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Daniel Jay Porter, age 73, of Waucedah Township, passed away peacefully the afternoon of April 26, at Marshfield Medical Center Dickinson in Iron Mountain, Michigan. He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on April 10, 1949 the son of the late Lee and Mildred (Zeigler) Porter. Dan graduated from Cedar Springs High School in 1969 and then honorably served his country as a soldier in Vietnam. Following his service, he enrolled in a Police Academy in Detroit where he graduated at the top of his class. He went on to serve his community as a Cedar Springs Police Officer until retirement.

Dan married his love Patti in June 2003 and then went on to build a log cabin on a scenic river so they could enjoy retirement together. She preceded him in death on May 8, 2020. Dan was a sportsman, wonderful photographer, avid reader, and even built beautiful wooden canoes. The world is a better place for having Dan here. He served his fellow man throughout his life and was a wonderful supportive husband to Patti and his family as well as being a loyal and trusted friend. Dan is survived by his sisters, Bonnie and Nancy; his two stepchildren, Matthew and Tiffany; and his nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 1 p.m. at the Ortman Funeral Home, with Rev. James Danielson, pastor of Evangelical Covenant Church in Norway, officiating.

Memorial Contributions may be directed to the same fund as his late wife Patti – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


Condolences to family of Daniel may be expressed online at www.ortmanfuneralhome.com

Arrangements announced by the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway

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