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Patton, Orvil  
Patton, Orvil J. Orvil J. Patton, age 92, New London, passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2014. He was born on April 11, 1922, in Royalton (Baldwin's Mills), son of the late Raymond and Julia (Lambert) Patton. He was united in marriage to Alice Davy, on May 3, 1948, in New London. She preceded him in death in 1984. Orvil owned and operated Patton's Meat Locker for over 30 years, retiring in 1985. Orvil served his country in the Army, 35th Infantry as a Medic during WWII. He was a member of Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. He enjoyed golfing, gardening, fishing, skiing, baking and watching the Packers on TV. Orvil is survived by his daughters, Mary Jo Patton (Pat Miles), Amherst Junction; Diane (Raul) Heras, Marshal, Virginia; sons, Mark (Elise) Patton, Baraboo; Tom (Anne) Patton, Crystal Lake, Illinois; and David Patton, Sturgeon Bay. Twelve grandchildren: Andrew (Amanda), Kathleen, Kelsey (Matthew), Jesse, Jason, Alison, Sophie, David, Christopher, Elisabeth, Melissa (Stephan) and Bettina and also other relatives and friends further survive him. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and sisters, Lola Krause and Dolores Wandtke. A Memorial service will be held in the spring. Another obituary will be run in the spring with the service times. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Trinity Terrace and also the staff at Washington Center and Heartland Hospice.
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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Dec. 20, 2014
Porter, David  
Porter Sr., David L. David "Dave" L. Porter Sr., Appleton, age 79, died Wednesday, December 17, 2014. He was born in Bird Island, MN on July 14, 1935 to the late William Earl Porter and Olive (Taylor) Porter Stucke. David served in the U.S. Army from 1958-1960. He married Annette Larson at Maynard Lutheran Church on April 29, 1961. Together, they moved to Appleton from Dalton, MN in 1967 before settling in Little Chute in 1970. They returned to Appleton in 2009. David worked for Little Chute Elevator from 1968-1985 and Stock Lumber in Appleton from 1989-1999. He volunteered as a Cub and Boy Scout leader and was involved with United Commercial Travelers as an officer for over 10 years. David was a member of Peace United Methodist Church in Kaukauna. David is survived by his wife of 53 years, Annette; daughters: Melanie Porter Kunz and Debbie Plach; sons: David L. Porter Jr. and Randy Porter; grandsons: Jordan Plach and Adam Porter; and siblings: Hazel Richards, William, Allen and James Porter. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his sisters: Ruth Fransen and Helen Ryan and their spouses; and his brother-in-law: Lowell Richards. Visitation will be held on Monday, December 22, from 9:00 am until the time of service at 11:00 am at PEACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (2300 E. Wisconsin Ave., Kaukauna). Rev. Lucretia Fehrmann will be officiating. Military honors are to follow. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery. To sign the guest book, please visit oconnellfh.com The family would like to thank the Fox River Nursing Home staff, the nurses of 7th floor at AMC, and all of the doctors who have helped Dave through his illness for their compassionate care.
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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Dec. 18 to Dec. 21, 2014
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