Porter Memory Book

2011


January 2011

 

75th Annual Porter March of Dimes Benefit

Yes, the 75th Annual Porter March of Times Benefit. Franklin Delano Roosevelt founded the March of Dimes while president of the United States and initially the event in Porter was known as the President's Ball. Roosevelt himself was a survivor of childhood polio and bound to a wheelchair, making the events and his stamina of his presidency all the more admiral. Porter's President's Ball began 2 years prior to the official founding of the March of Dimes in 1938.

 

With the March of Dimes Organization has co-existed the Porter March of Dimes Benefit, and this year will bring the diamond jubilee for Porter's event. Mark your calendars for Friday, January 28, 2011 when the event kicks off with supper at 5:30 PM at the Porter Community Hall. Advance tickets for the meal are required an may be obtained at Deb's Cafe, Cut Loose Lounge and Stone Creek Antiques in downtown Porter. The annual event highlight, The March of Dimes Auction will begin at 7:00 PM at the Porter Community Hall.

Make sure to extend a special thanks to the Porter March of Dimes Committee: Merv Anderson, Curt Blumeyer, Norma Johnson, Teri Knutson, Dick Regnier, Evelyn Regnier, Donna Stone, and Lennie Stone. Their dedication is sure to make this a successful event.

 

Porter Welcomes New Business to Lone Tree Street!

A brand new business has opened its doors in downtown Porter at 310 Lone Tree Street. Donna Stone's venture will bring a new experience for shopping in Porter and compliment other downtown specialty businesses such as The Quilting "B" Quilt Shop. To reach Stone Creek Antiques call 507-296-4446. Hours of operation are: Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Open on the 3rd weekend of each month from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Cut Loose Lounge Now Open on Sundays

Porter's Cut Loose Lounge is now open on Sundays after voters approved the Sunday Liquor ordinance during the 2010 election. Cut Loose will open at Noon on Sundays.

Porter Community Market Day Sale Date Announced

Falling away from tradition, the Porter Town and Country Club announced that the Annual Porter Community Market Day Sale will be held on April 30, 2011. The traditional 3rd Saturday of April date conflicts with Prom at Canby Schools, which is traditionally held in May, but due to the school's participation in the Flexible Learning Year, the date for Prom was moved to April as school will be out in mid-May. The 4th Saturday in April is the day before Easter, so the 30th, the 5th Saturday in April, was chosen for the event.

 

 

February 2011

Pancake Supper at Bethel Lutheran Church

The annual Bethel Lutheran Church Pancake Supper will be held on Sunday, February 13, 2011 from 4:30 to 7:00 PM at Bethel Lutheran Church. Pancakes, Sausage, Ice Cream and beverages will be served. Cost: Adults: $6.00; Children 6-12: $2.00; Children under 6: Free; Family Maximum of $20.00.

 

February 18 - Water Levels Rise Flooding Highway 68;

Sewer System Fails; Massive Winter Storm on its Way

Water rushed over Minnesota Highway 68 on Porter's west edge on Friday as state crews attempted to bulldoze ditches open to divert it. Efforts were unsuccessful and a hundred foot stretch of the highway has transitioned into a skating rink. State crews setup warning systems to alert travelers to the hazard late Friday night. To add to complications the city sewer system failed on Friday after being overwhelmed by flood water that made its way into the system putting sewage backup into residents' basements for the second time since the September 2010 floods.

 

As an added insult to injury the Porter area is expecting up to 15 inches of snow by Monday morning as a massive winter storm moves into the region. A number of regional events scheduled for Sunday have already been cancelled or postponed in preparation for the storm.

   

February 20- Winter Storm Grips Tight on the Porter Area

A Blizzard Warning was issued Sunday morning as a powerful winter storm covered Porter with fresh snow. 12 to 15 inches of snow is expected to fall on Porter by Monday morning.  Road Conditions are listed as Fair, but reduced visibility in the immediate area, but icy conditions in the I-90 corridor have degraded driving conditions to difficult in Southern Minnesota. Road Conditions are expected to rapidly deteriorate throughout the day on Sunday.

