Doris M. Porter

Doris M. Porter

Doris passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018, surrounded by her family at Stanford Lodge in Plainwell.

She was born June 20, 1922 at home on 8th Street in Alamo Township, the daughter of Sheldon and Emily (Greeley) Blanchard. Doris was valedictorian of the Otsego High School Class of 1940 and a lifelong resident of the area. She had attended Parsons Business School and had worked at JM Wilson Insurance Company in Kalamazoo.

In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, taking care of her house plants, canning, square dancing and traveling. Doris liked volunteering at Alamo Nursing home helping with bingo and raised money for the March of Dimes. Most of all she loved her family and had spent many hours helping to homeschool and care for her grandchildren. Doris was an active member of the Alamo Community Congregational Church.

On June 4, 1943 at her parent’s home in Alamo Township she married Leonard Porter who passed away in 2004.

Surviving are her son, Don (Loretta) Porter of Otsego; 5 granddaughters, Angela, Karla, Tracie, Melanie and Sarah and their spouses; 8 great-grandchildren with another due soon and her sister, Aloh McCabe of Colorado.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sheldon and Emily; husband, Leonard; son, Carl (Lori) Porter and brothers, Carlton, Rolla, Harold and Melvin Blanchard.

Friends may visit with Doris’ family from 4-6 P.M., Sunday, April 22, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Monday, April 23, 2018, with Pastor Don Boss officiating.

Burial will follow at Alamo Center Cemetery, Alamo Township.

Doris’s family would like to thank the staff at Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan and Stanford Lodge for the excellent care and compassion.

Contributions in memory of Doris may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

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  1. John h veldt says:

    She was such a wonderful lady and will be missed by so many of us, My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time .

  2. Mike & Cindy Cramer says:

    I didn’t meet Doris, but she must have been a wonderful and caring soul, which is evident through Don. Her Godly influence will continue on for many generations.

  3. Thomas Woods says:

    Wow. What a legacy she has left for all of us. Thank you

  4. Ken Penn, Pam Shebest says:

    Doris was one fine lady,great mother, grandma,wife. I got to know her while helping Don build stock cars. Always had a open table. A great cook.a liked to work on her flowers. A race fan. Always was interested when her boys where driving. R.I. P. Doris we all know you are in a better place.

  5. Becky Rackley Nooney says:

    Doris was one of those neighbors that was like your mom. She will be missed very much.

  6. Becky Nooney says:

    Doris was like my second mom. She was a very caring and loving person. She will be missed very much. Rest in peace Doris.

  7. Lillian Rackley says:

    Doris was a special neighbor that was always their if you need help. Doris will be missed very much. Don and your family I’m very sorry for your loss. Lords blessings for you.

  8. Bill Rackley says:

    It is always so sad to here that another one of “THE MOMS” from the neighborhood has left us. Such a kind and gentle lady. She always seemed to have that sweet smile on her face every time I saw her. Even if you weren’t having the greatest day, you left with a smile on your face too. I’ve always been thankful for that circle of Mom’s we all enjoyed in our AB Ave. neighborhood. So sorry for your loss Don and family.

  9. John and Donna Howe says:

    We have so much respect for the Porter family. Our sympathy on loss of their Mother and Grandmother.

  10. Denise Mitchell says:

    Although your mom wasn’t with us long,she was still part of our Standford lodge family. She was a quiet sweet little lady. She exhibited herself as such. Praying for strength for your family.
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