Milton Porter, Jr. – Monticello

Milton Porter Jr. age 71 died Monday January 29, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family from complications of multiple myeloma.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 Saturday morning, February 3, 2018 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Monticello with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery.   Friends may call from 4 until 7 Friday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello where a parish Vigil Service will begin at 4.   Visitation will resume at 9:30 Saturday at the church.  Fr. Paul Baldwin will officiate at the services.   Thoughts, Memories and Condolences may be left at www.goettschonline.com.

Surviving is his wife Shirley, a daughter Lisa (Jeff) Bauer, Monticello a son Lee (Nichole) , Missouri Valley, six granddaughters, Alexia, Rylee, and Breanna Baurer, Victoria, Alivia and Sophia Porter, 4 brothers, Bob (Sharon), Hopkinton, David, Daniel (Star), Daryl (Deb), all of Monticello, his in-laws, Jim (LuAnn) Faber, Excelsior, N.H., Al (Maureen)Faber, Dan (Sharon) Faber, Cascade, Ann (Bob) Kerper, Bernard, Steve (Ann) Faber, Hopkinton and Mike (Deb) Faber, Monticello.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and his mother and father-in-law, Harold and Gladys  Faber, his grandparents, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Dorance Milton Porter Jr. was born July 4, 1946 at Wesley Hospital, Wadena, MN.  He was the son of Dorrance and Velma Bensley Porter Sr.  He attended elementary school in Wadena and Bear Creek, MN.   In 1962 the family moved to Iowa and he completed his education at the Maquoketa Valley Schools, where he graduated in 1965.  After graduation he began working at Collins Radio in Anamosa and later in Cedar Rapids.  He was employed at Collins for 50 years retiring in 2015.   On May 18, 1968 Milton married Shirley Faber at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Sand Springs.  Two children were born to this union.  Milton was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Monticello.  While he was working he belonged to Local 1363 of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Milt cherished any time spent with his family and especially going to his granddaughter’s events.

The family would like to thank the Mayo Clinic and Dr. Mark Valliere and Dr. Wilbur and all the staff at the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center in Cedar Rapids for the excellent care Milt received during his illness.