 

February 20 - Bethel Lutheran Church Has Cancelled Sunday School and Worship for February 20.

 

 

March 2011

First Thunderstorm of 2011

The early morning hours of March 22 hosted the first thunderstorm of 2011, at a temperature of just 34... Sleet/Hail and heavy rains have been hitting the Porter area since about 2:00 AM. This means serious river swells can be expected, and with the Yellow Medicine River nearing capacity in Porter it could lead to a lot of concern in Porter.

 

Porter Population Decreased by 7 from 2000 - 2010 According to US Census

According to the 2010 United State Census results for Minnesota that was released on March 17, the city of Porter lost a total of 7 citizens since the conduction of the last census in 2000. The decrease leaves Porter's official population at 183.

 

Porter's Tallest Building of Over 100 Years Destroyed by Fire

Porter Elevator FireFire broke out at the Porter Elevator around 7:00 AM on Sunday, March 27. Fire Departments from Porter, Canby, St. Leo, Taunton and Marshall responded to prevent the blaze from spreading.

 

 It was the last standing of three "classic" elevator buildings in Porter (seen in the banner of this website) and dates back to being built sometime before 1905 when it was known as the Eagle Elevator. Early photos taken of Porter's South side dating back to the late 1800's are believed to have been taken from atop the building.

 

The building was reduced to rubble by 8:30 AM. The elevator was used as a feed Mill by the Porter Elevator Company, the elevator's feed truck was also destroyed in the fire as it was stored inside the building.

Full Story Picture Gallery

 


April 2011

Benefit for Sherry Olson on April 16

A benefit for Sherry Olson of Porter will be held on Saturday, April 16 at the Porter Hall from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. Sherry has been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma and is undergoing treatment. Complete Benefit Details.

   

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Annual Porter Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 10:00 AM in James A. Schoneman Memorial Park. Egg hunters should gather at the concession stand before the 10:00 start time.

 

Easter Services Scheduled at Bethel Lutheran Church

Holy Week is among us beginning with Palm Sunday on April 17. Join your family at Bethel as we worship up to the resurrection on Easter Sunday. Maundy Thursday - April 21: 6:00 PM Luther League Supper, 7:00 PM Worship Service, First Communion. Good Friday - April 22: 7:00 PM Worship Service.
Easter Sunday - April 24: 7:00 AM Worship Service, 8:00 AM Luther League Breakfast.
 

Funeral Services for Lifelong Porter Resident, Bernice Thomsen

Bernice Sylvia ThomsenBernice Thomsen, age 94, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at Sanford Canby Medical Center.

 

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 25, 2011 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Porter with Rev. Ellen Munter officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, April 24 at Birk Funeral Home in Canby with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Monday. Burial will be in Wergeland Cemetery, rural Porter.

 

Bernice Sylvia Anderson was born June 13, 1916 to Sever and Bertha (Miller) Anderson in Marble Township, Lincoln County, Minnesota. She graduated from Canby High School and lived around Porter all of her life.

 

On February 24, 1940 she married Ernest J. Thomsen on the farm in Lincoln County. To this union, two children were born. Ernest passed away on March 27, 1979. Bernice passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at Sanford Canby Medical Center at the age of 94 years, 10 months, and 7 days.

 

She was a lifelong active member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Porter. In the late 1960’s, she was the MN TOPS winner. She enjoyed sewing since she was 12 years old and sewed wedding dresses for many people. Her hobbies included quilting, crocheting, hardanger, reading, watching TV, walking and singing. She liked to teach people how to make lefse and doughnuts. She was a very family oriented person.

 

Bernice is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Virginia Thomsen of Canby, MN; son, Jon (Betty) Thomsen of Park Rapids, MN; grandchildren, Tawnya (Matt) Goertzen and their child Ella; JD (Flossie Hunt) Fier and their children Silas and Logen; one sister Yvonne (Glenn) Adkins of Aurora, IL; one brother, Curtis (Florence) Anderson of Canby; and many nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sever & Bertha Anderson; husband, Ernest Thomsen; two brothers, Raymond and Donald; and two sisters, Elsie Moravetz and Trevis DeVos.

Blessed be her memory.

