Portner, Helen L., Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at St. Mary’s of Michigan Medical Center. Age 88 years. Helen was born January 2, 1922 in Breckenridge, Michigan. She was married to Frederick Portner December 14, 1946. He survives her. Helen was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. She enjoyed her family especially her grandchildren. Surviving besides her husband Frederick are three daughters, two sons and their spouses, Jenny Gielczyk, Cathy (Vincent) Buggia, Thomas (Barb) Portner, all of Saginaw; Susan Ketterman, Portland, Oregon; Dan (Diane) Portner, Garden City, Michigan; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Helen was preceded in death by her daughter, Sally Portner, and seven brothers and sisters. Funeral Liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 21, 2010 at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. John Johnson will officiate with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at the Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty) where the family will be present on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Monday at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service will take place at 4:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church or the Eastside Soup Kitchen. www.snowfuneralhome.net