Stanton E. Portz

June 29, 1947 ‒ October 06, 2021

Loudonville, Ohio

Stanton E. Portz passed away suddenly Wednesday, October 6, 2021, on the land that he loved. He was 74.

He was born on June 29, 1947, in Ashland, Ohio to parents Harry & Thelma (Stitzlein) Portz.  Following Stanton’s graduation from Loudonville High School in 1965, he joined the National Air Guard and proudly served from 1967-1973.  During this time, he married the love of his life, Kay Hunsberger on March 1, 1969.

Stanton grew up on the family dairy farm, established in 1934, working alongside his father, mother, and brother Carl.  This learning opportunity instilled within him a life-long, never-wavering work ethic that made his family proud.

Eventually, Stanton and Kay took over the family farms.  The years that followed, he always cherished the help of their children, his brother, nieces, and nephews, leaving them all with priceless memories.

As his family grew, the farms were established as Windswept Hills Dairy LLC.  He was so proud and blessed to have his son, Jason, and grandson, Nolan, continue farming with him.  His other children, grandchildren, and great-grandson would help whenever possible, which brought a smile to his face, warmed his heart, and joy to his soul.

Stanton was a kind, quiet man with a gentle soul and a big heart.  He lived and breathed for his wife of 52 years, his children, grandchildren, great-grandson, and his beloved farms.

He is survived by his wife Kay Portz; his children Kandi (Dan) Portz Novak, Jason (Missy) Portz, Josh (Jaime) Portz, and Shannon (Kevin) Portz-Endslow; grandchildren Luke, Noah, Maggie, and Will Novak; Nolan (fiancé Kendra Cline)and Conner Portz; Grant and Sidney Portz; Hudson, Summer, and Kaytelyn Endslow; great-grandson Kaceton Portz; his brother Carl (Lucretia) Portz; and his brother-in-law Larry Kick.

In addition to his parents, Stanton was preceded in death by his sister, Janice Kick

The Portz family will receive friends and family Wednesday, October 13, 2021, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Snyder Funeral Home- Lindsey Chapel, Loudonville. A funeral service will take place Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home.

Contributions in Stanton’s memory may be made to the Loudonville FFA Alumni at the funeral home during calling hours or mailed to 421 Campus Avenue, Loudonville, Ohio 44842.

Snyder Funeral Home-Lindsey Chapel is honored to serve the Stanton Portz family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at


  • Kay, Shannon, Kandi, Jason, Josh, & Family:

    Our deepest condolences go out to you all. Stanton was truly a wonderful man. So many fond memories growing up and being part of the Portz family. Stanton was always right there in all our adventures on the farm. There was always a smile followed by his one of a kind laugh. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    With Love,
    Jerrica, Lance, Addison, & Seth Lowe

  • Our deepest sympathy to all of you now and in the days to come. Stanton’s passing will leave a huge void for all who knew this quiet man. May you find peace and healing in faith, family and friends, and find comfort in knowing his legacy will be carried on through his children and grandchildren.
    Dick and Marla

  • My deepest condolences to the entire Portz family 💜 Stanton was a wonderful man and I am so glad I was able to work with him and his cows. He will be missed by many people. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Jason , Missy snd Family,
    We are so very sorry to hear about your loss. Hold on to all your special memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Marsha and Al Sigg

  • Dear Kay and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Stanton. I remember having the honor of being a bridesmaid in your wedding. Please know you are in my prayers as you walk through this time in your life. You have my deepest sympathy and I will pray for you and your family that God will wrap his arms around you and guide you. Heaven certainly has a Special Angel watching down upon you. Within your memories, Stanton will always be with you.

    With my Deepest Sympathy,
    Connie (Kick) Hoffa

  • Our condolences to the Portz family. He leaves a loving and caring family that will carry on in his footsteps! Keep the memories and may God Bless
    Butch and Judy Pollard

  • Kay and Family,

    So sorry to hear of your sudden loss. It’s been many years since our paths have crossed and we played together…but my heart aches for you and your family. May God comfort all of you.

    Lynn Wigton Baker

  • Dear Kay and family,

    There aren’t enough words to express our sorrow on the passing of Stanton. He was one of the blessed ones that did what he loved and loved what he did. Stanton had such passion for his family and life on the farm. Hold each other close as you all were his pride and joy. You are heavy on our hearts and in our prayers.
    Peg and Ed

  • My heartfelt sympathy to all the family. I always enjoy going to Stantons family farm. Stanton was always there first thing in the morning to greet me with a smile and helping hand. He is the only man I’ve ever tested milk for that kept such detailed and accurate records on each individual cow (which I really appreciated!). He truly took great pride in his work, farm and family. He is a great role model for all. It was my privilege to get to work for him. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family.

  • We are so sad to hear of Stanton passing. He will be deeply missed.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Russ and Julie Nelson and family

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