   

Porter Community Market Day Sale

The Annual Porter Community Market Day Sale will be held on Saturday, April 30 with all three auction rings starting at 9:30 AM. Machinery and Automobile consignments will begin on Monday, April 25 at the machinery auction grounds. Household/Street Sale consignments will take place the morning of April 30 beginning at 7:00 AM. The day will be full of great buys, great food and great company!

 

Full Auction Bill and More Information

 

Memorial Day Services

Memorial Day Services will be held at the Porter Community Hall on May 30 beginning at 6:30 PM. C.J. Molitor will be the featured speaker. A Pot Luck Supper will follow the ceremony.

 

Porter Fire Department and First Responders Pork Chop Supper

Saturday, June 11 from 5:00 - 9:00 PM at the Porter Community Hall.

Pork Chop Fundraiser Supper includes pork chop, potatoes, homemade salads, bread & dessert.

Kid's meals available.

Raffle tickets available from any Fire Department member or First Responder.

Bingo at 7:30 p.m.

 
   
August 2011

Porter Cafe now Open

The Porter Cafe opened its doors on Monday, August 1 after changing management to Stacey Sik. Helpful hands spent the afternoon of July 31 into the early morning hours of August 1 cleaning and preparing the cafe to open business as normal at 6:00 AM on Monday. The first week of business was extremely busy according to Sik. A new lineup of menu items is being tried out and people seem to be liking it a lot. The business continued to pick up as the week went on, with the Friday Night Steak special finishing the week up. There's still a lot to do, inventory still needs to be replenished and menus need to be finalized, but one thing is for sure, you won't go home hungry from a noon dinner or one of the Friday Night specials. A steak fry is being planned to be held at the cafe with lots of seating in the parking lot between Cut Loose Lounge and Porter Cafe.


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Porter Harvest Festival Medallion Hunt Clues

 

The Medallion has been found! It was hidden in the trees behind the Porter Jail.

 

 

Cow Pie Bingo Tickets Go On Sale Monday!!

Tickets are available for $5.00 from Harvest Festival Committee Members.

 

Porter Harvest Festival 2011

It's here this weekend, August 19, 20 and 21! Celebrate Porter's 130th Birthday this year with a full-slate of family friendly entertainment. New this year will be a lawn mower poker run scheduled for Friday afternoon in addition to all of the activities everyone has come to expect and enjoy.

 

Full Events Lineup

 

Additional Harvest Festival Information

Lawn Mower Poker Run: A $5.00 registration fee is required with registration and the run beginning behind near the sign at Schoneman Memorial Park. The event will feature stops all around Porter and there will be a 100% Pay Out! Final check-out will be at 6:45 PM at the park.

 

A weekend stay in the Porter Jail: The auction for your rights to stay in the Porter Jail for Harvest Festival Weekend  will be held Friday Night. The stay will be good for Friday and Saturday evenings. Sleeping bags and pillows are suggested. The jail was built in 1896 and has the amenities of the time.

 

Softball Teams: Contact Troy Antony at 507-530-0602 to register your team for the tournament.

 

Porter Harvest Festival 5K Registration Form

This isn't your typical 5k - Through The River and Over the Woods - Pictures and results from 2010

 

Porter Cafe Brunch on Sunday will start at 8:00 AM, not 7:00 AM as advertised.

 

Hey you Survivor fans!  Come out and watch and cheer for your favorites!!  It's great entertainment and these brave and fun loving couples that are willing to give it their all include:

Charlie and Amy Anderson

Lee Hovland and Sue Stienessen

Jerry and Tess Pridal

Matt and Greta Shoneman

Gary and Laurie Van Derostyne

Hailie Moeller and Sean Driessen

Ashley Pesch and Devin Sumption

Matt and Holly Hoffman

Corey and Sara Stoks

Dan and Terry Dybsetter

Who will be the Sole Surviving Couple as they compete in challenges that will test their strength, athletic ability, will to win, ability to communicate and their fortitude?  Watch for them through out the weekend in their exclusive Survivor t-shirts in a color sure to catch your eye!

