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Nancy Porter

Nancy Porter, 71 of Webster died on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at Bethesda Home in Webster. Memorial services will be at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at United Methodist Church in Webster, Rev. Ken Ballard will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date at Hillside Cemetery near Lily. Nancy Orel Kruse was born on May 16, 1946 to Marvel and Orel (Roseth) Kruse at Peabody Memorial Hospital in Webster, South Dakota. She was baptized and confirmed at Lily Lutheran Church. The family lived on a farm north of Lily. She began her education in Lily and graduated from Bristol High School in 1964. After high school, in the fall of 1966, she moved to Denver, Colorado where she worked for Statitor as an assembler. She married Robert Porter on January 2, 1971 at Denver. The couple continued to live in Denver for a short time and then moved to the Houston, Texas area, then, later, they moved to Phoenix. In 1989 they moved to Sumner, Washington. In 2006 they moved to Webster. She entered Bethesda Home in August 2016. She enjoyed camping in the wilderness, needlework and doing crosswords. Nancy passed away on May 28, 2017 at Webster, South Dakota at the age of 71 years and 12 days. Survivors include her husband, Robert of Webster; two brothers, Keith Kruse of St. Louis, MO and Les Kruse of Watertown, SD; and two nieces, Lisa Anderson of Bristol, SD and Debra Kruse Brown of Janesville, WI. She preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, David and James.

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I am truly sorry for the loss and pain that Robert and the Porter family and friends are feeling because of losing Nancy recently in death. Most of us have had to endure the sorrow of losing a loved one in death. What helped me the most was prayer and faith in God's promises like found here at 1 Corinthians 15: 26 and it tells us: "And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing." God's kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for at Matt. 6: 9, 10 will bring about these wonderful promises, including the resurrection. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow, but we are all guaranteed a resurrection. (John 5:28, John 6:40, John 11:23-25) Also, Titus 1: 2 tells us this promise of a resurrection: "is based on a hope of the everlasting life that God, who cannot lie, promised long ago." Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will live......And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." Isaiah 25:8 "He will swallow up death forever. For Jehovah himself has spoken it." For more comforting scriptures please visit: http://bit.ly/1K38EFt. It has given me hope, strengthened my faith and helped me find the answer to Why? I know it will do the same for you. Jehovah (Psalm 83:18) invites you to throw all your burdens on him and he will sustain you in your time of grief. Again, the family is in my prayers and I offer my heartfelt condolences. Feel free to contact me if you wish at my email address; myranj@centurytel.net I pray it will do your heart good to please watch this beautiful video (song 144) entitled "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize" https://tv.jw.org/#en/video/VODChildren/pub-pksn_24_VIDEO

Julie Jarmon Jun 10 2017 12:00 AM