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Roy “Eldon” Ports

Roy “Eldon” Ports, 90, of Polo, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 26,2019 at Polo Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center.

He was born on Jan. 11, 1929 to Roy and Clara (Roesch) Ports.

Eldon was enlisted in the U.S. Army for two years, then farmed the family’s land in Pine Creek Township until retirement.

He was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, now the Faith United Methodist Church in Polo.

He enjoyed roller skating, playing the harmonica, and he loved his horses.

Eldon was also very generous by going out of his way to lend a helping had to his neighbors with chores whenever he could.

He will be greatly missed from the stories and jokes he always told along with his laughter.

He was preceded in death by both parents; brother, William; and sister, Helen.

Eldon leaves behind his nephew, James (Kim) Ports, of Polo; great-niece, Rachel, of Rockford; great nephews, Sean (Ainsley), of Dixon, and Derek (Kennedi), of Polo; a great-great niece; and great-great nephew.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 5 at 11 a.m. at the Faith United Methodist Church, 702 E. Dixon St., Polo.

Burial will take place at Brick Church Cemetery in Polo at a later date.

Polo Family Funeral Home handled arrangements. Condolences may be sent to

A memorial has been established.

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