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Donald “Donnie” E. Porter

March 23, 1943 – November 5, 2016

Stayton – 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.

His 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.

He 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.

Mass 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.

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