Donald A. Portner

February 16, 1935 ~ August 5, 2020 (age 85)


Donald Portner, 85, of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at home in Rock Falls.

          Donald was born on February 16, 1935 to Alvin and Agnes Portner.  He was a loving husband to Lulu (Quimby) Portner.  They were married on February 26, 1956.  They shared 64 wonderful years together.

          He loved working in his wood shop and tending to his garden.

          He is survived by his wife; four sons, Peter (Paula) Portner, Sr., Charles (Teresa) Portner, Leslie Portner, and Bruce Portner; one daughter, Dovie Tiemann; one brother and one sister.  There are 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

          He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two great grandchildren.

          A public visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Dixon.  Private family services will follow at 11:00 AM with Pastor Brian Vickers officiating.  Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon.

          A memorial has been established.

          Due to COVID-19 guidelines, a maximum of 50 people at a time will be allowed inside the funeral home and masks will be required.

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