August 9, 1928 - September 17, 2017
Marion Viola Porter age 89 of Arena passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the Greenway Manor in Spring Green. She was born on August 9, 1928 in Mazomanie, WI the daughter of John and Alvina (Henkel) Carpenter. She was married on January 10, 1948 to Clarence “Sonny” Porter and they were 4 months shy of celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. Marion and Sonny started dating about this time of year in 1947 and have been together since then. Survivors include her husband, Clarence “Sonny” Porter, 3 sons, Gary “Pete” Porter, Ray (Kristi) Porter, Tom Porter, granddaughter, Genny (Ed) Thompson, 3 great grandchildren, Cory and Tamala Hackl, Danielle Thompson, great great grandson, Bradon Walker, 2 step grandchildren, Ciarra and Kameron Thompson, 4 siblings, Louise Lipinski, Louie, Ruby and Peggy Carpenter, other relatives and friends. Marion came from a large family and started cooking at the age of 12 which became her life passion, cooking for others. She ran her own restaurant for 37 years. Everyone has a Marion big pancake story. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, care giver to all and will be greatly missed. As per Marion’s wishes no memorial service will be held. Online condolences available at www.staffordfuneralhomes.com. The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.