Melvin (Mel) Stephen Pordon of Lakewood passed away on May 18, 2020 at the age of 89.
Mel was born in Loretto, Michigan on March 14, 1931. He was the second child of Fortunato and Nora Pordon. He grew up in Norway, Michigan where he graduated from Norway High School. He moved to Milwaukee at the age of 19 where he met the love of his life Jean Lowery at the boarding house they both lived at. They were married in 1951 and eventually settled in Franklin, Wisconsin in a house he built himself.
Mel was always a hard worker and thru the years he worked for Tomaro Contractors, OC Equipment, Bel Aire Enterprises and E & P Services. He was a proud union member of Local 113 for 70 years.
He enjoyed gardening, ice fishing, doing puzzles and tinkering at various projects and was always ready to help friends and family with their projects too. He especially enjoyed time spent with his family.
Mel is survived by his children Dennis Pordon, Becky (Jim) Guckenberger, Marty (Peggy) Pordon and Gerald (Jackie) Pordon; his sister Rena Altobelli;his brothers-in-law Duane, Neal and Larry Lowery and sisters-in-law Lorraine, Genevieve and Mary Lowery, and Pat Pardon. Grandchildren Ryan Guckenberger, Scott Guckenberger, Stacy (Tim Viste) Pordon ,Kevin Pordon, Nick (girlfriend Kaylee Schull) Pordon, Mitch Pordon, Martin (Cebryna) Pordon, Joshua Pordon, Joseph (fiancé Joelle) Pordon , Andrew (Kelly) Pordon , Kelly (Jameson) Pelkey . Great-grandchildren, Jacob, Lincoln, Leo, Vivian, Brandon, Garrett, Ashton, Joseph Jr and Ryann. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Lois Jean (Lowery) Pordon, parents Fortunato and Nora Pordon, daughter-in-law Jean Pordon, brothers Richard and Ernest Pardon;brothers-in-law Richard, Thomas, and Gerald Lowery, John Altobelli; sisters-in-law Doris Schwab, Rosemary Lowery, Margaret Lowery, and Betty Pardon.
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