Ethel Porta

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On Saturday, December 19, 2020, Ethel J. Porta, a loving wife, and mother of nine children, passed away at the age of 99.

Ethel was born on August 24, 1921, in Randville, MI, to Charles and Blanche Clark. She later married Pietro (Peter) Porta and they raised eight children.

Ethel had a true devotion to the Lord and her family.

She is survived by her seven children, Elizabeth Callison, Carol (Jim) McLaughlin, David (Judy) Porta, Ruthie (David) Dubowski, Jonathan (Debbie) Porta, Terry (Cherie) Porta and Sheila Currier; and her son-in-law, Fred Wilson.

She is leaving behind 22 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

Ethel was preceded in death by her husband, Peter; daughters, Rena (infant) and Rebecca; and son-in-law, Don Callison.

A memorial service will be held in the late spring/early summer of 2021 in Gaylord, MI.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Church in Gaylord.

Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

6 comments on “Ethel Porta”

  1. Cherie, Deb, and family,
    So very sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. What a remarkable woman! Sending hugs.

  2. Terry, Cherie and Deb so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families. May god bless you all.

  3. Christine Dorsten

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of your mother. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Barb (Nichols) Chiles

    I am very sorry for your loss. She was so kind and loving when we were kids. My thoughts and prayers go out to your families.

  5. Cherie, Terry and Deb sorry to hear of your family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hugs to all my friends

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