MARVIN L. BORCHERT
Marvin Louis Borchert, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother passed away at age 66 on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 from injuries sustained in a construction accident in Backus, MN.
Funeral services will be at Trinity Lutheran Church, Faribault, on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. with the Reverend Steven J. Kuehne officiating. Interment will be at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.
Visitation will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home on Friday, May 1, 2009 from 3 to 8 p.m. and also at the church on Saturday for one hour prior to the service.
Marvin was born on March 28, 1943 to Harold and Beata (Hoffman) Borchert in Faribault. He graduated from Faribault High School in 1961 and attended the University of Wisconsin, Stout. On August 12, 1967, Marvin married RuthAnn Schwartz and they had four children: David, Rebecca, Michael and Sara. Marvin spent the past 15 years working as manager of Jandro Excavating and Faribo Well & Septic. He found great pride in working the family farm, Maple Wood Farms, where he raised crops and cattle. His passion in life was his family and the farm. He had an enthusiasm for traveling all over the United States with his wife in their motor home. He enjoyed elk and deer hunting, and fishing trips to Canada. His love for woodworking created many projects for him throughout his life. Marvin lived every day through his faith in God and always looked for the best in everyone.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, RuthAnn “Fritz”; his children, David Borchert of Faribault, Rebecca (Borchert) Zoubek of Faribault, Michael Borchert and his fiancée, Holly McBeth of Faribault, and Sara Borchert of Faribault; his grandchildren, Jacob Borchert, Emily Zoubek, Andrew Zoubek and Morgan Borchert; three brothers, Harold Borchert of Lincoln, NE, Robert (& Teri) Borchert of Faribault and Warren (& Marie) Borchert of Mt. Home, ID; one sister, Linda Hageseth of Elk River; and also by many aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters in law, cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Cedric Borchert.
I got to know Marv when I worked with him at Cargill in New Richland. Marv was a great person who always had a smile on his face and very friendly. My deepest sympathy for your loss. Joyce Schultz
Family, Michelle and I were so shocked and saddened to hear of Marv's death. We both hurt for you all. Yet as I have reflected on Marv's death the last couple days I think Marvin would have said something along the lines of "if it is time for me to go, I want to go with my boots on". I often thought one of the hardest things to watch is to watch a person like Marvin, waste away from cancer. He fought cancer, lived life, loved his family and his savior! Personally I treasure the memories of Marvin including the tree that came from his woods that is standing in my front yard. He loved you all so much. His roots were deep in faith and so much desired you all to share those deep roots that gave him life and meaning in life. I hope in the midst of sorrow you will also find peace in knowing he is waiting for you and you will see him again because of what Jesus has done for him. If there is anything I can do please do not hesitate to call. God's peace during this difficult time. Andy and Michelle Ritchie
RuthAnn and family, I was privileged to attend your husband and father's funeral yesterday. Who would have thought the boy on Trinity playground, the teen in Walther League and high school, would become the man to positively affect so many lives. I know Pastor Young could not have gotten us Leaguers to Valporaiso, IN for the convention without the Borchert boys! What scamps they all were. And us girls loved it. Marv's dedication to his faith and Trinity shines as an example to us all. The Lord has lifted Marv up, I pray HE does the same for all of you. God bless.
Oh gosh, don't even know where to begin. All the fun we had when we would get together as cousins, and run and get into stuff we weren't spose to. You have a super family, let them be there for you now, as you have always been there for them.. my deepest most sympathies are with you all at this time, wish i could have been there too. hope Franky gave you the hug i sent. Marv was one the neatest people to meet, Keith loved talking with him, lots in common, i guess. Dad, Cliff,and Bimbo i am sure were at the door waiting for marv to come into gods house. he is amoung the best..... my heart goes out to you, take care of each other and hug each other every day... love to you Ruthann,,,, one of you favorite cousins........Roxy Fulda, Mn... and Keith and family
Ruth Ann and Family, It really was a shock to learn of Marv's death. I can remember when I was 12 years old, Marv & his crew added on to our house. My sister and I were climbing on the rafters of the new livingroom's ceiling and couldn't get down...so-o-o here comes Marv with a big grin on his face, he teased us and finally helped us down! He always had a grin (not just a smile!!) on his face and a hearty laugh to share...he definitely will be missed. May God hold you and your family in the palm of His hand and guide you through this difficult time....God Bless. Jeanne
Hi Fritz, I am deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Marv. He will be missed by many people, including myself. He was a good friend and I will miss the times he came into work to BS snd the good times we shared at the shop. May god be with you and your family. Don.
Fritz, I am struggling for what to say-that has to be a first huh? I am so very sorry. What a GREAT family full of love! Hold one another tight and let God carry you when your feet can't take another step. Becky and Sara - Take Good Care of your mom!! God Bless You ALL - Sherry Williams
Saddened to hear the sad news. Marv was as nice a person as I could have had the experience to know. His presence in the grandstand at the Fair always was a welcome sight, and you always knew everything was under control and that each and every Fair patron that attended a show was given every possible consideration. Sorry that I will not be able to attend the service or visitation (out of town). Please accept my sincere condolences. He will be missed.
