Gordon "Gordy" Porter, 79, of Burlington, died at 9:12 AM Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at his home.
Born May 4, 1938, in Mason City, IA, he was the son of Charles and Florence Clara Heinen Porter. On May 26, 1962 he married Mary Ann Astfalk in Burlington.
He served in the National Guard for 8 years. Gordy worked at the IAAP.
He was a member of the Divine Mercy Parish-St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. He and his wife enjoyed going out to eat, taking car rides, and his pet dog's. He was a life long fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Survivors include his wife; one brother, Dean (Marjorie) Porter of San Juan Capistrano, CA; one sister, Elaine (Paul) Costolanski of Charleroi, PA; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Paul Porter.
The family will receive friends 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Divine Mercy Parish-St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
The Funeral Mass of the Resurrection for Mr. Porter will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at Divine Mercy Parish-St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with Rev. Father Bill Roush as the Celebrant. Music will be provided by the Des Moines County Resurrection Choir. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. A time of food and fellowship will be held in the church cafeteria following the burial.
Memorials have been established for the Des Moines County Humane Society and the Wounded Warriors Project.