Jerome K. Porter, 84, of Chanhassen, was born March 2, 1935, in Minneapolis. He died Jan. 23, 2020.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, Donald and Dorothy (Tornell) Porter, and step-daughter, Lisa (and Jim) Dummer.
He is survived by his wife, Janis (Mills) Porter; children, Rick (and Debbie) Porter, David (and Jill) Porter, Tracy (and Larry) Andries, and Jim Pancake; brother, Donald (and Joyce) Porter; grandchildren, Brian, Mitch, Chelsea, Laura (and Chris), Alex, Jake, Josh, and Justin.
He was a former teacher and coach at Hutchinson, Circle Pines, and Eden Prairie. Jerry loved his family and friends, golf, fishing, and German Shepherds.
Memorial services were held Thursday, Feb. 6, at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Maple Plain.
Memorials to Summerwood of Chanhassen are preferred.
Cremation Society of MN was in charge of arrangements.