Harold Porting



Harold John Porting, 88, Meta, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

He was born Nov. 22, 1931, to Theodore and Cecilia (Albers) Porting, in Rich Fountain.

He was united in marriage to Rozella Hagenhoff, May 12, 1956, in Meta.

Harold served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He retired from MODOT after 38 years and was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by parents, Theodore and Cecilia; and brother, Fred Porting.

He is survived by wife, Rozella; children, Deborah Porting of Meta, Rebecca Bishop and husband Ron of Sallisaw, Okla., Christina Stokes and Stacy and Theodore “Ted” Porting and wife Gwen, all of Jefferson City; sisters, Mildred Burks and Linda Northway; and four grandchildren, one step-grandson, two great-granddaughters and two great-grandsons.

A Mass of Christian burial was held Saturday, June 20, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Meta with Fr. Leonard Mukiibi officiating. Interment with military honors was at St. Cecilia Cemetery in Meta. Memorial contributions suggested to St. Cecilia Catholic Church or the Freeburg American Legion Post.

Arrangements entrusted to Fancher-Rekus Funeral Home in Meta.


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