Delmond Wesley Borg, age 89, of Dassel, formerly of Cokato, was called home to his Lord and Savior Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at Lakeside Health Care Center in Dassel.
A memorial service will take place Saturday, Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. at Elim Mission Church of Cokato.
There will be visitation Friday, Jan. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato, and one hour prior to the memorial service Saturday.
Spring interment will be at the Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Cemetery of Cokato.
Arrangements are with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Service; www.swansonpeterson.com.
Delmond was born Dec. 30, 1927, at Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis. He grew up first in Watertown, and attended grade school at Sunnyside Country School. His family then moved to a farm southwest of Cokato.
Delmond graduated from Cokato High School in 1945. He played both basketball and baseball in high school.
After high school, he farmed with his father, and attended the University of Minnesota Agricultural School.
At a friend’s wedding, Delmond met the love of his life, June Carlson. They were married Sept. 10, 1949, and made their home on the farm southwest of Cokato, where they were blessed with three children: David, Dwayne, and Susan.
Delmond and June enjoyed traveling together. Their favorite trips were to the Holy Land in 1985, and to Sweden for their 50th wedding anniversary. Their love was evident to all those around them, as their grandchildren fondly remember that “Grandpa was all about Grandma.”
Throughout his life, Delmond enjoyed farming, and also worked for a time at Northland Canning.
In 1974, along with Tex Haapala, Bob Carlson, Tom Carlson, Doug Carlson, and sons David and Dwayne, Delmond developed Top Farm Hybrids, a seed company that continued through 2009.
He also served on the board of C&H Ag, and as president of Wright County Farm Bureau for a time.
Delmond was an active member of Elim Mission Church in Cokato, where he had served as chairman and elder. He read his Bible, and did devotions with June daily.
As an avid sports fan, he enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren play, in addition to the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family, especially picnics at the cabin.
Delmond is survived by two sons, David (Sharon) of Maple Grove, and Dwayne (Julie) of Cokato; a daughter, Susan (Kevin) Anderson of Chicago; his sister, Marie (Dwight) Nyquist; sisters-in-law Ethelyn Carlson and Lois Engel; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Turie and Evelyn; wife June; and great-granddaughters Emilee Rose Borg, and AnnaLeah Hope Borg.