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Margaret R. Porter

Published November 27,2020

Obituary's Biography:

Margaret R “Marge” Porter, age 92 passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 21.  The daughter of the late Philip and Mary (Fitzpatrick) Carey.  She was born on January 21, 1928 in Chicago, IL.  She attended Englewood High School in Chicago.  Marge passed away 38 years to the day that she lost her beloved husband of 34 years, Clarence (Buck) Porter.  Marge and Buck were married on August 29, 1948.  They made their home in Chicago for the first years of marriage and in 1960 moved to Round Lake, IL.  Together Marge & Buck raised six children and had a wonderful life.  They loved to go camping and spend time with extended family.  Every summer was spent swimming at the lake with cookouts and a bonfire.  It wasn’t uncommon to have several aunts, uncles & cousins staying at her home in the summer. Marge was a wonderful mother and homemaker.  She was an excellent cook and loved hosting all the holidays in her home.  She was famous for her brownies and homemade meatballs.  She was widowed at 54 and vowed that Buck was her only love.  After raising her kids, she loved spending time with her grandchildren.  She also worked at an antique shop with her dear friend Barbara. Marge is survived by her six children:  Mike & Karen (Wokersin) Porter, Dan & Lory (Buquet) Porter, Kathy (Porter) & Mike Fuhrer, Terry & Kathy (Keating) Porter, twins John & Jim Porter.  Twelve Grandchildren and 13 Great-Grandchildren.  Several nieces and nephews, two of which were very close to her; Don (Kris) Mobley and the late Kimberly Mobley. Marge lived and raised her kids by the golden rule:  “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”  She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Due to the Pandemic a Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 11:00 AM at Highland Memorial Park, 33100 N. Hunt Club Road, Libertyville, IL.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the “Meals on Wheels Program” of Kenosha, WI would be appreciated:  www.kafasi.org/donations.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

5 replies on “Margaret R. Porter”

  1. We want you to know that you and your families have our deepest sympathies during this time. We know that there is no words we can say to take the pain away, but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Also, please know that Aunt Marge was a large part of very special memories, that we will always cherish. She was always so loving and kind and we feel privileged to have known her. Your mother was an amazing woman and she will truly be missed. We are praying that you’ll find comfort in your memories of her and in the knowledge that she will always be with you. May God comfort and bless you and your families. With love, Rick, Susan, James.

  2. Everyone who knew aunt Marge loved aunt Marge. She Will be cherished and missed by all those who knew her. She was always the first person I looked for at our family reunions. I loved visiting her and uncle buck at round lake. My prayers are with the family. I love you aunt Marge.

  3. You are all in our thoughts and prayers as you lay your sweet Mama to rest. She and Uncle Buck are together again surrounded by all the family who have been waiting to welcome her. Aunt Marge was a special lady, warm and welcoming to all. Although you will miss her always, the memories you’ve made with her will become more precious with each passing year. Tony and I and our girls, Jennifer and Julie, as well as your cousin, Opal, send our deepest sympathy and love to each and every one of you. May she rest in Peace and Eternal Love.

  4. My heartaches to hear of the news of your mother passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Aunt Marge was a very special person touching so many lives. Her kindness and hospitality was a great example of love. She loved family! Her face would light up talking about all those grandchildren and great grandchildren. Aunt Marge was a treasure and my favorite aunt ❤. She will be missed! Wish I could be there to hug and comfort all of you. I have prayed to God and asked him to give you peace and hope and strength in your time of loss and sadness. My deepest sympathy and love to all. Julie

  5. Condolences to all of you. You guys are in our thoughts and prayers. Dan always told us how much he loved Marge’s brownies. Love you guys.

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