Borchers, William 1879-1955
BORCHERS, JOHNSON, EILTS, WITT, STEPHENS
Posted By: Janet Schuldt, Volunteer (email)
Date: 3/19/2010 at 19:13:37
Le Mars Globe-Post, Le Mars, Plymouth, Iowa, USA Monday, March 21, 1955
Wm. Borchers, long time resident of Preston township, died suddenly at his home at 327 3rd Ave. N. W., Le Mars, about 10:15 Friday morning, March 18. Funeral services were held Monday, March 21, at 2 o'clock at St. John's Lutheran church, Preston township. Rev. Henry J. Dirks officiated. Interment was made at Preston, township cemetery under the direction of the Mauer funeral home. Pallbearers were six grandsons of the deceased.
Mr. Borchers was born at Monee, Illinois. May 10, 1879, the son of Bernard and Anna Borchers. In early infancy he became a child of God and was baptized in the Lutheran faith. When he was two years old he came with his parents to Plymouth county, where he grew to young manhood. He was confirmed at the age of 15 and remained true to his faith which he confessed until his death.
On March 2. 1905 he was united in holy matrimony to Margaret John at the home of her parents. After their wedding they moved to their new home in Preston township where they farmed until they retired and moved to Le Mars in March of 1945.
Six children, 3 sons and 3 daughters, were born to this union.
Mr. Borchers made and held the esteem of many friends because of his willingness to accept responsibility in his church and his community.
Mr. and Mrs. Borchers celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in March of this year.
He leaves to mourn, his wife Margaret; three sons Ed and Herman of Akron and Jack of Le Mars; and three daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Eilts (Emma) of Ireton, Mrs. Alfred Witt (Minnie) of. Hawarden and Mrs. Lyle Stephens (Marie) of Le Mars; eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and one brother John of Akron.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 6 brothers and three sisters.
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