Borchardt, Sr. Edwin H.
Edwin H. Borchardt, 89, Marshfield, died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Gold Horizons Assisted Living under the care of Ministry Hospice.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Christ Lutheran Church, 1208 W. 14th St., Marshfield. Rev. Edwin Borchardt, Jr. and Rev. Daryn Bahn will officiate. Burial will take place in Hillside Cemetery. The visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Rembs Funeral Home, 300 S. Oak Av., Marshfield, and on Wednesday from 9:30 am until service time at Christ Lutheran Church, Marshfield.
Edwin was born on September 7, 1924 in the Town of Wien to Lawrence and Anna (Laack) Borchardt and attended Briggs School in the Town of Wien. He married Darleen C. Woldt on August 21, 1948 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fenwood. The couple was blessed to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with their family in August 2013.
The Borchardts farmed in the Town of Wien for 30 years and Ed also worked at several mobile home factories. They moved to Abbotsford in 1975 and Ed worked as a self employed carpenter. Ed and Darleen found fulfillment in working with the Laborers for Christ, helping with 11 church construction projects. They moved to Marshfield in 1992 where Ed worked part-time at Menard's until retiring in 2006. Ed served as an elder in the Lutheran church and sang in the men's choir. Faith and family were important to him.
His hobbies included wood working, particularly carving wooden chains for all his family members, playing cards (he almost always won!) and working on puzzles.
He is survived by his wife Darleen and their children, Dennis (Mary) Borchardt of Wausau, Steven (Linda) Borchardt of Rib Lake, Larry (Esther) Borchardt of Mosinee, Gail (Allen) Jicinsky of Spencer, and Edwin (MaryLynn) Borchardt, Jr. of Henning, MN. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents, 2 brothers, Arthur in infancy and Lester, and 2 sisters, Erna Paulson and Esther Stroetz.
Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com
Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Feb. 10, 2014
Rembs Funeral Home
300 South Oak Avenue Marshfield, WI 54449