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Alice M. Porior
Alice M. Porior, 96, of Coleman, passed away Thursday, Feb. 13 surrounded by her family.
Born to the late John Peter and Helen (Stark) Zehren on Oct. 15, 1917 in Cream City, she married Joseph M. Porior June 29, 1940 at St. Theresas Catholic Church, Appleton and he preceded her in death Oct. 14, 1976. The couple raised eight children on a dairy farm near Klondike until retiring to the Rost Lake area. Active members of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Klondike, she was also a member of St. Anne Catholic Church, Coleman.
She was a loving wife, nurturing, compassionate mother, tender caregiver to friends and family and was faithful to her wedding vows, good times and bad, love of her family and loyalty to friends and community.
Surviving are eight children, John (Linda) Porior, Oshkosh; Donald (Carmen) Porior, Coos Bay, Or.; Richard (Man-Li Dori) Porior, DePere; Carl (Kathy) Porior, Pound; Helen (John) Steffel, Platte City, Mo.; Dennis (Barb) Porior, Escanaba; Marie (Ron) Yanzer, La Crosse and Cheryl (Jim) Mayhew, Oregon, Wi.; 21 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a sister, Irene Clark, Combined Locks and a brother, Joseph Zehren, Cincinnati, Oh.
She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph; a son, David Porior in 1941; a sister, Helen Corso and a brother, John Zehren.
Relatives and friends called at the Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home, Coleman on Sunday, Feb. 16 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation continued Monday, Feb. 17 at St. Anne Catholic Church, Coleman from 10 a.m. until time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Father Celestine Byekwaso officiating. Burial was at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery, Klondike. A memorial fund for a scholarship has been established.