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Borcherding, Clarence J. 1894 - 1918

BORCHERDING

Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 2/6/2018 at 19:12:54

Guttenberg Press, Thur., 4 Aug. 1921.

The remains of Private Clarence J. Borcherding, who died on October 12, 1918, in a hospital in France from influenza while in the service of his country, arrived here on last Friday morning, and was at once moved to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Borcherding, Jr., in this city.

Funeral services were held at the Borcherding home on last Sunday afternoon, July 31, 1921, at 2 o'clock, Rev. J. Janzig, of St. John's church officiating. The funeral was in charge of Prairie La Porte Post No. 373, American Legion, said organization attending the funeral in a body, and deceased was buried with full military honors in the City Cemetery. The Friedlein Band also played several appropriate selections at the funeral. The funeral was very largely attended by relatives and friends from far and near. The casket was draped in a large American flag.

Private Clarence J. Borcherding was born at Guttenberg, Iowa, March 3, 1894, and therefore was 24 years, nine months and nine days of age at the time of his death. He grew to manhood here. In May, 1918, he left here to serve his country, and after spending some time in southern camps, he was transported to France, where he gave his all - his life - for his country.

Attorney G. W. Hunt conducted the services at the cemetery.

He was a kind and true son, brother and friend, always ready with heart and hand to do kind acts for others, by whom he will never be forgotten, and was a young man who made friends wherever he went.

His untimely death is deeply mourned by his father, his step-mother, one brother, Ernst Borcherding, of Guttenberg, one sister, Miss Alma Borcherding, of Guttenberg, and a large number of other relatives and friends, by whom he will be sadly missed. His mother preceded him in death several years ago.

Private Borcherding is but one of the many heroes who made the supreme sacrifice in the great struggle, yet his memory will be kept green by those countless comrades who fought side by side with him and the other heroes who have been sent back home from the "silent cities" in France.

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Note: see also his entry in the WWI Honor Roll located in the military records section of the Clayton co. IAGenWeb site.

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