Kenneth Eugene Borchers

March 12, 1929 ~ March 17, 2019 (age 90)


A Memorial Service for Kenneth Eugene Borchers, age 90 of Bonham, TX will be held at approximately 10:45 A.M. on Monday, May 27, 2019 following the Holstein Community Memorial Day Services at the Holstein Cemetery.  A luncheon will follow at Faith Lutheran Church. Kenneth passed away on March 17, 2019. He was born March 12, 1929 in Battlecreek, Nebraska to Alfred Charles Borchers & Lydia Augusta Heggemeyer Borchers.

Kenneth served in the US Army during the Korean War, receiving a Purple Heart, and proudly serving with Col. James Stone, a Medal of Honor recipient, who remained his close friend until Col. Stone passed away around 2010. Kenneth was a farmer for many years in Iowa. He moved from Iowa to Texas in the late 80's working first as a Security Guard, then later in the jewelry field until he retired in 2000. He married Graciela Gutierrez on July 01, 1998 in Richardson, TX.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred Charles Borchers & Lydia Heggemeyer Borchers; brothers, Milton and Ruben; sister, Ethel.

Surviving are his wife of 20 years, Graciela  Borchers; children, David Borchers and wife Sharen of Holstein, IA, Teresa Borchers of Bullhead, AZ, Mark Borchers and wife Karen of Orange City, IA and Keith Borchers and wife Shelly of Paris, IL twelve grandchildren,  John and wife Connie, Julie, Trisha, Greg, Brian, Daniel, Chad and wife Kodie, Amy and husband Dustin, Jennifer, Amber, Kyle and Kristin; sixteen great-grandchildren;  sister, Shirley Shoening; his first wife and mother of his children, Carol Meier

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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ed Childress Employee Assistance Fund at Clyde Cosper Texas State Veterans Home, 1300 Seven Oaks Rd., Bonham, TX 75418.

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