Norman "Gene" Borger
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NORMAN BORGER "Gene" Norman, age 84, was born on August 23, 1919, in Fresno, CA, to Alexander and Anna Diel Borger. He passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2004, in Cottage Grove, OR. Most of his life was spent in Fresno until moving to Cottage Grove ten years ago. He married Lillian Miller in Fresno on March 20, 1943. Norman was in the 11th Army Horse Calvary and in the U.S. Army Air Force in WWII. He worked in partnership with his father in 'A Diel Grocery Store' (in Old Russian Town) in Fresno and later owned and operated a liquor store. He enjoyed old cars, restoring a 1937 Chevy, loved to fish, and was renowned for his German sausage, a family tradition. He was board member of Twilight Haven Convalescent Home in Fresno and a member of the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America, Yosemite chapter. He was a volunteer with Lane Wheels. He was always there for his family. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Borger is survived by his wife; two sons, Kurt Borger of Clovis, CA, and Dave Borger of Cottage Grove, OR; sister, Frances Hogan of Fresno, CA; and brother, Tom Borger of Morro Bay, CA. He enjoy- ed time with his favorite brothers-in-law Don, Bud, and Shannon. There will be no service. Interment will be at Belmont Memorial Park in Fresno, CA. Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel Cottage Grove, OR (541)942-0185
Published in Fresno Bee on Aug. 3, 2004.
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