William R. Porter

RIO / POYNETTE – William R. Porter, age 92, of Poynette, Wisconsin, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2022, at At Home Again in Rio.

William was born on May 13, 1930, in Poynette, the son of Emery and Viola (Tramp) Porter. He married Carol Bauer on October 4, 1952. William had served his country with the U.S. Air Force as a fireman. He had worked as a meat inspector for the State of Wisconsin.

He is survived by his three daughters, Cynthia (Mark) Fiore, of Waupun, Laurie (Mark) Fryman, of Lodi and Renee (Gary) Whirry, of Manitowish Waters; his grandchildren, Jamie Hon, Lindsay Nelson, Andrea Johnston, Brandon Barger, Alex Fryman, Marsha Fitzpatrick, Kevin Grams, Angela Whirry-Achten, Joseph Whirry, Tom Whirry and William Whirry; 20 great-grandchildren; a brother, Bud Porter, of Poynette; a brother-in-law, Dale (Louise) Bauer, of Waunakee; two sisters-in-law, Evadne (Lloyd) Hahn of Poynette and Ferne Johnson, of Marshall, other relatives and many friends. Proceeding William in death were his loving wife, Carol; his grandson, Lee Grams; and his great-grandson, Grayden Nelson.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 11, 2022, at Poynette Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Paul Strickert officiating. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. on Sunday until the time of service at the church. A private graveside service, for family only, will conclude the funeral service. The inurnment of William and Carol will be in Arlington EUB Cemetery.

The Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Poynette is assisting the family.