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Norman Porter, 84 - November 22, 2017

Norman Gene Porter, 84, of Gothenburg, died Nov. 22, 2017 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
He was born Oct. 31, 1933, in Eddyville, son of William and Caroline (Ogg) Porter.
Norm spent many of his growing up years in Brady and served his country in the US Army from 1954-1956. Norm married Margaret Ann Norsworthy on Oct. 19, 1952, and to this union, six children were born.
Norm and Margaret lived in several different towns in Nebraska, Wyoming, and Colorado where he was manager of different lumberyards. Norm returned home to Gothenburg in 1969, and started S & N Building with his good friend, Sumner Middleton. As a businessman, Norm sold and built many Butler steel buildings and grain bins, and was a member of their million dollar club.
Golf was Norm’s preferred hobby, and he was pretty good at it, even sinking several holes in one!
Norm will be remembered for his kindness, integrity, and his devotion to his family, especially to his wife, Margaret. He was a long-time member of the Gothenburg First Baptist Church, and there served on various committees. Those who knew him can testify to his quiet, sustaining faith in God.
Surviving family members are four children—Brenda Huff of Gothenburg, Brad (Mary) of Fremont, Beth (Mark) Jones of Midwest City, Okla., and Bill of Gothenburg; five grandchildren—Adam (fiance Amy Dall) of Olathe, Kan., Megan (Levi) Duncan of Blair, and Amanda, Peter and Stacie Jones of Midwest City, Okla.
Norman was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Ann Porter in 2014; son-in-law, Russell Huff in 2016; sons— Bruce Eugene and Brian Ray Porter; three brothers—James (infant), Herbert and Don Porter; and his parents, William and Caroline Porter.
Book signing will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg on Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 9 a.m.-7 p.m., with the family present from 4-6 p.m.
Memorial services will be held at First Baptist Church, 1002 Ave C in Gothenburg, on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 10 a.m.
Inurnment will follow in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell.
Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church, KJLT, or Lions Club. To sign the online guest book, go to