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 Delbert Dale “Del” Borchert

Delbert Dale “Del” Borchert

Carson, Grant County, North Dakota, USA
Death 24 Nov 2012 (aged 68)
Shadehill, Perkins County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Lemmon, Perkins County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 101362694 · View Source
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Funeral services for Del Borchert, age 68, of Shadehill, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lemmon. Deacon Bill Dustman will officiate with burial in the Greenhill Cemetery. Serving as casketbearers are Dakota Rosenberg, Rory Stevens, Shawn Buer, Todd Messmer, Myron McPherson, and Raymond McPherson. All family and friends are considered Honorary Bearers.

Delbert Dale Borchert "Del" was born on November 5, 1944 in Carson, ND to Otto and Barbara (Bonogofsky) Borchert. He grew up in rural Carson and attended country school finishing the 8th grade. He worked on the family farm and also for numerous neighbors around the Carson area.

In the Spring/Summer of 1969, he met Linda Messmer. They were united in marriage on November 8, 1969. They lived outside of Carson while Del worked as a ranch hand for Edward Oswald. In 1969, they moved to Lemmon and Del began working for Wolff's Plumbing and Heating. In 1970, they bought cattle and moved to the family farm by Carson. In July of 1972, they moved back to Lemmon and Del began working for his father-in-law, Joe Messmer at Joe's Heating and Plumbing until 1982. Del then started his own business.

On September 9, 1972, their first son, Quinton was born. Quinton worked for his dad through his teenage years until 1992. On October 24, 1976, a daughter, Jennifer was born, known to her dad as "the turtle". They moved to their home from White Butte to Shadehill, SD in 1978 and resided there along with Del's Plumbing and Pump Service until December of 2011 when Del retired. On June 9, 1990, Joshua joined his brother and sister and also worked for Del.

Del enjoyed riding and breaking horses, fishing, hunting, telling stories and talking to anyone who would listen. He enjoyed his family and friends the most. Del took great pride in his work, it did not matter what the weather conditions were or the time of night, "no one ever went without". He had an old school work ethic and will be missed by many. He knew farms and ranches in the area better than most of the people who lived on them.

In June of 2002, a grandson, Chase was born and was another joy brought into Del's life. In December of 2011, Del's health deteriorated and as much as he hated to leave his customers, he retired and was able to enjoy more time with his family.

Del passed from this life on Saturday evening, November 24, 2012 at the age of 68 years, with his family by his side.

We will miss your dry humor, you stories, your laugh, your smile and I love you's. You are gone but will live on in our hearts forever.

Grateful for having shared in his life are his wife of 43 years, Linda Borchert, Shadehill, SD; two sons, Quinton and Josh Borchert; one daughter, Jennifer Borchert Marxsen, all of Lemmon, SD; two grandchildren, Cayla and Chase Marxsen; one great-grandson, Connor; his mother-in-law, Christine Messmer, Lemmon, SD; three brothers, Eddie, in California, Harvey, Tolstoy, SD and Max Borchert, Gillette, WY; four sisters, Carolyn (Edgar) Riedlinger, Hebron, ND, Maxcine (Jim) Heim, Elgin, ND, Margie Rhodes, Bismarck, ND and Joann Lacey, Minneapolis, MN; two brothers-in-law, Lyle Messmer, Lemmon, SD and Larry Messmer, Belle Fourche, SD; two sisters-in-law, Jayne (Rodney) Reith, West Fargo, ND and Lori (John) Herold, Bismarck, ND; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents; his parents, Otto and Barbara Borchert; his son-in-law, BJ Marxsen; one brother, Oscar Borchert; and several aunts and uncles.

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, and on Wednesday, 9:00am to 12 noon at the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Lemmon and one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday afternoon.




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 101362694
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Delbert Dale “Del” Borchert (5 Nov 1944–24 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101362694, citing Greenhill Cemetery, Lemmon, Perkins County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Teddy (contributor 47376583) .