Barry “Tyke” Porter,“ G a y - n a - w a - B a - mind”(One Who Watches) 47, Nett Lake,
passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital on Wednesday, February 4, 2014.
He was born on June 12, 1967 in Cook to Harry
D. and Mary (Goggleye) Porter. He grew up in
Nett Lake, where he lived most of his life. He
served in the US Army Reserves from 1985 to
1993 and was dedicated member of the Bois
Forte Honor Guard. He belonged to the Bois
Forte Band of Chippewa. Tyke was employed
in maintenance first with the Nett Lake School,
then Bois Forte Housing, and most recently
with the Bois Forte Tribal Government. He
took pride in his cleaning and in all the positions
he held. Tyke was on the Bois Forte Volunteer
Fire Department since its inception in 1992 and
previously served at its Fire Chief.
Tyke enjoyed attending wrestling matches
and collected wrestling memorabilia. He
also collected monster truck and monster
memorabilia and hot wheels. He liked camping
and spending time with his friends. He will be
sadly missed by many.
He is preceded in death by his father, Harry
Porter Sr.; 3 brothers, Dion, Lance and Brian
Porter; and his grandparents: Harry & Jennie
Porter and Jess & Madeline Goggleye.
Tyke is survived by his mother, Mary Porter of
Nett Lake; 2 brothers, Gerald “Turk” (Jeneal)
Goggleye of Nett Lake and Harry (Janet)
Porter of Virginia; 1 sister, Becky Acevedo
of Minneapolis and numerous other special
relatives and friends.
SERVICES; Traditional Services will be at
10:00 AM Sunday (Feb. 8, 2015) at the Bois
Forte Government Center, where the visitation
will begin after 5:00 PM Saturday.
The Spiritual Leader will be Gilbert Smith
and the Spiritual Advisor Gene Goodsky. The
casket bearers will be: Ernie Barto, Adrian
“Nuke” Jones, Mike Connor, Shane Drift,
Allan “Buzz” Connor and Vernon Connor. The
honorary casket bearer will be: Jerry, Robbie
and Amanda Goggleye, Brian, Sam, Jessie,
Monica, Kerie, and James Porter and Jordan,
Keenan, Brandon and Christian Acevedo, along
with all of Tyke’s relatives. Military honors
will be accorded by the honor guards of Bois
Forte, Orr American Legion and Cook VFW.
Interment will be in the Bois Forte Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are with Mlaker Funeral
Home in Cook. To sign the online guestbook or
to leave send a condolence to the family, go to:
www.mlakerfuneralhome.com.