Christine Poortenga (Johnson), 'Valley' of Green Lake died peacefully at home on June 17, 2016.
She was born on December 23, 1946 and is preceded in death by her parents Richard and Grace (Mickelsen) Johnson of Winchester Wisconsin and husband Gene Poortenga of Green Lake Wisconsin. She is survived by son Ty Whitpan, daughter-in-law Jill Jahnke (husband Joe) grandson Trent Whitpan, granddaughter Shannon Whitpan, sister Nancy (husband Martin Day) brother Paul (wife Greta) sister Elizabeth (husband James Wells) nieces and nephews and Pumpkin Goodcat.
During her rich and full life Chris was a factory worker, grade school teacher and Ordained Minister. She served as tarot reader at Windows of Light Angels Forever bookstore in Appleton, WI, spiritual advisor to the Wisconsin and Arizona Departments of Corrections and The Prairie Lakes Unitarian Universal Fellowship in Ripon WI. She was a friend to the Milwaukee Pagan Unity Council and Earth Spirit Coven. She enjoyed good books, good coffee and bad company.
Christ spent her retirement in service to two gentlemen cats, when her duties allowed, she loved working in her yard and attending her book club meetings.
Special thanks to the Root Group, Marigold, Josh Moss and Milwaukee PUC.
A private memorial service was held at Prairie Lakes Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 315 Eureka St. Ripon.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Milwaukee Pagan Unity Council.
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