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Jesse L. Porter

September 2, 1929 August 16, 2009
Jesse L. Porter
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Obituary for Jesse L. Porter

Jesse L. Porter, born September 2, 1929 in Bedford, Indiana, the son of Leonard M. Porter and Mary A. Pierce. A graduate of Bedford High School in 1947. He began a 40 year career with General Motors in 1947 as a student at General Motors Institute in Flint, Michigan and was employed at the Bedford, Indiana plant until 1959 at which he was transferred to Central Foundry Divisional Offices in Saginaw, Michigan where he worked in several financial positions over the next 18 years. He was then transferred to the Pontiac Foundry until his retirement in 1987. He died August 16, 2009.

He met his wife, Dolores Grether in 1946 in Bedford and they were subsequently married in 1949. Two children, Steven and Julie resulted from this union. He is survived by Dolores, Steve in Oscoda, MI., Julie in Greene, ME., and grandchildren Katlin Saltzer in Seattle, WA, Katie J. Porter in Lansing MI., and Josie D. Danemiller (Myron) in North Carolina.

Funeral from St. Augustine’s House 3316 Drahner Rd (2.5 miles East of Lapeer Rd) Wednesday August 19, 2009 at 11 AM. Friends may visit Tuesday at Lynch & Sons Bossardet Chapel 39 W. Burdick, Oxford from 4-8 PM and Wednesday at the church beginning at 10 AM.

Donations may be made to St. Augustine's House, Best Friends Animal Society (5001 Angel Canyon Rd., Kanab, Utah 84741-5000 or www.bestfriends.org) or the Oxford Public Library.

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