THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Gary A. Porras
Issue Date: November 1, 2017
Gary Allen Porras, 67, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 at home.
Born Sept. 14, 1950 in Menominee, Mi., to Henry and Vivian (Jarrett) Porras, he graduated from Stephenson High School in 1969 and attended UW-Marinette. He worked at the Menominee Box Shop for 20 years and then Lloyd Flanders for 10 years.
A member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, he was also an active member of the Menominee J.C.s for 10 years. In retirement, he enjoyed helping out at the Bay View Laundromat. He loved life, his family and keeping up the family farm in Wallace.
He is survived by a son, Ryan; a daughter, Jessica; two brothers, Henry III and James; a sister-in -law, Terri (Pedersen) Porras; his mother, Vivian and many nieces and nephews.
His father preceded him in death.
Visitation was held on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home in Stephenson from 11 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. Rev. Mark Laatsch officiated with burial in the Mellen Township Cemetery.