Donald R. “Bob” Poortenga, 68, of Waupun, passed away after a battle with cancer on Friday, May 18, 2012 at Hospice Home of Hope in Fond du Lac surrounded by his loving family.
Bob is survived by his wife of 42 years, Carolyn (Ostwald); a son, Ryan of Milwaukee; a daughter, Rhonda Roedl of Beaver Dam; two granddaughters, Cassidy and Audrey Roedl; one great-granddaughter, Kairi Mae of Beaver Dam; four brothers, Gene (Christine) of Green Lake, David (Donna) of Brandon, Douglas (Carla) of Fairwater, and Daniel of Berlin; two nephews, Jason and Jeff; and stepmother, Dixie Poortenga of Jenison, MI.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father.
Special thanks to Martin Van Ess, Jim and Nancy White, and Ken Perry for supporting Bob during his illness.
A memorial gathering for family and friends will be held Wednesday, May 23, 2012 from 4-7 p.m. at the Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun.
A private interment service will be held at a later date