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Gordon LeRoy Borchers, 80, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006, in the Northern Montana Care Center in Havre of natural causes. His funeral service is today at 2 p.m. at the Holland & Bonine Funeral Home, with Pastor Tim Zerger officiating.
   Burial will follow at the Highland Cemetery. Gordon was born Sept. 10, 1925, in Grand Forks, N.D., to William and Anna (Wyne) Borchers. As a young boy he moved with his family to Missoula, where he was raised. He attended Central High School in Missoula.
   He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1944 and was honorably discharged in 1946. On July 14, 1947, he married Winifred Brouse in Missoula.
   Gordon worked for John R. Daly Co. in Missoula. He worked and lived in many places in Montana before settling in Havre in 1956, where he worked at Rocky Mountain Packing.
   Gordon was a sport enthusiast and attended all sporting events, especially high school sports. He was also an avid watcher of professional sports on TV.
   Gordon was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. He is survived by his wife, Winifred Borchers of Havre; daughter: Nancy (Roy) Northey of Helena; son, William (Lynne) Borchers of Lee's Summit, Mo.; sisters, Shirley Miller of West Point, Calif.; Dorothy Visith of Kent, Wash.; brother, Ronald (Connie) Borchers of Terrebonne, Ore.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

[Havre Daily News (MT), 23 Jan 2006]

[courtesy of Maureen and Ed Weatherly]

Grave marker for Gordon L. Borchers in Highland Cemetery, Havre (Hill county), Montana.

   The public relations officer at Camp Wolters. Texas, has announced that Gordon L. Borchers has arrived there to begin his basic training as an infantryman. He has been assigned to a battalion that specializes in rifle training. I Private Borchers is the son of Mrs. William Borchers, 331 South j Fifth street, west.

[The Missoulian, Missoula, MT, 07 Sep 1944, Thu, Page 3]

BORCHERS IN PARATROOPS Private Gordon L. Borchers, son of Mrs. William Borchers, 806 East Broadway, has won the right to wear the "Boots and Wings" of the United States Army paratroops at Fort Bennlng, Georgia, parachute school, where he has completed four Di-i weeks of jump training during which time he made five Jumps, the last a tactical night jump involving a combat problem on landing.
[The Missoulian, Missoula, MT, 21 Jan 1945, Sun, Page 3]

the selective service has reported the discharge of the following named veterans: Lloyd S. Hettick,; Gordon L. Borchers, Joe Nagy and Robert E. Mahood.

The Missoulian, Missoula, MT, 11 Jul 1946, Thu, Page 10]

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