Patricia “Pat” Ann Porter, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandma passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at the Sanford Medical Center, Hillsboro, North Dakota.

Patricia “Pat” Ann Kirk was born December 8, 1938.  She was the daughter of Harvey and Berget (Omlid) Kirk from East Grand Forks.  She attended Mallory School until 8th grade and then graduated from Northwest School of Agriculture in Crookston, Minnesota in 1956.  It was while she was in Crookston that she met the love of her life, Lynn Porter.  They married September 22, 1957 and celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary this year.  They spent their married life in the Hillsboro community.

Pat loved to play cards and go golfing with her friends.  Family was very important to her and she loved having her grandchildren and great-grandchildren by her side.  Pat was a member of the United Parish UCC-UMC  in Hillsboro, North Dakota.

Pat is survived by her husband, Lynn of Hillsboro, daughter, Lisa (Jim) Plummer of Tyndall, SD; sons, Mike (Theresa) Porter of Orlando, FL, and Greg (Patty) Porter of Hillsboro, ND.  She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, Emily W, Austin, Matthew, Brittany, Emily H,  Brady, Calle, Molly and Ebony; 2 great-grandchildren, Karsten and Madison (and another baby on the way).  She also leaves her brother, David Kirk, Grand Forks, ND and 3 sisters, Bonnie (Duane) Miller, Detroit Lakes, MN, Dorothy (Wayne) Ferencik, Bemidji, MN, and Linda (Jay) Kelly, Sioux Falls, SD. 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be sent to Hospice of Traill County.

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  1. Walhalla North Dakota
    Read this week of the passing of your Mom, mother-in-law and the kids grandmother. Sorry for your loss and we extend our sympathies to all of you –especially your dad, Lynn whom we didn’t get an opportunity to know.
    In sympathy & prayer.

  2. Arthur ND
    Lynn and family, so sorry for your loss, also thankful for the 56 years together to raise your family!
    Dale and Marie

  3. Red Lake Falls MinnPAT and I were graduates of the class of 1956 at N.W.S.A. CROOKSTON.MANY GOOD MEMORIES–
    Sincere sympathy to all of you.

  4. 56737 Middle RiverDeepest sympathy to Pat’s family. I enjoyed seeing her at the NWSA high school class reunions and will miss her.

  5. Fargo North Dakota
    I am so sorry for your loss. It’s been so good to be with Pat the last 10 years or so when we have had family gatherings. Before that we started connecting when we had boys in wrestling, that was fun too. She will be greatly missed by all. RIP Pat

  6. grandin ndLynn , My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.Pat was a great lady and will be missed by many . Cherish the memories.

  7. East Grand Forks MN
    My sincerest sympathies to Greg, Lynn, Lisa, Mike and family. Pat was so good to me in the years I knew her. She was a strong gentle woman with a kind and generous heart. My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

  8. My sincerest sympathies to Greg, Lynn, Lisa, Mike and families. Pat was so good to me in the years that I knew her. She was a strong, gentle woman with a kind, generous heart. My thoughts are with you all in this difficult time.

  9. My mom was so special to me, my heart has broken. Life will go on and I will heal slowly. I miss her so much, I love you Mom!

  10. Rothschild WIYou have been in our thoughts and prayers. Just cannot believe that Pat is gone. So glad that I got to see her at Aunt Gladyce’s funeral last fall. Hugs, Marilyn

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