August 27, 1908 ~ January 18, 2001
Alma M. Porter, 92, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at Bradley Memorial Hospital in Southington. She was the wife of the late Kenneth W. Porter. A lifelong resident of Meriden, she was born August 27, 1908 a daughter of the late Herman M. and Augusta L. Pisall Mielke. She attended local schools and graduated from the Pequod Business School. Mrs. Porter was retired as a secretary at the Meriden Child Guidance Center. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, where she was active in the Ladies Aid Society and the Lutheran Women's Missionary League Guild. She is survived by a son, Warren W. Porter and his wife Betty of Southington, two grandsons, David K. Porter and his wife Cherrie of Southington and Randall J. Porter and his wife, Jamie of South Meriden, two great-grandchildren, Nicholas J. Porter of Southington and Jason R. Alia of South Meriden and two nephews, Robert Mielke and David Mielke both of Meriden. The funeral will be held Monday, Jan. 22, 2001 at 10 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 520 Paddock Ave., Meriden. The Rev. Robert Mikulastik will officiate. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of Beecher & Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden.