Richard Borchard

Richard R. Borchard


Age 71, beloved husband, father and grandfather went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 14, 2014; born August 5, 1942 in Saginaw, MI. He was a long-time resident of Haslett, MI and a charter member of St. Luke Lutheran Church. He retired from the Administrative Information Services Dept. of MSU after 32 years of service. He enjoyed traveling the country after retirement with his wife, Mary Ann, visiting all 50 states. One of his favorite pastimes was playing golf. Family was the most important part of his life and he loved being a father and grandfather. He will be remembered as a gentle soul.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Mary Ann in 2005 and brothers Ronald Borchard and Brad Bittner.

Surviving are his two daughters, Deborah Ann (Timothy) Winsor of Holt, and Julie Borchard of Perry; son Michael (Wil Kirby) Borchard of Lansing; three grandchildren, Crystal and Kyle Winsor and Kelly Borchard. Also surviving are his brother, Roger (Nancy) Borchard of Saginaw; sisters, Rebecca (Michael) Metiva of Zilwaukee, Pamela (Keith) Offel of California, Diana (Bob) Amlotti of Alpena and Janice (Thede) Bright of Flushing and sister-in-law Jill Borchard of Washington.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 18, 11:00 am, 2014, St. Luke Lutheran Church, 5589 VanAtta Road, Haslett, MI 48840, with Rev. David A. Davis officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 16 and Thursday, July 17, 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 1730 East Grand River Avenue, East Lansing. Also one hour prior at the church on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the church or to Bethesda Lutheran Communities, Attn: Development Dept., 600 Hoffman Drive, Watertown, WI, 53094 in memory of Richard.

The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing. On line condolences may be made at


Funeral Home

Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes
1730 East Grand River Ave East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 337-9745

Published in Lansing State Journal on July 16, 2014