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SURPRISE, AZ - Edward Frank Portschell, age 86 of Surprise, AZ is back together with his wife, Harriet 'Hat' (nee Barnwell) Portschell who passed on March 4, 2008. Ed passed away on November 5, 2017. He was born in Detroit, MI to Joseph Frank Portscheller and Mildred K. (nee Kortz) Portschell. He is survived by their only child, Edward T. (Jane) Portschell; grandfather of Edward Christopher Portschell and Melissa Jane (Mark) Carson and great grandfather of Katherine Kay Carson, Aaron Edward Carson, Aiden Walker Carson and Kaelynn Grace Carson. Ed is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Judith Lorene Eckhart; brothers, Joseph Harold Portscheller and Erwin G. Portschell.

Ed was a proud lifetime member of the Bricklayers & Allied Crafts International and was initiated into Local 6 of Indiana in December 1947 (now part of Local 4).

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 2:00 PM at CHAPEL LAWN FUNERAL HOME (8178 Cline Avenue Crown Point, IN) with Rev. Stephen Kosinski officiating. Interment to follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Crown Point, IN. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Saturday from 12:00 PM until time of service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America or the Dementia charity of choice. Online condolences may be left at: