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Zenda Altes

January 19, 2023

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Zenda Ann Altes, 66, of Weldon, passed away on January 19, 2023 in her home surrounded by her family. Zenda was born on July 25, 1956 to Darrell and Evelyn (Friis) Dash in Clinton, IL. Her parents and one sister, Annetta Bennet, preceded her in death. She is survived by one brother, Raymond (Judy) Dash Champaign, IL.
She married Richard Altes July 28, 1979. Together they raised 5 children, Thomas Porter (Clinton, IL), Derrick (Paula) Porter (Oregon, IL), Rob (Rachel) Porter (Weldon, IL), Marikay (James Dinscore) Altes (Weldon, IL) and Austin Porter (Deland, IL). Zenda cherished her 13 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Along with her passion of being a seamstress and having her own shop, she was also a bus driver for the Deland-Weldon school district for 9 years. She also served on the village board in Weldon for several years.
She was loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. At Zenda’s request, there will be no service.
However, in her remembrance, the family asks in lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Ruby’s Rescue and Retreat, McLean, IL on her behalf.
A celebration of life will be planned at a later date