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Jesse B. Porter Jr., age 82, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and formerly of Wilmette, Ill., Northbrook, Ill., and Three Lakes, Wis., died Monday, June 17, 2013. at his home in Lake Havasu City.

He was born Nov. 20, 1930, in Chicago, to Jesse B. and Sarah (Berry) Porter.

In the early 1940s his family moved to Skokie, Ill., where he graduated from Niles Township High School in 1949.

After one year at Southern Illinois University, he enlisted in the Army. He served until 1955, and was discharged as a 1st Lieutenant.

Jesse joined his father’s business, Uptown Dental Laboratory, as a dental technician from which he retired as president in 1997.

As well as being a devoted husband, father, grandfather, friend and neighbor, he was an avid muskie fisherman, hunter and trap shooter. He loved boating, snowmobiling and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara E. (Sjostrom) Porter; three children, Jesse B. “Chip” (Sherry) Porter of Lake Zurich, Matthew R. Porter of McHenry, and Pamela A. (Dan) Mahachek of Arlington Heights; four stepchildren, David Barnard, Lisa (Greg) Risinger, Lynn (Jim) O’Toole and Laura (P.J.) Caranni; grandchildren, Kirk Porter, Erik Porter, Thomas Maha­chek, Jennifer Mahachek and Sean Mahachek; two sisters, Sally Phipps and Betty (Wade) Weisman; brother-in-law, Geoffrey Sjostrom; and a sister-in-law, Marion Sjostrom.

He was preceded in death by his second wife, Mary Roberts Barnard, in 1993; and his parents.

A memorial visitation was held June 22, 2013, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Rd., McHenry, IL 60050.

Inurnment will be in Third Lake, Wis.

For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, the family suggests memorials to the Movement Disorder Center at Mayo Clinic, 13400 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85259 or to Hospice of Havasu, 365 S. Lake Havasu Ave., Lake Havasu City, AZ 86405.

For information, call the funeral home at (815) 385-2400 or send the family an online condolence at www.


Tuesday, June 25, 2013 7:07 PM

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