Joan Porter, age 81, of Cambridge died August 14, 2021 at Benedictine Health Care Center in Minneapolis. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, August 18th at Christ the King Catholic Church in Cambridge. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Joan was born October 21, 1939, in Hibbing, MN, to Christian and Ruth (Legacy) Hookland. She graduated from Mooseheart High School in Mooseheart, Illinois, in 1957. After graduation, she moved back to MN, where she began her family.
On October 27, 1984, she married William (Bill) Porter at Christ the King Catholic Church in Cambridge. She has been an active member of Christ the King ever since. Joan enjoyed volunteering in many places throughout her local and church communities.
Joan was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Joan deeply loved and took pride in her family, hobbies, and faith. She enjoyed traveling with Bill and loved her annual camping trips with her grandkids. Joan loved to cook, and could always be found in the kitchen.
Joan is loved and dearly missed by her husband of 36 years, Bill; four children, Les (Greta) Freeman, Zoe Profant, Joan (Roy) Townsend, and John (Rhonee) Freeman; brother, Chris (Xiaoying) Hookland; nine grandchildren, Brent, Jake (Leah), Jess, Nycole (Zach), Brady (Darcie), Jonah, Alaxandra, Lori, and Addison; six great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Brylee, Brea, Jordan, Lincoln, and Emeris; as well as countless other friends and relatives.
Joan was preceded in death by her grandson, Bailey Freeman; sisters, Joyce Hookland (her twin), Marlene Geary, Lorraine Peterson, and Ruthie Phillips; and two brothers, Ron and Bob Hookland.
Bill and his family would like to express deep gratitude to the healthcare workers at Benedictine Health Center who provided care, support, and comfort to Joan and the entire family.