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Elsie (Garzanelli) Porter, 88, of Oglesby, died July 27, 2014, in Manor Court in Peru.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Prey-Mueller Funeral Home, Oglesby, with the Rev. Timothy Kenyon, pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Peru, officiating. Interment will be in the Shrine of Memories Mausoleum in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, La Salle. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
Mrs. Porter was born July 21, 1926, in Oglesby to Peter and Margarita (Passini) Garzanelli. She married Clyde “Percy” Porter on Oct. 21, 1948, in Oglesby. He died July 26, 2011. She owned and operated Garzanelli’s Supper Club with her sister, Catherine, until retiring in 1974. She was a life-time member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors are two daughters, Cindy Porter of Chicago and Nina (Chuck) Carretto of Oglesby; one son, Thomas (Linda) Porter of Oglesby; and three grandchildren, Steven Porter and Alex and Mia Carretto.
She was preceded in death by her husband; one sister, Catherine Farneti; and two brothers, Mario and Nino Garzanelli.
Memorials may be directed to the Oglesby American Legion or the donor’s choice. The online guestbook may be viewed and remembrances shared at www.MuellerFH.com.