Dustin Kenneth Portra, 23, died at his home in Sidney June 13, 2020.
He was born Aug. 24, 1996, in Sidney, the first born son to Faith Portra Boysun.
He spent his early years living with his mom in Sidney, then moved to Culbertson and attended kindergarten there. He then moved with his grandparents, Kenneth and Darlene Portra, and his brother Nicholas to a farm north of Poplar, where he attended school in Froid and was also homeschooled. They moved to Lustre in 2008.
He attended his freshman year at Daystar Adventist Academy in Utah. The next three years of school were at Milo Adventist Academy in Oregon. He enjoyed soccer as well as basketball where he and his brother helped win a championship at Walla Walla Tournament his senior year. He went on mission trips to Arizona, the Dominican Republic and Panama, where he helped build churches, repair buildings and minister to the people. He also traveled to Mexico and Hawaii.
After high school, he moved back to Lustre and attended Fort Peck Community College in Poplar for two years completing both a welding and automotive class. He completed one semester of welding at MSU-Northern. He loved to weld and spent a lot of time working on hopper bottoms in Lustre. He then started work at Trasco in Miles City, welding train cars.
He met Loverty Lindsay in late 2017 and they were together for the next two and a half years. He moved to Sidney where he worked at Agri Industries for a year and a half alongside Loverty’s father, Billy Lindsay.
He loved his family dearly and was always willing to help however he could. He was a Denver Broncos fan as well as a Denver Nuggets fan. He and his brother spent many hours riding go-carts, playing basketball, football and having air soft wars with friends. He grew up in the Adventist faith and believing in the Lord Jesus as his savior. He was baptized on Nov. 18, 2006.
He is survived by his brothers, Nicholas and Matthew Portra; mother, Faith Boysun; grandmother, Darlene Portra; and girlfriend, Loverty Lindsay.
A memorial service will take place Thursday, July 2, at 2 p.m. at Clayton - Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point.