Edward E. Porth, 73, of Roanoke, IL, passed away at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 05, 2015 at the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke.
The son of Emil and Pauline (Laesch) Porth, he was born August 2, 1942 in Pekin, IL.
Surviving are 2 nephews Jim (Cheryl) Wacker of Roanoke, IL; Scott (Tami) Wacker of Hudson, IL; 1 niece Jennifer (Craig) Comparato of Elmhurst, IL; 3 sisters Sharon Braddy of Stone Church, IL, Sandy Trone of Pekin, IL, Jeanne (Max) George of Cape Coral, FL; and 1 brother Darrell Wenzel of San Jose, CA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 7 brothers and sisters and 1 niece, Kris.
Edward was a member and former head elder at Trinity Lutheran Church in Roanoke. He was an avid fisherman and loved to paint. He worked hard his entire life as a farmer.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 10, 2015 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Roanoke. Pastor Bruce Scarbeary will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in rural Benson.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke.
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