Listing of all Survivor Events

 

August 27, 2011

Gina Gruenes, Daughter of Mildred Schoneman, Passes Away

Gina_SchonemanPorter native, Gina Gruenes (Schoneman) passed away with her family at her side from a sudden heart infection on August 27, 2011 at 6:05 PM. Gina is the daughter of Porter resident Mildred Schoneman and long-time Porter mayor, the late James Schoneman who passed away in July of 1996. Gina and her husband Ken and 2 year old daughter Jennifer reside in Richmond, MN. The family has always maintained deep roots and friendships in the Porter community, especially during Porter's annual Harvest Festival. Funeral services are pending with the family at this time.

July 8, 1968-August 27, 2011; Age 43

Gina SchonemanMass of Christian Burial will be 10:30a.m. Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley, for Gina M. Gruenes of Richmond who died Saturday, August 27, 2011 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Rev. Virgil Braun will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends and relatives may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30 at Assumption Catholic Church and from 9:00 until the time of services on Wednesday. The Christian Women will pray the rosary at 5:30 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Eden Valley.

Gina was born on July 8, 1968 in Ft. Belvoir, VA to James and Mildred (Winter) Schoneman. She was married to Kenneth Gruenes on December 2, 2006 at Assumption Church in Eden Valley. She worked in customer service at Process Display, in New Hope for 12 years. Gina was a member of Assumption Catholic Church where she was a member of the Christian Women, a communion distributor and a lector. She was also a member of the Richmond Rod & Gun Club. Gina enjoyed spending time with family and friends, scrapbooking and playing board games and card games.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth and Daughter Jennifer of Richmond; mother, Mildred Schoneman of Porter, MN; brothers and sisters, Paul Schoneman of Wahpeton, ND, Matt (Greta) Schoneman of Omaha, NE and Sam (Josh) Bottelberghe of Osakis, MN; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joe (Anna Mae) Gruenes of Richmond; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Sue (Rich) Traxler of Northfield, Arnold (Kris) Gruenes of Richmond, Sharon (Patrick) Schettler of Eden Valley, Ron (Rebecca) Gruenes of North Mankato, Jean (Chris) Wirz of Watkins, Joe A. (Stephanie) Gruenes of Clear Lake, Tom (Carrie Wyrick) Gruenes of Oxnard, CA, Ed (Sarah) Gruenes of Sauk Centre, Carol Rose of Eden Valley, Bernice (Jerry) Schmitz of Big Lake and Richard Gruenes and friend Beth Smith of Big Lake; Godchildren, Andres Beck, Becca Schoneman, Jessica Moeller and Madalyn Schoneman and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Obituary, online guestbook, and video tribute

 

 

A Porter Tribute to Our Gina

What can we say for Gina Marie
Just her laugh could set your soul free.
Her eyes full of life, Her smile so bright
Her only flaw… She drank Miller Light.
Nothing can fill this terrible loss
What will we do without "the boss".
Memories will rush back at the sound of your name
And a game of tippy cup will never be the same.
You will be missed everyday
And in every way.
Nothing more to say
But "we’ll see you again someday"!


September 2011

 

Porter Community Cleanup Day is Tuesday, September 27

It's time to clean up our town and homes before harvest and the inevitable winter arrives. Curbside pickup of approved items will be provided in the early morning hours of September 27. Leave items for disposal at the curb the evening of September 26. Recyclable items and appliances may be scheduled for pickup with A to Z Recycling in Porter.

Complete Details


Porterites are Flushing for Mildred!

Flushing for a FriendA mysterious green toilet is finding its way around Porter and may end up in your yard next! "Flushing for a Friend" is an event for the Mildred Schoneman Benefit that began the week of September 12. When the green toilet finds its way into your lawn you will be presented with three options: pay $10 for it to be removed, pay $20 to send it to a friend, or pay $30 to send it to a friend and buy an insurance policy that it won't come back to your lawn. The $30 for the insurance policy has been a small price to pay to ensure that it doesn't come back according to those who have found the toilet in their yards so far!

