Robert E. "Bob" Porter Jr.
Robert "Bob" E. Porter Jr. JENISON, MI: Robert "Bob" E. Porter Jr., age 72, of Jenison passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017, after a lengthy battle with Myasthenia Gravis. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert E. Sr. and Ruth Anna (Radebaugh) Porter. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 48 years, Betti; children, Robert L. and Jennifer Porter, Christopher E. Porter; grandchildren, Stephanie, Ashley, Nathan and Jonathan; sister, Jo Anne Porter-Cole; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Barbara Carroll, James D. and Pat Walter, Susan and John Holmes, Margaret and Michael Pruitt, Jean Ann and Jack Duell; many nieces and nephews; cousins, Jack and Dixie Murray, Barbara Rech and several other cousins. Bob proudly served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He retired from Steelcase after 31 years of faithful service. A Mass of a Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017, 11 am at Holy Redeemer, 2700 Baldwin St., Jenison, MI with Fr. Roc Majalla celebrant. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4145 Chicago Dr. SW, Grandville and on Friday one hour prior to the service at church. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Myasthenia Gravis of Michigan, 2660 Horizon Dr SE Suite #235 Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Condolences may be sent online at www.mkdfuneralhome.com .
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