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Regene A. Porter

December 18, 1931 — September 12, 2014

Regene A. Porter, 82, of Elba, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Brookefield Park in St. Paul. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Elba. Rev. Ray Kosmicki will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Elba. Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. , with a 7 p.m. vigil service at Peters Funeral Home in St. Paul. Mrs. Porter was born on Dec. 18, 1931, at Elba, the daughter of Stanley P. and Constance F. (Mendyk) Kuszak. She was united in marriage to Derrel J. Porter on June 5, 1950, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Paplin. She is survived by three sons and one daughter-in-law, Gary Porter of Elba, Danny and Carol Porter of LaVista, and Mark Porter of Omaha; one daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Delton Myers of Papillion; and one sister and two brothers-in-law, Mary Lou and Del Pokorski of Prescott Valley, AZ and Chuck Ryan of Elba. She also leaves to cherish her memory, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Wayne and Rita Porter of Lakewood, CO, Linda Porter of Midland, TX and Delores and Paul Hoefer of Blackhawk, CO. Regene grew up near Paplin and attended rural schools through the 8th grade. She then entered the 9th grade at St. Paul High School, but finished the last three years at Elba High School, where she graduated in 1949. As a young woman she moved to Omaha where she worked at Boys Town for several years. After her marriage to Derrel, the couple first lived in Omaha where she worked as a site manager for Tycon Management, Inc. for apartment complexes in Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa for a number of years and in the 1980's the couple returned to Elba, where she worked as a library aide at Elba Public Schools for several years. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and the Council of Catholic Women. Regene enjoyed cats, word puzzles, playing cards and her Catholic faith was very important to her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Derrel on March 8, 2012; her parents; her twin brother, Eugene Kuszak; and two sisters, Pat Ryan and Marcella Koperski. Memorials are suggested to the family's choice.
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