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Beatty Funeral Home Washington
Friday November 8th, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm

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Celebration of Life

Beatty Funeral Home Washington
Saturday November 9th, 2019

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Dorothy Pforts

Dorothy Marie Pforts, 85 of Keota, formerly of Washington, passed away peacefully Friday, October 25, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.

Celebration of her life will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington. Private family burial will be in the Elm Grove Cemetery. Visitation will begin at Noon Friday, November 8 with family present from 4-6:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorials may be designated to United Presbyterian Church, United Church of Faith in Keota or Hospice.

Dorothy was born May 28, 1934 in Henry Co, Iowa the daughter of Paul Silas and Eda Barbara (Conrad) Liechty. She graduated from Wayland High School in 1952 and was united in marriage to Henry Dean Pforts, June 12, 1954 at the Winfield Presbyterian Church.

She was a faithful member of the Washington United Presbyterian Church, teaching Sunday School, helping with church dinners and communion. She also was member of the American Legion Auxiliary, helping with poppies and chairing the committee.

She was employed with Sylvania in Burlington, Modine in Washington and managed HD Pforts Trucking.

She enjoyed sewing, knitting, quilting, fishing, baking and making home made noodles.

Survivors include, children, Ronald Pforts (Lisa Kalkbrenner) of Burlington, Mary Ann Sieren (Steve) of Keota and Franklin Pforts (Laura) Clearfield, UT; 8 grandchildren, Jeff Pforts, Allyssa (Michael) Gill, Adam (Michele) Sieren, Abby and Alicia Sieren, Maggie, Melanie and Samuel Pforts and 7 great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Allison, Dalton, Dakota, Drew, Henry and Liam.

She was preceded in death by parents, husband, one brother and three sisters.

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Our deepest condolences to all the Pforts family. Love Nancy Buennemeyer and Kate Sandall.

Nov 7 2019 12:00 AM

I didn't know Dorothy personally, but I've known her son, Franklin, for over 10 years and am proud to call him a coworker, brother in arms and a friend. For myself and for our employer (Blackson Arrow), we send our most sincere condolences for your loss to the entire Pforts family.

Greg Vale Oct 28 2019 12:00 AM

Beautiful Lady!! Always treated me as one of her own. Love,hugs and prayers to all of the family! Her and Dean are together again.

Tina( Heck ) Krebs Oct 28 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dorothy Pforts

ruth (Earnest) Heck Oct 27 2019 12:00 AM