Stanton E. Portz
June 29, 1947 ‒ October 06, 2021
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 SnyderFuneralHomes.com