Mary Louise Porter, age 85, died on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Hospital - St. Marys Campus, with her family at her bedside. She was born July 24, 1932 in Augusta, WI. to Arthur and Olga (Waller) Magnussen. Mary was the most awesome mother, grandma, and great-grandma ever. She was a dedicated R.N. for over 50 years. She was a strong, faithful, Christian woman who loved the Lord and her family with all her heart.
She is survived by her children Lisa Cadenas (Ricardo), Victoria Pullum (Michael), Gina Baltes, and Steven Baltes (Chris); Nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; grand-dog Joey; her sister Beverly Henderson, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, CJ Porter, Eugene Baltes, and Joseph Civinelli; her siblings, Jean Chapel, Dorothy Leonardi, Neal Magnussen and Audrey Magnussen, and her parents.
Arrangements are with Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW Rochester, MN 55901 www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
Mary was a wonderful neighbor and friend. She delivered fruit each Christmas to neighbors and was always available for a talk.
We feel so thankful to have known such a strong, loving, faithful woman. She will be missed greatly by anyone who know her. Much love to all Mary's family.
The Scott & Terri Hurley family
What a sweet lady Mary was. She was always a pleasure to be around with her pleasant personality and strong faith.
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