Elmer Dean Portz (1939 - 2014)


Elmer Dean Portz, 74, of St. Elmo, died on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at his home.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Chrch in St. Elmo, with the Rev. Joseph Simburger officiating. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery in rural St. Elmo. Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until noon on Wednesday at Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home in Brownstown. Memorials: Lincolnland Hospice, 1004 Health Center Drive, Mattoon, Ill. 61938.
Mr. Portz was born on Friday, Oct. 13, 1939, in Avena, the son of William and Clara Buff Portz. He married Marcella Crouch on Sept. 6, 1958, at the St. Clare Rectory in Altamont.
Survivors include his wife; son, David Portz and his wife Karen of St. Elmo; and daughters, Cathy and her husband David Sidwell of Effingham, Ramona Blankenship and special friend Roy McWhorter of St. Elmo, and Deborah Rosetto of Vandalia.
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Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home
College & North
Brownstown, IL 62418
(618) 427-3344
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Published in The Leader-Union from Sept. 16 to Sept. 24, 2014