Jesse B. Porter, Jr., age 82, of Lake Havasu City, AZ. and formerly of Wilmette, IL, Northbrook, IL and Three Lakes, Wisconsin, died Monday, June 17, 2013 at his home in Lake Havasu City.
He was born November 20, 1930 in Chicago to Jesse B. And Sarah (Berry) Porter. In the early 1940’s his family moved to Skokie, IL where he graduated from Niles Township High School in 1949. After one year at Southern Illinois University he enlisted in the Army. He served until 1955 and was discharged as a 1st Lieutenant.
Jesse joined his father’s business, Uptown Dental Laboratory as a dental technician from which he retired as President in 1997. As well as being a devoted husband , father, grandfather, friend and neighbor, he was an avid musky fisherman, hunter, and trap shooter. He loved boating, snowmobiling and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Barbara E. (Sjostrom) Porter; three children, Jesse B. ‘Chip’ (Sherry) Porter of Lake Zurich, Matthew R. Porter of McHenry, Pamela A. (Dan) Mahachek of Arlington Heights; four stepchildren, David Barnard, Lisa (Greg) Risinger, Lynn (Jim) O’Toole, Laura (P.J.) Caranni; grandchildren, Kirk Porter, Erik Porter, Thomas Mahachek, Jennifer Mahachek, Sean Mahachek; two sisters, Sally Phipps, Betty (Wade) Weisman; brother-in-law, Geoffrey Sjostrom; and a sister-in-law, Marian Sjostrom.
He was preceded in death by his second wife, Mary Roberts Barnard in 1993; and his parents.
A memorial visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the service at 12 noon on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050.
Inurnment will be in Third Lake, Wisconsin.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, the family suggests memorials to the Movement Disorder Center at Mayo Clinic, 13400 E. Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85259 or to Hospice of Havasu, 365 S. Lake Havasu Avenue, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86405.
For information call the funeral home at 815-385-2400 or send the family an online condolence at www.justenfh.com