 

October 2011

Benefit Planned For Mildred Schoneman on October 8

Schoneman FamilyPlanning is well underway for a benefit for Mildred Schoneman who has been battling cancer for nearly a year. A day full of activities is planned for October 8 at the Porter Community Hall. Highlighting the day will be an Omelet Brunch, Silent Auction and activities for kids from 9:00 to 1:00 and a bean bag tournament starting at 3:00 PM. If you would like to donate to the silent auction, items can be left at the Porter Cafe during the day or Cut Loose Lounge during the evening.

To get involved or to make other donations contact one of the many event organizers, including:

Kelly Stoks: 296-4452; Laura Stoks: 296-4456; Josh Sumption: 296-4497; Pat Vlaminck: 296-4475

You can also help spread the word by printing and distributing the Event Details Poster

 

 

Porter Post Office Closure Public Hearing: October 12

Clarification of time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM

High attendance at the Community Meeting on October 12 at the Porter Community Hall, 111 N. Park Avenue is a crucial first step to saving our Post Office.

The citizens of Porter and the surrounding area will be given a chance to express their opinions in a public meeting before officials of the US Postal Service. A meeting for public information and feedback concerning the proposed closure of the Porter Post Office will be held from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM on Wednesday, October 12 at the Porter Community Hall. The public will have the opportunity to express their opinions and hear the process that the US Postal Service is planning to follow in their efforts to close the Porter Post Office. Citizens in support of keeping the Porter Post Office open are urged to attend this meeting to show their support in removing the Porter Post Office from the list of offices to be closed.

 

Lifelong Porter Resident, Jule Jacobson, Passes Away at Age 77

Jule JacobsonJule Jacobson of Porter passed away in the early morning of October 17 at the Hendricks Nursing Home. 

 

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Porter with Rev. Ellen Munter officiating. Visitation will be on Friday from 3-7 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church in Porter with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Wergeland Cemetery, Wergeland Township, Rural Porter, MN.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Bethel Lutheran Church, Porter, MN, Porter Development Corporation or donor’s choice.

 

Jule Bendic Jacobson was born March 2, 1934 on the family farm in Limestone Township, Lincoln County, south of Porter, the son of Berton and Lillian (Anderson) Jacobson. He attended District 59 country school, Porter School, then Canby High School. He served in the US Army stateside as an aviation mechanic and returned home to farm after being honorably discharged.

 

On May 31, 1964 he married Doris MacArthur at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church and they made their home on the family farm on the west edge of Porter. Doris passed away on February 22, 2009. Jule moved into the Hendricks Nursing Home in July 2011, where he resided until he passed away on Monday, October 17, 2011 at the age of 77 years, 7 months, and 15 days.

 

Jule was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, past member of the Porter Fire Department, and a past member of the Porter Coop Oil Board. He was known for his quick wit, for his ability to build and fix anything and for his generosity.

 

He is remembered by two daughters Andrea Weisbond of Deerfield, IL and Janelle (Ben) Meier of Shakopee, MN; two grandchildren Cora and Evan Meier; two sisters, Mavis Anderson of Porter and Ardis Julian of Volga, SD; sister-in-law, Mildred (Donald) Schweer of Milbank, SD; and two brothers-in-law, Glenn (Donna) MacArthur of Canby and Charles (Sharon) MacArthur of Zumbrota, MN.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris; parents; father and mother-in-law, Roland and Agnes MacArthur; brother, Burnett Jacobson; brother-in-law, Donald Anderson; and son-in-law, Brad Weisbond.

Blessed be his memory.

 

Sign Memorial Book

 

 

SAVE OUR POST OFFICE

Write our Congressional Delegation expressing your support to keep the Porter Post Office Open. Our voices are being heard and will make a difference. Our congressional delegation wants to help in this matter, and legislation has been introduced and more is being worked on to save small town US Post Offices.

 

US Senator Amy Klobuchar

1200 Washington Avenue South, Room 250
Minneapolis, MN 55415

-or online-

http://klobuchar.senate.gov/emailamy.cfm?contactForm=emailamy&submit=Go

 

US Senator Al Franken

60 East Plato Blvd
Suite 220
Saint Paul, MN 55107

-or online-

http://franken.senate.gov/?p=email_al

 

US Congressman Collin Peterson:

SW/WC Offices

1420 E College Drive

Marshall, MN 56258

-or online-

https://collinpeterson.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

 

Additional Steps to Support the Porter Post Office

The Porter Post Office does not run any mail routes, so therefore the steps below must be taken to show your support and patronage to the Porter Post Office.

