Porter, Helen Joan
March 8,1915 – Feb. 24, 2012
Helen J. Porter (nee Klaas), 96 of Sarasota and former resident of Boyne City, died on Feb. 24, 2012. She lived with her husband in Port Huron, Detroit, Boyne City, Adrian, Jackson MS, and retired in Sarasota FL. They were members of Christ Lutheran Church in Boyne City. She managed the Porter Jewelry Store in Boyne City and finished her work career as a secretary at Boyne City High School. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Porter, and only sibling, Dorothy Johnston. Survivors include her children: son Philip and his wife Beverly, Leonard, Mich., daughters Karla, Sarasota, and Laurel, St. Paul, Minn.; grandchildren, Julie (Fred) Himebaugh, Steve (Renee) Porter, Sarah Porter, John (Charity) Marquis, Bryce (Christy) Marquis; Great-grandchildren are Andrew and Alexandra Himebaugh, James, Kathryn, and Alyssa Porter, Judah and Rosanna Marquis.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 11 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1517 10th St., Port Huron, MI. Visitation will be at the church one hour before the service. Interment will follow the service at Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron MI.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to Concordia Lutheran Church, Sarasota, 2185 Wood St., FL 34237, or Trinity Lutheran Church,1517 10th St., Port Huron, MI 48060.