– Donnie passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the
age of 73. He was born March 23, 1943 in Salem to Kenneth and
Louise (Etzel) Porter. Donnie lived his entire life in the
Stayton-Aumsville area. He attended St. Mary Grade School and
graduated from St. Boniface High School. Right after
graduation, Donnie joined the National Guard and then in 1959
he went to work for Stayton Canning Co., (Norpac Foods) where
he retired from in 2005 after 46 years.
favorite pastime was going to garage and yard sales. Donnie
loved his elk hunting buddies, telling stories and getting
together at Mick & Mom’s for their weekly meetings. He
belonged to the Historical Societies in Stayton, Sublimity and
Aumsville and was very involved into genealogy of the family.
Donnie was well known for his heavy laugh, playing Santa and
entertaining the little ones. He was a member of the Knights
of Columbus, Catholic Order of Foresters, and the Moose,
Eagles and Elks Lodges. Donnie was a member of Immaculate
Conception Catholic Church all of his life.
was well loved by his siblings, nieces, nephews, uncles,
aunts, cousins and special friends and will be greatly missed.
Donnie was preceded in death by his parents and siblings,
Marlene, Suzanne and Gary. He is survived by brothers: Ray (Shirlee)
Porter of Scio, Robert (Sondra) Porter of Lyons; sisters:
Carol (Jim) Perry of Rosburg, WA and Shirley (Mike) Booth of
Clatskanie and lots of nieces and nephews.
of Christian Burial will be Saturday, November 12, 2016 at
9:30 am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Stayton,
followed by a Celebration of Life at Anthony Hall, 11758
Sublimity Rd SE Sublimity. In lieu of flowers please make a
donation to St. Mary Elementary School, the Stayton Food Bank
or the charity of your choice. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.