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.
Brian Hookland says
Deepest condolences to Aunt Joans family at this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Tawna larson says
I will truly miss you auntie joanie
Patty Woods says
To my Auntie Joanie thank you for the good times you brought when we would visit. I loved that you would punch me in the arm. That was our thing even as an adult. I am so glad I got to see you and I will always treasure you in my heart. Give Mom and Dad a big hug and kiss. Love you forever your Niece Patty
Eileen Gilbreath says
Please accept deep condolences to all the family in your loss of Joan. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lynda (Hookland) Stevens says
Auntie Joannie – I am so glad that I was able to visit with you, Auntie Lorraine and Auntie Marlene with Patty and Neal in Pomona. On behalf of mom (Helen (Ron) Hookland) myself (Lynda Hookland Stevens) and Anthony our deepest condolences to you Uncle Bill, Les, Zoe, Joan and John and their families.
Donna Magdanz says
Dear John and family,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. My thoughts, prayers of comfort, and many blessings sent your way during this difficult time. Hugs to you, Donna Magdanz
John Thomas Upton says
To Joan’s Family and Friends, may care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.
I am confident that Joan is enjoying storytelling with “Mooseheart Red Ramblers” Alumni, Friends and Family Members that have preceded her.
John Upton, “UPS”, Mooseheart Class of ’70