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Howard H. Borg

Howard H. Borg, age 88 of rural Waverly, died early Tuesday morning, Jan. 9, 2001, at the Glencoe Area Health Center.

Howard was born in Woodland Township, Wright County, June 24, 1912, the son of Harry and Emma (Kanehl) Borg.

He was born again to be God's own child by the "washing of the water in the Word" when he was baptized Aug. 25, 1925, at St. James Lutheran Church, Howard Lake, by the Rev. A. L. Oetjen.

On Sept. 7, 1935, Howard and Martha Quast were joined in holy marriage at the rectory of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Winsted. God blessed their marriage with five children: Joel, John, James, Clifford and Shirley.

Howard and Martha farmed for many years in Woodland Township, Wright County.

Howard is survived by his children: Joel (Norman) Duske of Montrose, John (Doris) Borg of McGregor, James (Carol) Borg, Clifford Borg and Shirley Borg, all of Waverly; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; three step great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Harriet Hass of Howard Lake; a brother, Ellsworth (Elsie) Borg of Waverly; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Martha on Sept. 14, 1999; brother-in-law, Leonard Hass; and a nephew, David Borg.

Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 11, 2 p.m., at the Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted. The Rev. Martin Schoenfeld officiated and interment followed at the Howard Lake Cemetery.

Friends called from noon until the time of the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Casket bearers were grandsons and nephews, Greg Duske, Brad Duske, Mike Borg, Brian Borg, LeRoy Borg and Harvey Hass.

The Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, served the family.

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