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Obituary for Clarence Porter Jr.
CLARENCE PORTER JR., 82, of Morrison, IL, died Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center North in Clinton, IA. Clarence was born January 31, 1932, in Broughton, IL, to Clarence S. and Rose Mary (Allen) Porter. He was educated in the Broughton Grade Schools. He married Margaret Rodgers on June 23, 1951, in Benton, IL. Clarence worked in the oil fields in southern Illinois for six years. He then was employed as a welder for the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Company of Sterling, IL, for thirty years, until retiring in 1988. Clarence started farming south of Morrison in 1968 and farmed until his health issues forced his retirement. He was a member of the Morrison United Methodist Church and loved his church. He loved his family, enjoyed traveling and spending winters in Florida and Arizona. Clarence enjoyed playing dominos once a week with friends, which included a lunch time at the "hosts" home. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; one daughter, Mary Lindstrom and one son, Steve (RoAnn) Porter, both of Morrison; five grandchildren, Joshua (Tina) Schave, Matthew (Nicole) Lindstrom, Heather (Ben) Engwall, Justin (Jessica) Porter, Holly (Matt) Porter; six great grandchildren, Nathan Schave, Michael Schave, Madalyn Porter, Isabella Porter, Maya Engwall, Stella Engwall. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons-in-law, Richard Lindstrom and Roy Houseright; one sister, Billie Rose Neal; one brother, John Porter, in infancy.
FUNERAL SERVICE: 10:30 AM Wednesday " December 3, 2014 at the Morrison United Methodist Church " Morrison, ILOFFICIATING: Rev. Ryan Sutton " Pastor: Morrison United Methodist ChurchVISITATION: 4:00 " 7:00 PM Tuesday " December 2, 2014 at the Morrison Chapel " Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeINTERMENT: Grove Hill Cemetery " Morrison, IL