We remember the good times with Marv walking around the flea markets in Alamo this last winter, and sitting having happy hour. Our condolences to you, Fritz and your family and friends at this great time of sorrow. Our hearts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. Herb and Lana Brown Site 212 (Alamo Rec-Veh) Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Our condolences to all of your family members. Very little can be said that will help you to deal with the grief. We can take solace in the fact that a good man has left our world a little less than it was when Marvin shared it with us. In my memory I will always remember Marvin's quiet laughter. Marty & Carolynn Duncan (Marty Class of '61)
Hi Fritz ..... Becky ..... & family... We were SO sorry to hear about Marv's accident and sudden passing! Our condolences extend to all of you. We know these are tough times as you work yourselves through the grief and angst and shock of what has happened. We send God's prayers that you will be strengthened & comforted by the love of all those who are dear family & friends and who share in your sorrow. We know Marv was blessed beyond measure to have such a precious family and that he, too, was a blessing to YOU. Nothing is more important than to treasure each and every day that we share together - isn't that the truth? Robb & I are in Owatonna now (Robb's hometown)and life has changed in many ways since we last saw one another. However, we are grateful that we are doing relatively well & are still gainfully employed. We just wanted to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care now - all of you. Sincerely, Ladonna & Robb
RuthAnn - I remember when we were just kids and you first had a crush on Marv and he would come over to your place and we all thought he was so cool and he was wasn't he - so cool. What a great guy - what a loss. You and your family have my deepest sympathies - will keep you in my prayers. Find your strength in the love of your family and friends. Your cousin - Cindy Ramert, Fulda MN
my thoughts and prayers are with you all today and always. what a pleasant, friendly man marvin was. he will be greatly missed. he is now in the company of the many angels waiting to greet him and welcome him home. may god give you all peace. love sandy
My deepest sympathies in your sudden loss. Prayers for strength are being sent your way.
Hi Ruthann, Jeanne and all of you guys and kids,....I am so saddened and you have all my sysmpathies right now, I didnt know Marv really well, but well enough to say hi to & get a big smile from him.. my very last memory of Marv is a couple years back , My brother Frank was still alive and he and his fam ,and rhonda and her fam, and me a cpl freinds etc etc, were all cabining in Waterville,Mn.,,, we decdied to go to town one day and see garage sales and stuff and ''lo and behold'' who do we run into but Marv... it was like a ray of sunshine! always that gigantic smile, I mean big smeile ,he always had it,he/we stood beside this gsrage sale and chatted for a half hour!!! and thats how I remember him,smiley and chatty.. I am so sorry the world has lost such a great guy. I can only imagine your loss Ruthann, I never knew you as Fritzy but its a 'hang onto memory' of him I am sure,,, my thoughts and all prayers are with you, love Dolly
Always a lot of fun and laughter being around "Marv'n-Ruthann" as I referred to them as one person...another one of the "good guys" welcomed warmly into Heaven. Love and sympathy. Franky
You all have my sincerest sympathy for your loss of Marv. One of the few guys my husband Fred could really enjoy visiting with. And since he is not much of a socialiser that is a GOOD thing. He will be missed. With love, Diane Zemler and family
I will miss sharing my chocolate chip cookies with Marv! He will be greatly missed! Our thoughts and prayers go out for the family!
Dear Family: I had the pleasure of knowing Marv at the Minnesota State Fair. He was such a friendly, caring and smiley man! He will be deeply missed by all of us who knew him!! My prayers and thoughts are with you all! I'm so sorry for your loss!
Where do we begin? We loved you Marvin Lewis. Let's see...picking blueberries and making pie. Camping when no parent would let their kids near our site. Flying low on the way up north. Fishing trips with the guys. Your infectious laughter. Talking farming and working together. Waiting in the car with Fritz for you boys to come home from summer camp AND finding two soldiers that were feeling no pain. Cards, Parties. Meeting up at Cross Lake last summer. That was so special. You and Fritz taking our turn at age Forty. We will miss you Marvie but will always keep you close in our memories. Don't worry, we'll watch out for Fritz too Love Len and Vic
My thoughts and prayer go out to all of you. Uncle Marv will be missed in a number of ways!!!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We enjoyed Uncle Marvin's sense of humor and talking fishing! God Bless
Dear Family, I am sorry for your loss. I got to know Marv through working at Cargill. He was such a fun and nice person to be around. I am sure, he will be missed by many. PS. I think, Gene will show him his way around in heaven now.
Ruth Ann & Borchert Family; I was very much shocked to learn of the sudden loss of Marvin. We go back through all of Grade School and High School together. I remember vividly our nice conversation recently at Hy-vee andI also recall how I was so glad to hear how well things were going with Marvin's health at that time. This is really unexpected and sad. I send my deepest sympathy to each of you as you face these difficult days of his sudden loss. Marvin Bottke
Ruthann, Mike,Dave,Becky, and Sarah- My deepest sympathy goes to you. We'll definatly miss Marvins laugh, and his kind heart. I always enjoyed shooting the breeze with him, Marv had such a great sense of humor. I don't know what to say, to help ease the pain of such a sudden loss.You'll always have the wonderful memories in your heart of him. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Amie Schwartz
To Fritz and family, We are shocked to hear of your tragedy. Bob has so many fond memories of Marvin and him growing up together. We were so hoping to go on some trips together with you in our motorhomes. We are out of state currently and will not be home for another 2 weeks. Please know that our thoughts are with you !! We never know what God has planned for us!! We will contact you when we get home. Bob and Louise