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Sylvia Irene (Stelloh) Borchert

GREAT FALLS —Sylvia Irene (Stelloh) Borchert, 68, of Great Falls, formerly of Milwaukee, WI; a loving mother, wife, sister and friend, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the Peace Hospice.

At Sylvia's request, no local services will be held. Cremation has taken place and later this year burial of ashes will take place in Wisconsin, where Sylvia will be laid to rest in St. Louis Cemetery alongside her parents. Schnider Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Sylvia was born October 22, 1945 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Ralph and Bernadine Stelloh. Sylvia attended grade school and graduated from high school in Milwaukee. She began working in the food service industry at 15 and continued to do so until she retired in 2011. Sylvia loved to prepare meals and serve others and that love could be tasted in every bite. She was particularly proud of her work/contributions to the Ursuline Center where she prepared countless meals for thousands of people from 1994-2011.

Two of mom's most favorite things were finding unlikely "treasures" and "great deals" at garage sales and scrapbooking. A "diehard" Green Bay Packer fan, mom cheered and cursed the PACK for over 60 years. Lastly, mom sure loved her children and grandchildren and she sacrificed greatly for our benefit.

Sylvia is survived by her incredibly loving, patient and devoted husband, Raymond Lee Borchert, whom she married in November of 1984; four children; Timothy (Julie) Propp of Scotland, Thomas (Cindy Millard) Propp of Red Lodge, Patrick Propp and Heidi Propp (Bob Cox) all of Great Falls; 7 beautiful grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; children of her marriage to Raymond Lee; Shane (Wendy) Borchert, Shannon (Michelle) Borchert, Allison (Will) Combs, Steven (Raylyn) Borchert; and their 11 children; loving sisters, Mary Catherine (Lyle) Skinner, Patricia Ann Imel, and Bernadine (Dennis) Zelinksi; brother Tom (Julie) Stelloh; special friend, Richard Propp; and her most wonderful and faithful friend Kay White, whom mom says, "there'll never be another like her."

Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Bernadine Stelloh; and brother Lawrence Stelloh.

Please provide any memorials to my faithful husband, Lee Borchert, 1320 9th Str. S., Apt #34, Great Falls, MT 59405, to help with travel expenses to take me home to Wisconsin later this year.

Special thanks to Sally Lydon and Angela for caring so much for Sylvia.

"My life was a wild ride and I enjoyed nearly every minute of it. I won't say goodbye to any of you, only Auf Wiedersehen - Till we meet again.

To my husband and all of our children, I will never leave you, for I will always be in your hearts and you in mine. Love You, Mom.

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Published in Great Falls Tribune on July 17, 2014
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