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Cozad Resident: Oscar G. Porter, Age 74

Thursday, June 4, 2020
Cozad Resident: Oscar G. Porter, Age 74

Oscar G. Porter

Oscar George Porter passed away Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 at the Cozad Community Hospital following a long illness.

Oscar was born September 23, 1945 in Arnold, Ne to George Washington and Ruby Frances (Swisher) Porter. He spent his boyhood years in Arnold, attending Arnold Public Schools. The family attended the Arnold Nazarene Church.

After leaving school, he worked for a number of years in the Monroe Manufacturing Plant in Cozad, Ne manufacturing shock absorbers. He also worked in Broken Bow, Ne and various places in the Northwestern Nebraska area.

Oscar married Janet Irene Long on July 3rd, 1966 in Cozad, Ne. Two daughters were born to them, Helen Janelle and Sarah Georgette. The couple later divorced.

Oscar is survived by a daughter Helen Janelle (Larry) Krouse, their daughters Daisy and Misty and grandchild Autumn and daughter Sarah’s son Anthony Gardner. Other survivers include son-in-law Mark Gardner, a sister Venetta (Larry) Hickenbottom of Broken Bow, Ne, 2 brothers Jimmy (Roma) Porter and Sherman (Louella) Porter of Broken Bow, Ne, a sister-in-law Patricia Porter and nephews, nieces and cousins.

Oscar was preceded in death by his parents George and Ruby Porter, 2 infant brothers, 2 infant sisters, his daughter Sarah Gardner, brothers Russell and his wife Patricia and Alfred Porter, sister Vivian and her husband Ivan Ditch of North Platte, Ne, and a grandchild his daughter Helen’s son.

Inurnment will be in the Cozad Cemetery. Services will be scheduled for a later date. Berryman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.