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 Jeanette Marie <I>Kaelble</I> Porter/Aguirre

Jeanette Marie Kaelble Porter/Aguirre

Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA
Death 6 Jun 2011 (aged 59)
Marshall, Lyon County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Pine City, Pine County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 100379072 · View Source
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Mass of Christian Burial for Jeanette Porter, 59, of Marshall, was held on Saturday, June 11, 2011, at St. Mary's Chapel, Holy Redeemer School, in Marshall. Arrangements by Rehkamp – Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall.

Jeanette Marie (Kaelble) Porter was born on November 7, 1951, in St. Paul, MN, to Albert and Audrey (Knutson) Kaelble. She grew up in St. Paul and graduated from Harding High School.

Jeanette's career was with public transportation services, most recently working as Transit Director with Western Community Action. A May, 2011, letter to the editor written by John Fitzgerald describes Jeanette's passion for her job this way:

"Jeanette is recognized in regional, state, and federal circles for her work in community transportation. She was awarded the Minnesota Transit Professional of the Year in 1991 and held seats on the Minnesota Public Transit Association board as well as being involved in the National Community Transit Association of America where she has been invited on several occasions to present her view on how coordination is vital to affordable transportation.

Jeanette inspires a culture of care and respect in how the Community Transit program of Western Community Action operates. Often, when people come to Western Community Action they are desperate for help because they are experiencing a hardship that they cannot solve themselves. In many cases they have lost hope. For Jeanette, providing affordable quality transportation to people in need is more than "the wheels on the bus going round, round, round", it is people helping people and changing lives."

Jeanette was the definition of "people helping people" and changing lives. She lived and loved with a vibrance that made her presence an unexpected gift. She was an encouraging inspiration to all who were fortunate enough to share in her life.

On November 15, 2008, she was married to Curt Porter of Marshall and a true love story was lived. Foremost in Jeanette's life was family. In addition to her career, Jeanette enjoyed canoeing, travel, spending time with family and friends. She was always vibrant and ready to join in on the action. She always revealed a true interest and compassion for mankind and enjoyed the diversity of all.

She died after a lengthy battle with cancer on Monday, June 6, 2011, at her residence in Marshall, with her family by her side. She is survived by her husband, Curt, of Marshall, children Jesse (and Bobbi Cote) Aguirre of Marshall Jeremy Aguirre (and Ann Petersen) of Marshall, Jennifer (and Ken) Sobaski of North Tustin, CA, step-children Mike Porter of Owatonna, Barb (and Dave) Wilson of Glendale, AZ, Nancy Porter (and Tom Francis) of Armstrong, IA, Debra Porter (and Robert Smith) of Marshall, six grandchildren and brother Stephen Kaelble of Moose Lake, MN. She was preceded in death by her father Albert Kaelble and mother, Audrey Kaelble.

Note: Minnesota Birth records and obituary reads birthdate of Nov. 7, 1951, gravestone reads birth year of 1952.

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In loving memory
Most Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother




  • Created by: L. Tobeck
  • Added: 8 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100379072
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jeanette Marie Kaelble Porter/Aguirre (7 Nov 1951–6 Jun 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100379072, citing Birchwood Cemetery, Pine City, Pine County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by L. Tobeck (contributor 47057145) .