John Borden

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John Borden, 85, of Marquette, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 at his home in Marquette. 

 

John Harold was born on May 31, 1931, to Roger and Helen (Taylor) Borden in Texas. He attended school in Chicago, Ill., through the eighth grade. John honorably served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955.

 

John was united in marriage with Rita Gilgenbach. One daughter was born to this union. He worked at Hy Grade as a machine operator and Soo Line Railroad for over ten years. John retired in 1996, and enjoyed spending time with his dog and wood working. John built wooden trucks and his grandchildren’s baby crib.

 

John is survived by his daughter, Kari (Ed) Ling, of Ossian; two grandchildren, Jacob Ling and Jessica Ling, of Ossian; and one sister-in-law, Rogene Borden, of Colorado. 

 

John was preceded in death by his wife, Rita Borden on May 11, 2001; parents, Roger and Helen Borden; and one brother, Tom Borden.

 

Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 30, at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, McGregor, with a two hour visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday before services at the funeral home on Friday. Burial will be at a later date at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, McGregor, with full Military Rites. Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, McGregor, is helping the family with the arrangements.

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