Welcome to the memorial page for

Karen (Kinane) Porst

July 25, 1939 ~ December 27, 2017 (age 78)

Karen Porst, 78, of the Savannah Lakes Village, wife of the late Robert ‘Bob’ Porst, died Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Self Regional Healthcare, Greenwood, SC.  She was born in Chicago, IL to the late Daniel Kinane and Charlotte Munzer Kinane.

Karen was an active member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, a Eucharistic Minister, served on the Bereavement committee and was involved with the women’s club.   She was an enthusiastic volunteer in the community working with many organizations including the Helping Hands of McCormick County and the Humane Society of McCormick County. Karen enjoyed her relationship with a Red Hat group in Savannah Lakes.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Tom Porst and a son-in-law, John Gehrig.

Karen is survived by her children, Tom Drabik (Mary) of Deerfield Beach, FL, Tim Drabik (Patty) of Lighthouse Point, FL, Dan Drabik (Sandra) of McCormick, SC, and Mary Kusiciel of McCormick, SC, Mark Porst (Betsy) of Chicago, IL, Dan Porst of Elk Grove, IL, Kathy Gehrig of Crystal Lake, IL, and Anne Tressler (Mike) of Edina, MN; thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, December 30, 2017 in Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 1401 Greenwood Hwy, McCormick, SC 29835 with Rev. Father Robert Sayer officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Good Shepherd Catholic Church Columbarium.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, in memory of Karen, may be sent to the Humane Society of McCormick County, P.O. Box 900, McCormick, SC 29835 or to Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 1401 Greenwood Hwy., McCormick, SC 29835.

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Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Abbeville is assisting the Porst family.

 Service Information

Mass of Christian Burial
December 30, 2017

11:00 AM
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
1401 Greenwood Hwy
McCormick, SC 29835

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