildren. Bill spent countless hours going to watch football, baseball, basketball, track, wrestling and soccer to see his children and grandchildren participating.

William Porter is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Ann Porter; daughters, Sharon Whitmer of Sheyenne, ND, Karen (Rick) Reyhl of Suttons Bay, MI; sons, Keith (Sandy) Porter of Staples, MN and Kenneth (Deborah) Porter of Bigfork, MN; eleven grandchildren, Brent Helseth, Sarah Williams, Justin Reyh l, Luke Reyhl, ,Noah Reyhl, Autumn Reyhl, Kurt Porter, Mike Porter, Nick Porter, Kindee Porter and Kendra Porter; two great-grandchildren, Joie and Cade Helseth; sister, Mildred (Fred) Lembke and brothers, Ray Porter and James (Sally) Porter.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; brother, Robert; sister-in-law, Fern and granddaughter-in-law, Tiffany Porter.

DuBore Funeral Home

[Interred Greenwood cemetery]

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky