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Delbert Eugene Jr.
Delbert Bordner, Jr. age 89, of Toledo passed away on February 14, 2013. Delbert was born in Toledo on March 10, 1923, to Delbert and Cliva (Wagoner) Bordner, Sr. He married Frieda "Fern" Snyder in Toledo on December 16, 1945. Del was a Sgt. in the 26th Inf. Yankee Division during WWII. He was wounded during the Battle of the Buldge and received the Purple Heart. He also was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, French Croix de Guerre with Bronze Star and the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 4 Battle Stars. He is a member of the WWII Veterans History Project. His audio interview and papers are in the Library of Congress. After the war he became a journeyman tool maker at the National Supply Co. He later was the Quality Control Manager with the Burndy Corp and later retired as the Quality Manager from AP Parts in 1985. He was an active member of Epiphany Lutheran Church for over 65 years, serving as past president of the congregation and long time usher. He enjoyed bowling, golf, flower garden-ing as well as attending the 26th Division and Battle of the Buldge reunions.
Surviving are his loving wife, Fern; nieces, Janet (Dennis) Line and their son, Tim (Lisa) Line and Tyler; Connie (Dave) Master and their son, Hans (Terra) Master, and Gail (Bill) McCartney and son, Tony Eskra. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Lynn A. Bordner, and nephew, Randy Garvin.
Friends will be received in the Neville Funeral Home, 7438 Airport Highway, Holland (419-865-8879) from 2-8 p.m. Monday, February 18, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at the Epiphany Lutheran church, 915 N. Reynolds Rd., Toledo. Burial will follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Epiphany Lutheran Church Online condolences may be made to the family at
Published in Toledo Blade on Feb. 17, 2013