|10/24/2018 10:07:00 AM|
Lowell Porath, 91, of rural Mt. Lake died Oct. 19, 2018, at Good Samaritan Society in Jackson.
A Celebration of Life service will be held today (Wednesday) at 10:30 a.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Alpha with Pastor Rick Bremseth officiating.
Special music will be provided by Doreen Goeman, organist.
Casket bearers will be Steve Borer, Jason Bretzman, Rodney Borer, Larry Allgood, Mike Griese and Mike Porath.
Honorary bearers will be Lowell's grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Interment will follow at the church cemetery in rural Alpha.
Visitation was Tuesday and continues today at the church for one hour prior to the service.
LaCanne Family Funeral Service of Windom is handling the funeral arrangements.
Lowell Joseph Porath was born Jan. 22, 1927, to Kenneth Wendel and Veronica (O'Brien) Porath in Varina, Iowa. He received his education at Varina Catholic Elementary before graduating from Mt. Lake High School.
In 1947, Lowell married Margaret Stenke at Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Alpha. They lived on Margaret's home place in Kimball Township where Lowell farmed and raised hogs with his father-in-law and son, Gordon, his entire life.
He recently became a resident of Good Samaritan Society in Jackson.
A longtime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Alpha, Lowell held many offices, was a member of the church dart league and taught Sunday School.
He also was a member of the Kimball Township Board for over 60 years and a member of Kimball Horse Shoes.
He enjoyed traveling the countryside, especially to the Shady Drive Inn in Storden, writing in a diary, listening to Minnesota Twins games, going to his grandchildren's activities and sporting events, visiting with others and, most of all, spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents and stepmom; wife, Margaret Porath; brother, Ronald Porath; two sisters, Kathleen Oelke and Mary Lou Porath; two brothers-in-law, Merl Borer and Richard Tew; and a sister-in-law, Diane Porath.
Survivors include his son, Gordon (Ronda) Porath of rural Mt. Lake; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and four siblings: Donald (Diane) Porath of Cottage Grove; Virginia Tew of Alexandria, Va.; Deland (Diana) Porath of Perham; and Leland (Karen) Porath of New Brighton.