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Walt was my mentor, friend and I always looked upon him as a big brother. Being around him was always like being in the sun. My regret is that I did not make it back to Iowa before he passed. The mold was broken after Walt entered the world.


Posted by: Merton Reynolds - Tucson, AZ - Friend   Dec 05, 2017

Extending my condolences to Viola and the entire Portwood family. We were neighbors for years & I can still hear Walt's laughter in my head- it was so contagious that it always made one smile. Walt touched a lot of lives and his memory will live on for years to come. May God bring you the comfort and peace that can only be found through our Lord Jesus Christ.


Posted by: Ann (Gorsh) Schulte - Iowa City, IA - neighbors in the 50's,60's 70's   Dec 10, 2015

Walt so sorry for your Loss.


Posted by: Mike Kopf - Iowa City, IA - friend   Dec 10, 2015

SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS !!


Posted by: EUGENE SCHROPP AND TRISHA BAUGH - MARENGO, IA - FRIEND   Dec 09, 2015

sorry for your loss....


Posted by: bob dane - iowa city, IA - friend   Dec 09, 2015

To all the family, you have our deepest sympathy. What a great guy, he always put a smile on my face, we will miss him dearly.


Posted by: Doug & Sandy Owens    Dec 09, 2015

I'm very sorry to hesr of your loss. You all have my deepest heart felt sympathy. William Sedlacek


Posted by: William Sedlacek - Iowa City, IA   Dec 09, 2015

You all have my deepest heart felt sympathy and this time of your loss.


Posted by: William Sedlacek - Iowa City, IA - Friend of Sharon and Debbie   Dec 09, 2015

I always enjoyed the Portwood Reunions when I was little Dad and Walt would always tell so many funny stories of their younger times. Some say Walt was named after my Dad, Walter Kopf, Lena was my Grandpa Kopf sister. I'm so sorry for the Portwood family's loss, Walt was a wonderful person, my Dad will be at Heaven's Gate waiting for him. They have so much to catch up on.


Posted by: Kay (Kopf) Burr - Vinton, IA - My Dad's cousin   Dec 08, 2015

we are so sorry of your loss. Love you all Russell Bonnie Stagg


Posted by: A friend   Dec 08, 2015