 

1. Do not install a roadside mailbox if you are a PO Box holder in the Post Office, this will be seen as a sign of acceptance to the Post Office closing. The earliest that most Post Offices could be closed by any account is late April. If you do install a roadside mailbox make sure to inform your Postmaster that it is for emergency backup only and refuse mail delivery through your roadside box. It has been verified that all roadside boxes in the city of Porter are credited to the Canby Post Office, so all mail delivered through these boxes and sales of stamps and merchandise are credited to Canby.

 

2. Purchase your stamps from your US Post Office window, do not buy your stamps from a commercial retailer, online, through your roadside mailbox as these sales will not be credited to your US Post Office. They will likely be credited to the Post Office where your route initiates.

 

3. Mail all of your mail and packages inside the US Post office. Mailing from your mailbox or other drop-off locations will not get credited to your Post Office.

 



November 2011

Porter Resident Mildred Schoneman Passes Away

Mildred SchonemanLong time Porter resident Mildred Schoneman, age 67,  passed away at approximately 12:40 AM on November 29 after a long battle with cancer at Sylvan Court Nursing Home in Canby. Funeral Arrangements are pending with the family at this time.

 

 

 

 

 


Longtime Porter Resident, Mildred Schoneman, Passes Away

Mildred SchonemanAfter a courageous fight with cancer, Mildred Schoneman passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at the age of 67 years and 20 days.

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Canby with Father Craig Timmerman as celebrant. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. at Birk Funeral Home in Canby on Wednesday, November 30 with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. and rosary to follow. Visitation will resume from 9-10 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home with procession to the church following. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery, Canby, MN.

 

Mildred Ann Schoneman was born on November 9, 1944 in Worthington, MN to Harold and Harriet (Stanton) Winter. She was married to James Schoneman on August 6, 1966 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Worthington, MN. They first lived in Washington D.C., followed by St. Paul, MN, then onto Porter, MN in 1970. Her jobs were rooted in the Porter community starting with Flynn’s Grocery, a home daycare, then as a waitress and cook at the Porter Café, followed by bookkeeping at the Porter Co-op and the Porter Elevator. Mildred was an active member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. She served as the president of the Porter Senior Citizens Club and was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary. Mildred's family roots ran deep into Porter with her late husband James serving as the mayor of Porter for nearly two full decades until his sudden death while holding the office in 1996. Mildred was very active in the planning of community events throughout her life in Porter and was a strong supporter of all that makes the community great. Mildred enjoyed playing cards, especially pinochle, and spending time with her children, grandchildren, family, & friends.

 

She is lovingly remembered by her children, Paul Schoneman of Wahpeton, ND, Matthew (Greta) Schoneman of Omaha, NE, Samantha (Josh) Bottelberghe of Osakis, MN; son-in-law, Ken Gruenes of Richmond, MN; grandchildren, Becca and Ali of Wahpeton, ND, Madalyn and James of Omaha, NE, and Jennifer of Richmond, MN; mother, Harriet of Worthington, MN; brothers and sisters, Gary Winter, Chuck (MaryAnn) Winter, Deb (Mike) Lorang; sisters-in-law, Ardis (Val) Schommer, Sally Fillmore, Darlene Winter, Linda Winter; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, James; her daughter, Gina Gruenes; her father, Harold; her father and mother-in-law, Ernest and Josie Schoneman; her brothers, Armond and Leroy; and sisters-in-law, Darlene “Dart” Winter, and Fern Reimer.

 

Blessed be her memory.

 

Guest Book

 

December 2011

Merry Christmas!

Join Bethel Lutheran Church, 205 Spruce Street in Porter, for Christmas Services. Christmas Eve Candlelight Services will be held at Bethel Lutheran Church on Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, at 5:30 PM.

Christmas Day Services will be held on Sunday, December 25 at 10:00 AM.






   
   
   

 

 

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