In Memory

Kirk Porter

Kirk Porter

Kirk Porter

Sep. 18, 1944-Feb. 26, 2018

Age: 73

Residence: Greeley


Kirk Porter, 73, of Greeley passed away February 26, 2018. He was born in North Dakota where he enjoyed horses and outdoor adventures as a child.


After graduating from college Kirk served as an officer in the military. He took advantage of the opportunity during his tour in Germany to visit many other countries in Europe. After his military service Kirk worked as a supervisor at U.S. Steel Corporation for 18 years. Prior to retirement he worked as a farm loan officer for the Department of Agriculture.  He and his wife, Barbara, were married for 45 years.


Kirk loved sports, especially basketball and rodeo. He also loved horses and trained them as a young man, including Tennessee Walking horses.


Kirk is survived by his wife, Barbara; brother, Brent; two nieces; and numerous cousins.


He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ron.


A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1800 21st Ave., Greeley, CO 80634. Burial will take place at a later date.


Memorial gifts may be made to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 28 Street, Greeley, CO 80634. Friends may leave condolences at

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03/04/18 06:20 PM #1    

Mary McGuire (Volk)

Barb Porter wanted us to know that Kirk Porter passed away February 26.  He had been in the hospital twice during February; once with flu and pneumonia and again with a broken hip. Complications set in after he was moved to a nursing home.

03/05/18 10:21 AM #2    

Sandra Swanson (Marsh)

Kirk was always helping people and I had a high respect level for him.....he would write to me on the world political issues.  I found Kirk to be warm and kind....I will miss his news

03/05/18 11:45 AM #3    

Joan Carlson (Ader (Guest))

Kirk was a friend to so many. He was so nice when we went to Valley Jr high. We went to school only a couple years and then I moved, but Kirk and I got in touch and spent many emails together. Extremely intelligent but a very kind man. I’m sorry to hear of his passing. My heart goes out to you Barbara. 

03/05/18 05:52 PM #4    

Joyce Johanson (Johnson)

Oh, so sorry to hear about Kirk.  I remember him well.  I didn't know he was into horses like I am.  We would have had a lot to talk about.  He could have helped me train my Missouri Fox Trotter, Sugarfoot, when I purchased him as a 6-year-old in 2004.  Kirk would have loved him as I do.  I still have Sugarfoot, and he's doing well as a now 20-year-old gelding.  Can't wait until spring so I can trail ride again on our many scenic trails here in the Spokane area.


03/06/18 04:17 PM #5    

Janice Vignes (Sanders)

Had a nice long visit with Kirk and Barb at the Northside over breakfast last fall-they had driven over the miles to attend the reunion--Marg Kline and her sister,Janet Eickman and myself met there for a visit and was so nice to join them -Bless the memory of Kirk -prayers Barb for comfort and peace...

03/07/18 08:28 AM #6    

Nancy Morrison (Anderson)

I was so sorry and sad to read about Kirk's passing and want you to know Kent and I extend our deepest sympathy to Barb and all the family.  We had a very nice visit with both of you at our last reunuin in Sept. and enjoyed meeting Barb -- his angel!  Both of you have been through so much these past years.  Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. May our loving God surround you with peace and love in the days and months to come.

03/07/18 09:35 AM #7    

Margaret Berg (Kline)

So very sorry to hear that Kirk has passed away.  Had a good visit with him and Barb last fall when I, and a few others, met at a restaurant for breakfast.  They just happened to be there at the same time so we ate together; what a nice surprise it was to find them there.  It was fun talking with Kirk and to meet you, Barb.  I'm so sorry for your loss.  May your memories bring you comfort.  God bless.

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