Loren G. Borg, 83

Loren George Borg, age 83, of Cokato, entered heaven Thursday, March 22, 2018, surrounded by his family and the loving prayers of so many.

Throughout his whole life and up to his last breath, Loren praised God for His blessings and trusted God’s plan for him.

He was born March 22, 1935, in Watertown, to Edward and Inez Borg. Loren was baptized and confirmed at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cokato, where he was a member his entire life.

Growing up, Loren lived and worked at his family farm in Cokato. He had one brother, Darrell, who passed away of polio at the age of 17.

During Loren’s senior year in high school, he assumed responsibility for his family’s farm when his father passed away. Through hard work and determination, Loren still graduated with his high school class, as well as graduating from the University of Minnesota in only seven quarters.

At college, Loren met Helen Viren in an industrial psychology class. They dated six months, and were wed Dec. 11, 1965, in Duluth. After their marriage, Loren and Helen lived in Cloquet, where Loren worked at wood conversion as an industrial engineer.

In the spring of 1966, the couple moved to Cokato to focus solely on farming, where Loren expanded the business.

Loren and Helen had three children Steven, Kevin and Sara; and seven grandchildren.

Loren delighted in having his family together, and built a lake home as a gathering place for family and friends for generations to come. He was a caring friend to so many, including the close and lasting friendships that were formed during the 24 years they wintered in South Padre Island, TX.

Loren maintained a steadfast faith and gratefulness to God for all His blessings. In his last days, Loren prayed words of thankfulness to God and shared his belief and trust in Him. He proclaimed: “This is my final message – Believe it! Believe!” Loren’s faithfulness is the greatest legacy he leaves for his family.

He is survived by his loving wife, Helen; three children: Steven, Kevin (Jill), and Sara (Craig) Holje; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother.

His funeral service took place Monday, March 26 at 11 a.m. at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cokato.

There was visitation Sunday, March 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato. Visitation continued Monday at the church, one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements were with the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato.

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