Stanley George Portner, 91, of Nisswa, formerly of New Ulm, passed away at his home on November 1, 2017. Stanley was born on September 23, 1926 at home in New Ulm, to Otto & Emma (Klinkhammer) Portner. He was united in marriage to Petronilla Hauser on January 9, 1957 at St. Mary’s Church in Sleepy Eye. Together they had 6 children.
Stanley served his country in the US Army from 1954 –1956 in Hawaii. He loved his John Deere tractors. He enjoyed visiting with friends and family in New Ulm and going out to construction jobs with Randy.
Left to cherish his memory are his children: Susan (Kenny) Jutz of Alexandria, Patricia (Dean) Havemeier of New Ulm, Joan (Randy) Oscarson of Nisswa and Michael (Cindy) Portner of New Ulm. 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; beloved cat, Daisy.
Stanley is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Petronilla; sisters: Miriam Portner and Florence Portner; infant son, Joseph; infant daughter, Janice.
A memorial service remembering Stanley will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 11AM at Trinity Lutheran Church. Visitation will be on Monday, November 6, 2017 from 4-7PM at Halvorson-Johnson Funeral home-BRAINERD CHAPEL and one hour prior to the service, Tuesday at the church. Interment will be at the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery, at a later date.
Memorials are preferred to The Marilyn Covey Heart & Vascular Center at Essentia Health - St. Joseph’s Medical Center.
Caring for Stanley & the Portner Family:
Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home
Brainerd Chapel 218-829-3581