Obits – Ruth A. Porter

Ruth A. Porter, age 84, of Waconia, formerly of Towner, N.D., passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at her home in Waconia.
Memorial service held Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Westview Acres Chapel (433 West 5th Street) in Waconia with Rev. Helmar Heckel officiating. Gathering of family and friends one hour prior to the service on Thursday.
Ruth was born on April 1, 1929 in Butte, Mont., the daughter of Charles and Ada (Morton) Enlow. On June 8, 1948 Ruth was united in marriage to Robert Porter in Fargo, N.D.
Ruth enjoyed quilting prayer shawls for the wounded vets overseas, and also crocheting in her pastime. She volunteered at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia and sewed dove bags for hospice patients. Ruth served on the weed and water board for eight years in McHenry County, N.D. She was the office manager at P and H Motor Company in Towner, N.D. Ruth was a charter member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority at NDSU in Fargo.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Robert; brother’s John and Paul Enlow.
Ruth is survived by her loving family children Sharon Ericson of Northwood, N.D., Kathleen Hansen of Buringham, Alabama, Bruce (Linda) Porter of Lewistown, Mont., Joyce (Joel) Boucher of Fessenden, N.D., Dean (Joy) Porter of Waconia; grandchildren Russell Ericson and special friend Christie, Margaret (Phillip) Bernstein, Stephanie (Kris) Reyner, Jesse (Lora) Hansen, Julia Porter, Nolan Porter, Katie Boucher, Kasey Boucher and fiancé Erin Falk, Michael and Courtney Porter, Erin Porter, Sara Porter, Brian Porter; great-grandchildren Amy, Nathan, Isabelle, Paul, Mark and Maddox; brother-in-law Donald Porter of Spokane, Wash. Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.

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